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Environmental economics and modelling marketable permits

Environmental economics and modelling marketable permits

a working paper by Luca Taschini  1 September, 2010

We review fundamental concepts in environmental economics and explore theoretical results regarding the choice of the key policy instruments for the control of externalities: taxes, subsidies … read more »


Is gold a safe haven? International evidence

Is gold a safe haven? International evidence

a research article by Tom McDermott  19 August, 2010

In this essay I discuss the role of cooperation in the process of innovation. I argue for a reorientation of the way we conceptualize economic behaviour, taking account of … read more »


Environmental prices, uncertainty and learning

Environmental prices, uncertainty and learning

a research article by Simon Dietz, Sam Fankhauser  19 August, 2010

There is an increasing demand for putting a shadow price on the environment to guide public policy and incentivize private behaviour. In practice, setting that price can be extremely … read more »


The equity-efficiency trade-off environmental policy: evidence from stated preferences

The equity-efficiency trade-off environmental policy: evidence from stated preferences

a research article by Simon Dietz, Giles Atkinson  19 August, 2010

The design of environmental policy raises several equity issues, in particular the distribution of benefits and costs. At the same time, it has often been argued that there is … read more »


Designing carbon markets. Part I: carbon markets in time

Designing carbon markets. Part I: carbon markets in time

a research article by Sam Fankhauser, Cameron Hepburn  18 August, 2010

This paper analyses the design of carbon markets in time (i.e., intertemporally). It is part of a twin set of papers that ask, starting from first principles, what an … read more »


Designing carbon markets. Part II: carbon markets in space

Designing carbon markets. Part II: carbon markets in space

a research article by Sam Fankhauser, Cameron Hepburn  18 August, 2010

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Probabilistic regional and seasonal predictions of twenty-first century temperature and precipitation

Probabilistic regional and seasonal predictions of twenty-first century temperature and precipitation

a working paper by David Stainforth  1 August, 2010

The rationale for international agreements on climate change mitigation comes from the global scope of impacts, irrespective of the location of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. By … read more »


Adaptation investments: a resource allocation framework

Adaptation investments: a resource allocation framework

a research article by Rhona Barr, Sam Fankhauser  19 July, 2010

Additional finance for adaptation is an important element of the emerging international climate change framework. This paper discusses how adaptation funding may be allocated among developing countries in a … read more »


Agrobiodiversity, farm profits and land fragmentation: evidence from Bulgaria

Agrobiodiversity, farm profits and land fragmentation: evidence from Bulgaria

a research article by Salvatore di Falco  19 July, 2010

This paper presents an empirical analysis of the role of land fragmentation, crop biodiversity and their interplay with farm profitability. Original primary data are drawn from a survey conducted … read more »


Environmental policy, government, and the market

Environmental policy, government, and the market

a research article by Cameron Hepburn  18 July, 2010

Environmental policy is made in a context of both market failure and government failure. On the one hand, leaving environmental protection to the free market, relying on notions of … read more »


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