Current Projects

Creating more robust emission markets

In an effort to increase the use of and improve emission markets, our team, along with other UVA researchers, have designed and tested new mechanisms that reduce price volatility and incorporate emission allowance auctions.

Evaluating economic incentives in Virginia

Under contract with the Joint Legislative Audit & Review Commission, our research team is evaluating economic incentives in Virginia. This year small business incentives, including work force training programs, were evaluated.

Improving the management of electricity supply in India

Helping to address the problem of inconsistent electricity supply in India, we have developed curriculum and conducted workshops on how to use microeconomic principles to increase regularity of supply while lowering costs.

Siting wind and solar power in Virginia

We are partnering with the Energy Foundation and localities to develop best practices for the siting of solar and wind generation facilities in Virginia.

Tracking state priorities to budget impact

Our research team is developing a revised state budget website that identifies targeted outcomes and links spending to present and future impact on the state budget.

Studying methods to reduce emissions in Virginia

Our team, along with other researchers at UVA, are building models to illustrate the impact of aggressive carbon sequestration on Virginia localities and the Chesapeake Bay.

Understanding locality use of highway funds

Our research team conducts an annual survey of localities to help document the sources and uses of road, street and highway maintenance funds provided by VDOT.

Estimating the need for veteran cemeteries

We are partnering with the Department of Veteran Affairs to estimate needed cemetery capacity by combining their projection data with demographic information.

Forecasting Electricity Demand for Virginia

Our research team is integrating population and economic trends with in-depth knowledge of the industry to help Virginia power providers and policy makers anticipate and meet needs.