My current research activity is largely focused on environmental and resource economics, particularly at the intersection with industrial organization. Much of my work involves dynamic applications, including repeated and dynamic games and differential games.
Recent publications include:
Mason, Charles F., Victoria Umanskaya and Edward Barbier, “On the Strategic Use of Import Tariffs to Control Trans-boundary Externalities,” Game Theory Applications to Environmental Economics forthcoming.
Mason, Charles F., Lucija A. Muehlenbachs and Sheila M. Olmstead, “The Economics of Shale Gas Development,” Annual Review of Resource Economics 2015, v. 7, pp. 269-289.
Mason, Charles F., Victoria Umanskaya and Edward Barbier, “On the Strategic Use of Border Tax Adjustments as a Second-Best Climate Policy Measure,” Environment and Development Economics 2015, v. 20, pp. 539-560.
Mason, Charles F. and Neil Wilmot, “Jumps in Natural Gas Prices: Implications for Infrastucture,” Energy Economics 2014, v. 46, pp. S69-S79.
Oliver, Matthew E., Charles F. Mason and David Finnoff, “Pipeline Congestion and Natural Gas Basis Differentials: Theory and Evidence,” Journal of Regulatory Economics 2014, v. 46 261-291.
Mason, Charles F., “The Organization of the Oil Industry, Past and Present,” Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics 2014, v. 10, pp. 1 – 83.
Atkinson, Scott E. and Charles F. Mason, “Power Generation and Environment: Choices and Economic Trade-offs,” Resource and Energy Economics 2014, v. 36, 1-5.
Mason, Charles F., “Uranium and Nuclear Power: The Role of Exploration in Framing Public Policy,” Resource and Energy Economics 2014, v. 36, 49-63.
Oliver, Matthew E., Charles F. Mason and David Finnoff, “Natural Gas Expansion and the Cost Of Congestion,” Energy Forum 2014, pp. 31-32.
van ‘t Veld, Klaas, Andrew Leach and Charles F. Mason, “The Economics of CO2 Sequestration Through Enhanced Oil Recovery,” Energy Procedia 2013, v. 37, 6909-6919.
Mason, Charles F., “The Economics of Eco-Labeling,” International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics 2013, v. 6, 341-372.
Mason, Charles F. and Andrew J. Plantinga, “Contracting for Impure Public Goods: Carbon Offsets and Additionality,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 2013, v. 66, pp. 1-14.
Wilmot, Neil and Charles F. Masonm “Jump Processes in the Market for Crude Oil,” The Energy Journal 2013 v. 34.
Mason, Charles F., “Global Petroleum Markets: Pat, Present and Future,” Encyclopedia of Globalization, Basil Blackwell publishers, 2013.