Kyle Meng is an Associate Professor at the Bren School and the Department of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). His research is primarily in environmental, energy, and resource economics with a focus on advancing the empirics of climate change economics. He has published in leading economics and science journals, including the American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Nature, Science, and PNAS. His research has been covered by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, and other media sources and he has appeared before the U.S. Congress. He received his PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University and his Bachelor’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Princeton University.
Meng, Kyle C. and Ashwin Rode. 2019. “The Social Cost of Lobbying over Climate Policy,” Nature Climate Change, 9, 472-276.
McDermott, Grant R., Kyle C. Meng, Gavin G. McDonald, and Christopher J. Costello. 2018. “The Blue Paradox: Preemptive Overfishing in Marine Reserves,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
Deschenes, Olivier and Kyle C. Meng. 2018. “Quasi-Experimental Methods in Environmental Economics: Opportunities and Challenges” Handbook of Environmental Economics, Vol. 4.
Zhang, Peng, Olivier Deschenes, Kyle C. Meng, and Junjie Zhang. 2018. “Temperature Effects on Productivity and Factor Reallocation: Evidence from a Half Million Chinese Manufacturing Plants,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 88(3), 1-17.
Meng, Kyle C. 2017. “Using a Free Permit Rule to Forecast the Marginal Abatement Cost of Proposed Climate Policy,” American Economic Review, 107(3), 748-84.
Meng, Kyle C., Kimberly L. Oremus and Steve Gaines. 2016. "New England Cod Collapse and the Climate." PLOS ONE, 11(7).
Fujiwara, Thomas, Kyle C. Meng, and Tom Vogl. 2016. “Habit Formation in Voting: Evidence from Rainy Elections.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 8(4), 160-88.
Burke et. al. 2016. “Opportunities for advances in climate change economics.” Science, 352(6283), 292-293.
Hsiang* Solomon M. and Kyle C. Meng. 2014. “Reconciling Disagreement over Climate-Conflict Results in Africa.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 111(6), 2100-3. Hsiang, Solomon M., Kyle C. Meng, and Mark A. Cane. 2011. “Civil Conflicts are Associated with the Global Climate.” Nature, 476(7361), 438–441.