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Economic efficiency is a major argument for international emissions trading under the Kyoto Protocol. We show that permit trading can be welfare decreasing for countries, even though private trading parties benefit. The result is a case of "immiserizing" growth in the sense of Bhagwati where the negative terms of trade and tax interaction effects wipe out(More)
This paper proposes a computable dynamic game model of the strategic competition between Russia and developing countries (DCs), mainly represented by China, on the international market of emissions permits created by the Kyoto protocol. The model uses a formulation of a demand function for permits from Annex B countries and of marginal abatement costs (MAC)(More)
The MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change is an organization for research, independent policy analysis, and public education in global environmental change. It seeks to provide leadership in understanding scientific, economic, and ecological aspects of this difficult issue, and combining them into policy assessments that serve the(More)
This paper assesses the economic impacts of the Swiss climate policy formulated under the Kyoto Protocol; the impacts on the carbon price, the welfare cost, and trade effects are examined. Our analysis is based on a multi-sectoral and multi-regional, computable general equilibrium (CGE) model of the world economy (GEMINI-E3) which includes a representation(More)
After the decision by the US not to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, the prospects on the actual working of the world carbon market change dramatically. While in the case of US participation, according to most evaluations, the equilibrium price in 2010 was expected to be in the range of 50 to 100 US$, after the recent US decision it would be considerably smaller,(More)
During design phase, engineering activities typically involve large groups of people from different domains and disciplines. These differences often generate important information flows that are difficult to manage. To face these difficulties, a knowledge engineering process is necessary to structure the information and its use This article, presents a(More)
OBJECTIVE The elderly is a fast-growing segment of the population and the number of oncogeriatric patients with lung cancer is expected to increase. The purpose of this study was to overview surgical habits for lung cancer in octogenarians. METHODS We used EPITHOR(®), the French national thoracic database, created in 2002 and including more than 135000(More)
OBJECTIVES Nutritional assessment is not included yet as a major recommendation in lung cancer guidelines. The purpose of this study was thus to assess the influence on surgical outcome of the nutritional status of patients with primary lung cancer undergoing lobectomy. METHODS We queried Epithor, the national clinical database of the French Society of(More)
Product design is a highly involved, often ill-defined, complex and iterative process, and the needs and specifications of the required artifact get more refined only as the design process moves toward its goal. An effective computer support tool that helps the designer make better-informed decisions requires efficient knowledge representation schemes. In(More)