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Jay Zarnikau

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First Name:Jay
Middle Name:William
Last Name:Zarnikau
RePEc Short-ID:pza186


(95%) Department of Economics
University of Texas-Austin

Austin, Texas (United States)
RePEc:edi:deutxus (more details at EDIRC)

(5%) L.B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
University of Texas-Austin

Austin, Texas (United States)
RePEc:edi:pautxus (more details at EDIRC)

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Working papers

  1. Brown, David P. & Zarnikau, Jay & Woo, Chi-Keung, 2020. "Does Locational Marginal Pricing Impact Generation Investment Location Decisions? An Analysis of Texas's Wholesale Electricity Market," Working Papers 2020-1, University of Alberta, Department of Economics.
  2. Brown, David P. & Tsai, Chen-Hao & Woo, Chi-Keung & Zarnikau, Jay & Zhu, Shuangshuang, 2020. "Residential Electricity Pricing in Texas’s Competitive Retail Market," Working Papers 2020-4, University of Alberta, Department of Economics.


  1. Raymond Li & Chi-Keung Woo & Asher Tishler & Jay Zarnikau, 2022. "Price Responsiveness of Residential Demand for Natural Gas in the United States," Energies, MDPI, vol. 15(12), pages 1-22, June.
  2. Li, Raymond & Woo, Chi-Keung & Tishler, Asher & Zarnikau, Jay, 2022. "How price responsive is industrial demand for natural gas in the United States?," Utilities Policy, Elsevier, vol. 74(C).
  3. Li, Raymond & Woo, Chi-Keung & Tishler, Asher & Zarnikau, Jay, 2022. "Price responsiveness of commercial demand for natural gas in the US," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 256(C).
  4. Chi-Keung Woo & Kang Hua Cao & Tsz Leung Yip & Sin Yin Chow & Cho-Leung Chu & Jay Zarnikau & Chloe Mow, 2022. "Performance-based regulation of train service delays: Hong Kong," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 29(19), pages 1847-1854, November.
  5. Woo, C.K. & Cao, K.H. & Zarnikau, J. & Yip, T.L. & Chow, A., 2021. "What moves Hong Kong's train ridership?," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 90(C).
  6. Woo, C.K. & Tishler, A. & Zarnikau, J. & Chen, Y., 2021. "Average residential outage cost estimates for the lower 48 states in the US," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 98(C).
  7. Cao, K.H. & Qi, H.S. & Tsai, C.H. & Woo, C.K. & Zarnikau, J., 2021. "Energy trading efficiency in the US Midcontinent electricity markets," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 302(C).
  8. Zarnikau, J. & Zhu, S. & Woo, C.K. & Tsai, C.H., 2020. "Texas's operating reserve demand curve's generation investment incentive," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 137(C).
  9. Zarnikau, J. & Tsai, C.H. & Woo, C.K., 2020. "Determinants of the wholesale prices of energy and ancillary services in the U.S. Midcontinent electricity market," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 195(C).
  10. David P. Brown & Jay Zarnikau & Chi-Keung Woo, 2020. "Does locational marginal pricing impact generation investment location decisions? An analysis of Texas’s wholesale electricity market," Journal of Regulatory Economics, Springer, vol. 58(2), pages 99-140, December.
  11. Brown, D.P. & Tsai, C.H. & Woo, C.K. & Zarnikau, J. & Zhu, S., 2020. "Residential electricity pricing in Texas's competitive retail market," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 92(C).
  12. Zarnikau, J. & Woo, C.K. & Zhu, S. & Tsai, C.H., 2019. "Market price behavior of wholesale electricity products: Texas," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 125(C), pages 418-428.
  13. Woo, C.K. & Zarnikau, J., 2019. "Renewable energy's vanishing premium in Texas's retail electricity pricing plans," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 132(C), pages 764-770.
  14. Damien, Paul & Fuentes-García, Ruth & Mena, Ramsés H. & Zarnikau, Jay, 2019. "Impacts of day-ahead versus real-time market prices on wholesale electricity demand in Texas," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 81(C), pages 259-272.
