Sarah E. West: Research

Working Papers and Work in Progress

Public Transit and Property Values: The Effect of Light Rail on Residential Home Values in Minneapolis, MN (with Clemens Pilgram), work in progress.

Selected Publications

            Do Consumers Recognize the Value of Fuel Economy? Evidence from Used Car Prices and Gasoline Price Fluctuations
(with Jim Sallee and Wei Fan)
Journal of Public Economics vol. 135 (March 2016), p. 61-73.

            Public Transit and Urban Redevelopment: The Effect of Light Rail Transit on Land Use in Minneapolis, Minnesota (with Needham B. Hurst)
Regional Science and Urban Economics, 46 (May 2014): 57-72.

Tax and Subsidy Combinations for the Control of Car Pollution (with Don Fullerton) The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy:
Vol. 10: Iss. 1 (Advances), Article 8 (2010).

Alcohol-Leisure Complementarity: Empirical Estimates and Implications for Tax Policy (with Ian W.H. Parry) National Tax Journal, 62 (4)
(December 2009): 611-633.

Fiscal and Externality Rationales for Alcohol Taxes (with Ian W. H. Parry and Ramanan Laxminarayan) The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy:
Vol. 9: Iss. 1 (Contributions), Article 29 (2009).

Optimal Taxation and Cross-Price Effects on Labor Supply: Estimates of the Optimal Gas Tax (with Roberton C. Williams III) Journal of Public Economics
91(April 2007): 593-617.

Open Space, Residential Property Values, and Spatial Context  (with Soren T. Anderson)  Regional Science and Urban Economics 36 (2006) 773-789.

Environmental Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean (co-edited with Aldemaro Romero) (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer Press, 2005).
            Chapter of book in working paper form "Market-based Policies for Pollution Control in Latin America" with Ann Wolverton.
            Working Paper 2003-01, National Center for Environmental Economics, Environmental Protection Agency.

The Cost of Reducing Gasoline Consumption (with Roberton C. Williams III) American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2005.

Equity Implications of Vehicle Emissions Taxes Journal of Transport Economics and Policy 39 (1) (January 2005) 1-24.

Estimates from a Consumer Demand System: Implications for the Incidence of Environmental Taxes (with Roberton C. Williams III)
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 47 (2004) 535-558.

Distributional Effects of Alternative Vehicle Pollution Control Policies  Journal of Public Economics 88 (2004) 735-757. 
            Working paper version referenced in the published article: Distributional Effects of Alternative Vehicle Pollution Control Policies (September 2002).

Public Finance Solutions to Vehicle Emissions Problems in California (with Don Fullerton) Berkeley, CA: The Berkeley Electronic Press, 2003.

Can Taxes on Cars and on Gasoline Mimic an Unavailable Tax on Emissions? (with Don Fullerton) Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
42 (January 2002): pp. 135-157.