Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment published September 1st 2006 by the Brookings Institution Press, ISBN 978-0-8157-4816-8 , 2007 Planetizen Top Ten book of the year. Translated into Chinese by Tsinghua University's CIDEG in 2008. translated into Farsi in 2011.
. Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in Our Hotter Future, 288 pages, Basic Books published in September 2010. ISBN 978-0465019267 , translated into Arabic (under the name Matthew Khan). Paperback released in 2013.
Informal Economies, Information and the Environment, joint with Alex Pfaff, Journal of International Affairs, Spring 2000 53(2) 525-544.
Decentralized Employment and the Transformation of the American City, joint with Ed Glaeser, Brookings/Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs Volume 2. 2001.
The Beneficiaries of Clean Air Act Legislation. Regulation. 24(1) 34-39. 2001.
Does Sprawl Reduced the Black/White Housing Consumption Gap? Housing Policy Debate, Volume 12(1) 2001.
Civic Engagement in Heterogeneous Communities (joint with Dora Costa), Perspectives on Politics 2003, 1(1) 103-112.
Two Measures of Progress in Adapting to Climate Change, Global Environmental Change, 2003 13 307-312.
Environmental Regional Public Goods in Asia and Latin America. Published in Regional Public Goods from Theory to Practice. edited by Antoni Estevadeordal, Brian Frantz and Tam Robert Nguyen. IADB and ADB. 2004 pages 203-226
The Effects of Urban Rail Transit Expansion: Evidence from Sixteen Cities from 1970 to 2000 (joint with Nate Baum-Snow), Brookings-Wharton Conference on Urban Affairs 2005 Volume, edited by Gary Burtless and Janet Rothenberg Pack.
Air Pollution in Cities, chapter for Blackwell Press Companion Volume on Urban Economics, edited by Richard Arnott and Daniel McMillen. 2006.
Public Health and Mortality: What Can We Learn from the Past? (joint with Dora Costa) , in Poverty, the Distribution of Income, and Public Policy edited by Alan Auerbach, David Card and John Quigley, Russell Sage volume in honor of Eugene Smolensky, 2006.
Environmental Valuation Using Cross-City Hedonic Methods. Chapter Two of Environmental Valuation: Interregional and Intraregional Perspectives. 2006 Ashgate Press book edited by John Carruthers and Bill Mundy.
Green Growth: The Economics of Green Cities published by London's Policy Exchange as an essay in the book Living for the City
The Quality of Life and Productivity in Sprawled versus Compact Cities , OECD Roundtable. Proceedings, 2008
"compensating differentials." The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Second Edition. Eds. Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online. Palgrave Macmillan.
"urban environment and quality of life." The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Second Edition. Eds. Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online. Palgrave Macmillan.
Estimating Hedonic Models of Consumer Demand with an Application to Urban Sprawl (joint with Pat Bajari) published in Hedonic Methods in Housing Markets Pricing Environmental Amenities and Segregation Baranzini, A.; Ramirez, J.; Schaerer, C.; Thalmann, P. (Eds.) 2008, XXII, 278 p. 26 illus., Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-387-76814-4
Understanding Spatial Variation in Tax Sheltering: The Role of Demographics, Ideology and Taxes (joint with Bill Gentry) International Regional Science Review 2009, 32(3) 400-423.
Walking the Walk: The Association Between Environmentalism and Green Transit Behavior (joint with Eric Morris), Journal of the American Planning Association, 2009 , 75(4) 389-405. lead article.
Health, Stress and Social Networks: Evidence from Civil War Veterans (joint with Dora L. Costa), Demography, Volume 47, Number 1, February 2010, pp. 45-66.
Harrigan RJ, Thomassen HA, Buermann W, Cummings RF, Kahn ME, et al. 2010 Economic Conditions Predict Prevalence of West Nile Virus. PLoS ONE 5(11): e15437. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015437
Cities, Economic Development and the Role of Place Based Policies: Prospects for Appalachia, 2012 Brookings Institution Press Book edited by James Ziliak.
2012 Key Indicators Theme Chapter titled Green Urbanization in Asia , Asian Development Bank (co-author joint with Guanghua Wan).
The Problem with FEMA No One is Talking About , Harvard Business Review Blog, November 1st 2012
The Greenness of China’s Cities: Air Pollution and Household Greenhouse Gas Emissions, a chapter in the edited Volume: China's Environmental Policy and Urban Development Edited by Joyce Yanyun Man, 2013 Lincoln Institute Press.
Sustainable and Smart Cities, for World Bank Volume titled Rethinking Cities (co-edited by Ed Glaeser), Chapter 12
China’s Bullet Trains Mitigate the Cost of Mega City Growth (joint with Zheng) , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, PNAS Plus , March 2013