  15. Woo, C.K. & Milstein, I. & Tishler, A. & Zarnikau, J., 2019. "A wholesale electricity market design sans missing money and price manipulation," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 134(C).
  16. Woo, C.K. & Liu, Y. & Zarnikau, J. & Shiu, A. & Luo, X. & Kahrl, F., 2018. "Price elasticities of retail energy demands in the United States: New evidence from a panel of monthly data for 2001–2016," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 222(C), pages 460-474.
  17. Woo, C.K. & Shiu, A. & Liu, Y. & Luo, X. & Zarnikau, J., 2018. "Consumption effects of an electricity decarbonization policy: Hong Kong," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 144(C), pages 887-902.
  18. Woo, C.K. & Chen, Y. & Zarnikau, J. & Olson, A. & Moore, J. & Ho, T., 2018. "Carbon trading’s impact on California’s real-time electricity market prices," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 159(C), pages 579-587.
  19. Chi-Keung Woo & Jay Zarnikau & Alice Shiu & Raymond Li, 2017. "Winter Residential Optional Dynamic Pricing: British Columbia, Canada," The Energy Journal, International Association for Energy Economics, vol. 0(Number 5).
  20. Chi-Keung Woo, Ira Horowitz, Jay Zarnikau, Jack Moore, Brendan Schneiderman, Tony Ho, and Eric Leung, 2016. "What Moves the Ex Post Variable Profit of Natural-Gas-Fired Generation in California?," The Energy Journal, International Association for Energy Economics, vol. 0(Number 3).
  21. Woo, C.K. & Moore, J. & Schneiderman, B. & Ho, T. & Olson, A. & Alagappan, L. & Chawla, K. & Toyama, N. & Zarnikau, J., 2016. "Merit-order effects of renewable energy and price divergence in California’s day-ahead and real-time electricity markets," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 92(C), pages 299-312.
  22. Woo, C.K. & Cheng, Y.S. & Law, A. & Zarnikau, J. & Ho, S.T. & Leung, H.Y., 2015. "Consumer support for a public utilities commission in Hong Kong," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 76(C), pages 87-97.
  23. Woo, C.K. & Ho, T. & Zarnikau, J. & Olson, A. & Jones, R. & Chait, M. & Horowitz, I. & Wang, J., 2014. "Electricity-market price and nuclear power plant shutdown: Evidence from California," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 73(C), pages 234-244.
  24. Chi‐Keung Woo & Jay Zarnikau & Ira Horowitz & Alice Shiu, 2014. "Transparency of Retail Energy Pricing: Evidence from the US Natural Gas Industry," Managerial and Decision Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 35(4), pages 300-308, June.
  25. J. Zarnikau & C. Woo & R. Baldick, 2014. "Did the introduction of a nodal market structure impact wholesale electricity prices in the Texas (ERCOT) market?," Journal of Regulatory Economics, Springer, vol. 45(2), pages 194-208, April.
  26. Zarnikau, Jay & Thal, Dan, 2013. "The response of large industrial energy consumers to four coincident peak (4CP) transmission charges in the Texas (ERCOT) market," Utilities Policy, Elsevier, vol. 26(C), pages 1-6.
  27. C. Woo & J. Zarnikau & E. Kollman, 2012. "Exact welfare measurement for double-log demand with partial adjustment," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 42(1), pages 171-180, February.
  28. Chi-Keung Woo, Ira Horowitz, Brian Horii, Ren Orans, and Jay Zarnikau, 2012. "Blowing in the Wind: Vanishing Payoffs of a Tolling Agreement for Natural-gas-fired Generation of Electricity in Texas," The Energy Journal, International Association for Energy Economics, vol. 0(Number 1).
  29. Zarnikau, Jay, 2011. "Successful renewable energy development in a competitive electricity market: A Texas case study," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 39(7), pages 3906-3913, July.
  30. Philip F. Henshaw & Carey King & Jay Zarnikau, 2011. "System Energy Assessment (SEA), Defining a Standard Measure of EROI for Energy Businesses as Whole Systems," Sustainability, MDPI, vol. 3(10), pages 1-36, October.
  31. Woo, C.K. & Zarnikau, J. & Moore, J. & Horowitz, I., 2011. "Wind generation and zonal-market price divergence: Evidence from Texas," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 39(7), pages 3928-3938, July.
