Associate Professor, Department of Economics, UC Davis
Director, Davis Energy Economics Program (DEEP)
David Rapson is an associate professor in the Department of Economics and Director of the Davis Energy Economics Program (DEEP). His research focuses on energy and environmental economics, industrial organization, and applied microeconomics. Rapson studies how firms and consumers make decisions, primarily about energy use, and what this implies for optimal regulation and government policy. Current academic research topics include electrification of the economy, electric vehicles, electricity markets, energy efficiency, climate policy and regulation. Other interests include cannabis taxation, housing markets and rent control. His research appears in The American Economic Review, Science, Nature, and other academic journals.