Karen Fisher-Vanden

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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 prepaid 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)
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