  32. Zarnikau, Jay W., 2010. "Demand participation in the restructured Electric Reliability Council of Texas market," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 35(4), pages 1536-1543.
  33. Kang, Linhong & Zarnikau, Jay, 2009. "Did the expiration of retail price caps affect prices in the restructured Texas electricity market?," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(5), pages 1713-1717, May.
  34. Woo, C.K. & Zarnikau, Jay, 2009. "Will Electricity Market Reform Likely Reduce Retail Rates?," The Electricity Journal, Elsevier, vol. 22(2), pages 40-45, March.
  35. Zarnikau, Jay & Hallett, Ian, 2008. "Aggregate industrial energy consumer response to wholesale prices in the restructured Texas electricity market," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 30(4), pages 1798-1808, July.
  36. Zarnikau, J. & Landreth, G. & Hallett, I. & Kumbhakar, S.C., 2007. "Industrial customer response to wholesale prices in the restructured Texas electricity market," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 32(9), pages 1715-1723.
  37. Xiao, Ni & Zarnikau, Jay & Damien, Paul, 2007. "Testing functional forms in energy modeling: An application of the Bayesian approach to U.S. electricity demand," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 29(2), pages 158-166, March.
  38. Zarnikau, Jay & Fox, Marilyn & Smolen, Paul, 2007. "Trends in prices to commercial energy consumers in the competitive Texas electricity market," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 35(8), pages 4332-4339, August.
  39. Zarnikau, Jay & Whitworth, Doug, 2006. "Has electric utility restructuring led to lower electricity prices for residential consumers in Texas?," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 34(15), pages 2191-2200, October.
  40. Zarnikau, Jay, 2005. "A review of efforts to restructure Texas' electricity market," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 33(1), pages 15-25, January.
  41. Zarnikau, Jay, 2003. "Consumer demand for `green power' and energy efficiency," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 31(15), pages 1661-1672, December.
  42. Zarnikau, Jay, 2003. "Functional forms in energy demand modeling," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 25(6), pages 603-613, November.
  43. Jay Zarnikau, 1999. "A Note: Will Tomorrow's Energy Efficiency Indices Prove Useful in Economic Studies?," The Energy Journal, International Association for Energy Economics, vol. 0(Number 3), pages 139-145.
  44. Zarnikau, Jay, 1999. "Defining 'total energy use' in economic studies: does the aggregation approach matter?," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 21(5), pages 485-492, October.
  45. Zarnikau, Jay & Reilley, Bob, 1996. "The evolution of the cogeneration market in Texas," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 24(1), pages 67-79, January.
  46. Zarnikau, Jay & Guermouche, Sid & Schmidt, Philip, 1996. "Can different energy resources be added or compared?," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 21(6), pages 483-491.
  47. Zarnikau, Jay, 1994. "Spot market pricing of water resources and efficient means of rationing water during scarcity (water pricing)," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 16(3), pages 189-210, August.
  48. Jay Zarnikau, 1990. "Customer Responsiveness to Real-Time Pricing of Electricity," The Energy Journal, International Association for Energy Economics, vol. 0(Number 4), pages 99-116.
  49. Zarnikau, Jay & Moore, Bill & Baughman, Martin, 1989. "Wheeling nonutility power: the Texas experience," The Electricity Journal, Elsevier, vol. 2(7), pages 32-41.

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  1. NEP-ENE: Energy Economics (2) 2020-01-27 2020-05-11
  2. NEP-REG: Regulation (2) 2020-01-27 2020-05-11
  3. NEP-COM: Industrial Competition (1) 2020-01-27
  4. NEP-GEN: Gender (1) 2020-05-11
  5. NEP-IND: Industrial Organization (1) 2020-01-27


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