Karen Fisher-Vanden

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This paper employs a unique data to identify the factors driving the fall in China's total energy intensity and use during 1997-99. Using a panel of approximately 2,500 large and medium-sized industrial enterprises, the paper identifies the sources of decline in energy intensity and use in Chinese industry. Changing energy prices, research and development(More)
This document does not express any regulatory policies of the United States or any of its agencies, or provide recommendations for regulatory action. Further information on the process for preparing Synthesis and Assessment products and the CCSP itself can be found at www.climatescience.gov. Eight members of the Climate Change Science Program Product(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 document does not express any regulatory policies of the United States or any of its agencies, or provide recommendations for regulatory action. Further information on the process for preparing Synthesis and Assessment products and the CCSP itself can be found at www.climatescience.gov. Eight members of the Climate Change Science Progam Product(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)
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)
This Annex on methods and metrics provides background information on material used in the Fifth 1 Assessment Report of Working Group III. The material presented in this annex documents metrics, 2 methods and common data sets that are typically used across multiple chapters of the report. The 3 annex is composed of three parts: Part I introduces standards(More)