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Journal Articles

Hard to Say Goodbye: South Korea, Japan, and China as the Last Lenders for Coal (2023)

Davidson, M. R., Gao, X., Busby, J., Shearer, C., & Eisenman, J. Environmental Politics.

Quantifying the cost savings of global solar photovoltaic supply chains (2022)

Helveston, J.P., He, G., & Davidson, M.R. Nature.

Risks of decoupling from China on low-carbon technologies (2022)

Davidson, M. R., Karplus, V. J., Lewis, J. I., Nahm, J., & Wang, A. Science.

Limitations of reanalysis data for wind power applications (2022)

Davidson, M. R., Millstein, D. Wind Energy.

Static Electricity: Institutional and Ideational Barriers to China’s Market Reforms (2022)

Davidson, M. R., Pearson, M. M. Studies in Comparative International Development.

The Challenges of Coal Phaseout: Coal Plant Development and Foreign Finance in Indonesia and Vietnam (2021)

Gao, X., Davidson, M., Busby, J., Shearer, C., Eisenman, J. Global Environmental Politics.

Policies and Institutions to Support Carbon Neutrality in China by 2060 (2021)

Davidson, M., Karplus, V. J., Zhang, D., & Zhang, X. Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy.

Power market reform in China: Motivations, progress, and recommendations (2020)

Guo, H., Davidson, M. R., Chen, Q., Zhang, D., Jiang, N., Xia, Q., Kang, C., and Zhang, X. Energy Policy

Avoiding Pitfalls in China’s Electricity Sector Reforms (2019)

Davidson, M. R. and Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga. The Energy Journal.

规避中国电力改革中的隐患 (2019)

Davidson, M. R. and Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga. The Energy Journal.

Modeling Unit Commitment in Political Context: Case of China's Partially Restructured Electricity Sector (2018)

Davidson, M. R., Pérez-Arriaga, J. I. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.

Modelling the potential for wind energy integration on China’s coal-heavy electricity grid (2016)

Davidson, M. R., Zhang, D., Xiong, W., Zhang, X., and Karplus, V. J. Nature Energy.

Politics of Power in China: Institutional Bottlenecks to Reducing Wind Curtailment Through Improved Transmission (2013)

Davidson, M. R. International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) Energy Forum.

Refereed Book Chapters and Other Publications

Why China Can’t Break Its Coal Addiction (2023)

Davidson, M. Foreign Affairs.

Renewable Energy Pathways to Carbon Neutrality in China (2023)

California-China Climate Institute, Power Transformation Lab, Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy

Foundations for a Low-Carbon Energy System in China (2021)

Lee, H., Schrag, D. P., Bunn, M., Davidson, M., Peng, W., Wang, P., & Mao, Z. Cambridge University Press.

China’s Power Outage: The Real Reasons Behind Beijing’s Energy Crisis (2021)

Davidson, M. Foreign Affairs.

The Paths to Net Zero: How Technology Can Save the Planet (2020)

Azevedo, I., Davidson, M. R., Jenkins, J. D., Karplus, V. J., and Victor, D. G. Foreign Affairs.

Technology Integration in China’s Electricity System: Central Targets and Local Challenges (2019)

Davidson, M. R. In Policy, Regulation and Innovation in China's Electricity and Telecom Industries.

Creating Markets for Wind Electricity in China: Case Studies in Energy Policy and Regulation (2018)

Davidson, M.R. (2018). Ph.D. Thesis. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Regulatory and Technical Barriers to Wind Energy Integration in Northeast China (2014)

Davidson, M. R (2014). M.S. Thesis. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Working Papers and Reports

Workshop on Low-Carbon Transitions in Chinese State-Owned Enterprises: Six Key Take-Aways (2023)

UC San Diego 21st Century China Center, Power Transformation Lab

Low-Carbon Transition Planning in China's Coal and Power SOEs: Case of China Energy (2022)

Davidson, M.R.

The Role of Trade in Addressing Climate Change: Recommendations for Policies and Practices (2021)

Bowen, R., Broz, J. L., Burney, J., Costello, C., Davidson, M. R., Li, H., & Rauch, J. E. UC San Diego Center for Commerce and Diplomacy Task Force on Climate and Trade.

China Trading Power: Improving Environmental and Economic Efficiency of Yunnan’s Electricity Market (2021)

Liu, Shuangquan and Michael Davidson. Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

中国电力交易:提升云南电力市场的环境与经济效益 (2021)

Liu, Shuangquan and Michael Davidson. Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

The impact of COVID-19 on the power sector in Karnataka, India (2020)

Iychettira, K., Hou, X., Davidson, M., & Urpelainen, J. Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy.

Creating Subnational Climate Institutions in China (2019)

Davidson, M. R. Discussion Paper. Harvard Project on Climate Agreements.

Modeling Unit Commitment in Political Context: Case of China's Partially Restructured Electricity Sector (2017)

Davidson, M. R., Pérez-Arriaga, J. I. CEEPR Working Paper.

Toward a Political Economy Framework for Wind Integration: Does China Break the Mould? (2016)

Davidson, M. R., Kahrl, F., and Karplus, V. J. UNU-WIDER.

An Integrated Assessment of China’s Wind Energy Potential (2014)

Zhang, D., Davidson, M. R., Gunturu, B., Zhang, X., and Karplus, V. J. MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.

Posters

Winner, Social Sciences Category, 2017 AAAS Student Poster Competition (2017)

Hidden Costs of Technology Development by the Plan: Case of China's Coal Fleet Upgrading

Re-Analysis Data for Fine Temporal Resolution Wind Power Estimation: A Comparison of Boundary Layer Parameterizations (2015)

Davidson, M. R., and Qi, T. Graduate Climate Conference, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Woods Hole, MA.