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Measuring the Immeasurable: A Survey of Sustainability Indices
Sustainability indices for countries provide a one-dimensional metric to valuate country-specific information on the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, environmental, and socialExpand
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The synthesis of bottom-up and top-down in energy policy modeling
Abstract This paper shows how the complementarity format can be used in computable general equilibrium (CGE) modeling for a hybrid description of economy-wide production possibilities where energyExpand
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Climate Politics from Kyoto to Bonn: From Little to Nothing?!?
We investigate how the U.S. withdrawal and the amendments of the Bonn climate policy conference in 2001 will change the economic and environmental impacts of the Kyoto Protocol in its original form.Expand
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Combining bottom-up and top-down
Abstract We motivate the formulation of market equilibrium as a mixed complementarity problem which explicitly represents weak inequalities and complementarity between decision variables andExpand
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The role of border carbon adjustment in unilateral climate policy: Overview of an Energy Modeling Forum study (EMF 29)
Issues of emission leakage and competitiveness are at the fore of the climate policy debate in all the major economies implementing or proposing to implement substantial emission cap-and-tradeExpand
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Integrated assessment of energy policies: Decomposing top-down and bottom-up
The formulation of market equilibrium problems as mixed complementarity problems (MCP) permits integration of bottom-up programming models of the energy system into top-down general equilibriumExpand
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EU climate policy up to 2020: An economic impact assessment
In its fight against climate change the EU is committed to reducing its overall greenhouse gas emissions to at least 20% below 1990 levels by 2020. To meet this commitment, the EU builds on segmentedExpand
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Carbon Taxes with Exemptions in an Open Economy: A General Equilibrium Analysis of the German Tax Initiative
Abstract Sectoral exemptions from environmental regulation are applied in many countries to avoid adverse adjustment effects in specific industries. The problem with exemptions is that they can makeExpand
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On the Design of Optimal Grandfathering Schemes for Emission Allowances
To meet its commitment under the Kyoto Protocol, the EU plans to implement an emissions trading system with grandfathering of allowances. Besides having distributional impacts, the choice of theExpand
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Optimal Emission Pricing in the Presence of International Spillovers: Decomposing Leakage and Terms-of-Trade Motives
Carbon leakage provides an efficiency argument for differentiated emission prices in favor of emission-intensive and trade-exposed sectors under unilateral climate policy. However, differentialExpand
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