Christopher Knittel


Christopher Knittel


Christopher Knittel is the George P. Shultz Professor and a Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Prior to MIT Sloan, Knittel taught at the University of California, Davis, and at Boston University. His research focuses on industrial organization, environmental economics, and applied econometrics.

Knittel is an associate editor of The American Economic Journal— Economic Policy, The Journal of Industrial Economics, and the Journal of Energy Markets. His research has appeared in The American Economic Review, The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Journal of Industrial Economics, The Energy Journal, and other academic journals. He also is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in the Productivity, Industrial Organization, and Energy and Environmental Economics groups.

Knittel holds a BA in economics and political science from California State University, Stanislaus; an MA in economics from the University of California, Davis; and a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. 



"Natural Gas Prices and Coal Displacement: Evidence from Electricity Markets."

Knittel, Christopher R., Konstantinos Metaxoglou, and Andre Trindade. International Journal of Industrial Organization. Forthcoming. Download Paper.

"The Efficiency and Distributional Effects of Alternative Residential Electricity Rate Designs."

Burger, Scott P., Christopher R. Knittel, Ignacio J. Perez-Arriaga, Ian Schneider, and Frederik vom Scheidt. The Energy Journal. Forthcoming.

"The Short-run and Long-run Effects of Covid-19 on Energy and the Environment."

Gillingham, Kenneth T., Christopher R. Knittel Jing Li, Marten Ovaere, and Mar Reguant. Joule. Forthcoming.

"​The Use of Regression Statistics to Analyze Imperfect Pricing Policies."

Jacobsen, Mark R., Christopher R. Knittel, James M. Sallee, and Arthur A. van Benthem. Journal of Political Economy. Forthcoming.

"What Does and Does not Correlate with COVID-19 Death Rates."

Knittel, Christopher R. and Bora Ozaltun, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6140-20. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, June 2020.

"The Local Economic and Welfare Consequences of Hydraulic Fracturing."

​Bartik, Alexander W., Janet Currie, Michael Greenstone, and Christopher R. Knittel. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. Vol. 11, No. 4 (2019): 105-155. Download Paper.

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