Carnegie Mellon University

Nicholas Muller

Nicholas Z. Muller

Associate Professor and Lester and Judith Lave Chair of Economics, Department of Engineering and Public Policy and Tepper School of Business

  • TEP Room 4215
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Muller's current work focuses on comparing air pollution and climate damages from electric vehicles to conventional vehicles, estimating air pollution damage from energy production, an ex post evaluation of the Acid Rain Program, quality change in energy price indices, and selection bias in air pollution monitoring networks.


  • PhD - Yale University (2007)
  • MPA - Indiana University (2002)
  • BS - University of Oregon (1996)


    • Clay, K., A. Jha, N.Z. Muller, and R. Walsh (2019). "The External Costs of Shipping Petroleum Products by Pipeline and Rail: Evidence of Shipments of Crude Oil from North Dakota. " The Energy Journal. 40(1). 
    • Fowlie, M. and N. Z. Muller (2019). "Market-based Emissions Regulation When Damages Vary Across Sources: What Are the Gains from Di§erentiation?" Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. Forthcoming.
    • Holland, S. P., E. T. Mansur, N. Z. Muller, and A. J. Yates (2019). "Distributional Effects of Air Pollution from Electric Vehicle Adoption" Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. Forthcoming.
    • Muller, N. Z. (2019). "The Derivation of Discount Rates with an Augmented Measure of Income." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.
    • Tessum, C., J. S. Apt, A. L. Goodkind, N.Z. Muller, K. A. Mullins, D. A. Paollela, S. Polasky, N. P. Springer, S. K. Thakrar, J. D. Marshall, and J. D. Hill (2019). "Inequity in consumption of goods and services adds to racial-ethnic disparities in air pollution exposure."  Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Forthcoming.