David Rapson
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics

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Biography
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Publications
Working Papers
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Brief Biography

David Rapson joined the Economics Department at UC Davis in 2008. Rapson's research focuses on energy and environmental economics, industrial organization, and applied econometrics. His research includes several collaborative studies with regulated utilities and government agencies. These include the evaluation of dynamic pricing regimes, carbon offset programs, and the design and analysis of a large-scale randomized field experiment to test the role of information on price elasticity. His research appears in The American Economic Review, Nature, and other academic journals. Rapson holds an AB in economics from Dartmouth College; an MA in economics from Queen's University; and a PhD in economics from Boston University.

Contact Information

Department of Economics
University of California
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616

Office: 1127 SSH
Phone: (530) 752-5368
Email: dsrapson ***at*** ucdavis.edu

Publications

Working Papers

Book Chapters

  • "Comparing Average and Marginal Tax Rates under the FairTax and the Current System of Federal Taxation," (with Laurence Kotlikoff) in John Diamond and George Zodrow, eds., Fundamental Tax Reform: Issues, Choices, and Implications, MIT Press 2008.
    (PDF copy of October 2006 pre-publication version)

Teaching

  • Industrial Organization (PhD), UC Davis (2009-present)

  • Industrial Organization (Undergraduate), UC Davis (2009-present)

  • Energy Markets (Undergraduate and Masters), UC Davis (2012-present)

  • Intermediate Microeconomics (Undergraduate), Boston University (2006)