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Management. The CEEPR encourages and supports policy research on topics of interest to the public and private sectors in the U.S. and internationally. The views experessed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily refl ect those of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This paper uses the housing market to develop estimates of the local(More)
L ow carbon fuel standards (LCFSs) are rapidly becoming an integral part of the national debate over how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. On January 18, 2007, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an executive order launching a low carbon fuel standard to reduce the carbon intensity of fuels for light-duty vehicles. 1 The standard, which(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The premature production of alpha-amylase without visible germination has been observed in developing grain of many cereals. The phenomenon is associated with cool temperatures in the late stages of grain growth but the mechanisms behind it are largely unknown. The aim of this study was to replicate the phenomenon under controlled(More)
Recent studies have concluded that most individuals who sustain minor head injury are free of persistent neuropsychological dysfunction. Nevertheless, a subgroup of patients experience continuing post-concussive difficulties and neuropsychological deficits. This study examined 53 symptomatic minor head injury patients referred for neuropsychological(More)
for helpful insights and comments, and to Fredrich Kahrl for excellent research assistance. Opinions expressed here are the author's and should not be attributed to his affiliated institutions. The California economy has an enviable record of technological progress, and the challenge presented by climate change is a new opportunity for the state to(More)
California is in the process of implementing a broad portfolio of policies and regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This paper summarizes the initiatives likely to impact the electricity generating sector. We present calculations showing that there is a substantial risk that two of the most prominent policies could simply result in a(More)
Few integrated analysis models examine significant U.S. transportation greenhouse gas emission reductions within an integrated energy system. Our analysis, using a bottom-up MARKet ALocation (MARKAL) model, found that stringent system-wide CO2 reduction targets will be required to achieve significant CO2 reductions from the transportation sector. Mitigating(More)