Chess Women’s role in a warming world

In June climate negotiators will reconvene in Bonn, Germany for an interim meeting to discuss the working text of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or UNFCCC, the international treaty that aims to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations


Chess On the Formation of Coalitions to Provide Public Goods – Experimental Evidence from the Lab

by Astrid Dannenberg, Andreas Lange and Bodo Sturm - The provision of public goods often relies on voluntary contributions and cooperation. While most of the experimental literature focuses on individual contributions, many real-world problems involve the formatio


Chess Why Has California’s Residential Electricity Consumption Been So Flat since the 1980s?: A Microeconometric Approach

by Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn - We use detailed microeconomic data to investigate why aggregate residential electricity consumption in California has been flat since 1980. Using unique micro data, we document the role that household demographics and ideolog


Chess Roadmap Background: Biofuels for Transport

by the International Energy Agency - The IEA publication Energy Technology Perspectives 2008 projects that advanced global development and uptake of key technologies is required to reach a 50% reduction in energy related CO2 emissions by 2050. In its Blue Map scen


Chess Soft and Hard Price Collars in a Cap-and-Trade System: A Comparative Analysis

by Harrison Fell, Dallas Burtraw, Richard D. Morgenstern, Karen L. Palmer, Louis Preonas - We use a stochastic dynamic framework to compare price collars (price ceilings and floors) in a cap-and-trade system. Sources of uncertainty include shocks to baseline emiss


Chess How Will the Billions of ‘Free’ Climate Change Allowances under Cap And-Trade Affect U.S. Companies’ Balance Sheets?

by Paul A. Griffin - This study examines the impact of the "free" climate change allowances under the proposed American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 on the balance sheets and income statements of companies in the S&P 500. This study states and tests an ec


Chess Carbon Offsets with Endogenous Environmental Policy

by Jon Strand - In this note, the potential to affect the availability of future Clean Development Mechanism projects is shown to distort environmental and energy policies of Clean Development Mechanism host countries in two ways. Measures to reduce use of fossil


Chess Thirty-Five Years of Long-Run Energy Forecasting: Lessons for Climate Change Policy

by Jean-Charles Hourcade and Franck Nadaud - This paper sheds light on an implicit dimension of the climate policy debate: the extent to which supply-side response (emission-reducing energy technologies) may substitute for the transformation of consumption behavio


Chess Can Pollution Tax Rebates Protect Low-Income Families? The Effects of Relative Wage Rates

by Don Fullerton and Holly Monti - Pollution taxes are believed to burden low-income households that spend a greater than average share of income on pollution-intensive goods. Some propose to offset that effect by returning revenue to low-income workers via reduce


Chess Identifying Supply and Demand Elasticities of Agricultural Commodities: Implications for the US Ethanol Mandate

by Michael J. Roberts and Wolfram Schlenker - We present a new framework to identify demand and supply elasticities of agricultural commodities using yield shocks - deviations from a time trend of output per area, which are predominantly caused by weather fluctuat


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