Daniel Matisoff

Associate Professor

Member Of:
  • School of Public Policy
  • Center for Urban Innovation
  • Climate and Energy Policy Laboratory
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Daniel Matisoff teaches and conducts research in the areas of public policy, energy policy, and corporate sustainability. His research focuses on the effectiveness and efficiency of comparative approaches to addressing environmental problems and the adoption and diffusion of energy technologies and policies. He currently is a fellow with the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainability, and is affiliated with the Strategic Energy Institute and Center for Urban Innovation. He has participated in over $4 million of sponsored research through the National Science Foundation, the European Union Center for Excellence, the German Academic Exchange Service, the Georgia Department of Transportation, and the National Electric Energy Testing Research and Applications Center. His recent research has resulted in publications in the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, Environmental and Resource Economics, Energy Economics, Environmental Science and Technology, Energy Policy, and Business Strategy and the Environment, among other outlets. His current research interests include: evaluating the effectiveness of voluntary eco-labeling programs; the effectiveness of incentives for solar electricity; the adoption of smart grid technologies and policies; and the impact of large scale solar adoption on consumer rates and bills.

  • PhD, Indiana University, Public Policy
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, Economics and International Relations
Areas of
  • Corporate Sustainability
Research Fields:
  • Energy, Climate and Environmental Policy
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • POL-1101: Government of the U.S.
  • PUBP-2698: Research Assistantship
  • PUBP-3350: Energy Policy
  • PUBP-3600: Sustain,Tech & Policy
  • PUBP-6012: Fund of Policy Processes
  • PUBP-6350: Energy Policy & Markets
  • PUBP-8540: Adv Environmental Policy
Recent Publications

Journal Articles

  • The Comparative Effectiveness of Residential Solar Incentives
       In: Energy Policy [Peer Reviewed]

    August 2017

  • Peak Shifting and Cross-Class Subsidization: The Impacts of Solar PV on Changes in Electricity Costs
       In: Energy Policy [Peer Reviewed]

    July 2017

  • Policy Monitor—Green Buildings: Economics and Policies
       In: Review of Environmental Economics and Policy [Peer Reviewed]

    July 2016

    This article presents an overview of green building economics and policies through a survey of theoretical and empirical evidence concerning green building practices. We define green building policy as policies that affect the entire life of the building, from design and construction to operation and deconstruction. We examine the economics of green buildings in the United States, with particular emphasis on market failures in the building sector such as information problems and externalities. We also discuss how policy instruments are used to address these market failures. We present original data on the types and potential impacts of these policy instruments in the United States, along with a brief review of international green building programs. We conclude by describing challenges for the empirical study of green buildings and priorities for future research and policy in this area.