Karen Fisher-Vanden

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a The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI) at the University of Maryland, College Park, 5825 University Research Court, Suite 3500, College Park, MD 20740, USA b Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI) at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD USA c U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate(More)
A stylized fact of technical change in developing economies is that of Harrod-neutral labor augmenting technical change arising from capital deepening. While in the aggregate this pattern of technical change is widely observed, at the firm level a variety of channels of technical change and factor biases are possible. Using a large set of firm-level panel(More)
This paper offers a critical review of modeling practice in the field of integrated assessment of climate change and ways forward. Past efforts in integrated assessment have concentrated on developing baseline trajectories of emissions and mitigation scenario analyses. A key missing component in IAMs is the representation of climate impacts and adaptation(More)
Integrated assessment models for climate change (IAMs) couple representations of economic and natural systems to identify and evaluate strategies for managing the effects of global climate change. In this study we subject the Dynamic Integrated model of Climate and Economy (DICE), an IAM of lower-bound complexity, to a comprehensive global sensitivity(More)
Countries that wish to erect trade barriers have a variety of instruments at their disposal. In addition to tariffs and quotas, countries can offer tax relief, low interest financing, reduced regulation, and other subsidies to domestic industries facing foreign competition. In a trade agreement, countries typically agree to reduce not only tariffs, but also(More)
This paper demonstrates using basic economic theory that there are four possible channels via which a reduction in electricity consumption can be achieved by the adoption of a pre-paid plan: nudging, price effects, information provision, and costs of being disconnected. By using customer level residential billing data from 2008-2010 of a major utility(More)
The prospect that governments of one or a few large countries, or trading blocks, would engage in international greenhouse gas emissions trading has led several policy analysts to express concerns that trade would be influenced by market power. The experiment reported here mimics a case where twelve countries, one of which is a large buyer, trade carbon(More)
In rapidly urbanizing semi-arid regions, increasing amounts of historically irrigated cropland lies permanently fallowed due to water court policies as agricultural water rights are voluntarily being sold to growing cities. This study develops an integrative framework for assessing the effects of population growth and land use change on agricultural(More)
What are the drivers of future global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions growth and how would the availability of key energy supply technologies change their relative importance? In this paper, we apply a novel index number decomposition technique to the results of a multi-region, multisector computable general equilibrium model to quantify the influence of(More)
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