Richard B. Howarth

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Listing of authors is in alphabetical order and does not reflect any order of precedence. Abstract: The integrated assessment models (IAMs) that economists use to analyze the expected costs and benefits of climate policies frequently suggest that the " optimal " policy is to go slowly and to do relatively little in the near term to reduce greenhouse gas(More)
This paper reviews experience with two programs sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency * the Green Lights and Energy Star O$ce Products programs * that promote the adoption of energy-e$cient technologies through voluntary agreements with private sector "rms. The evidence suggests that Green Lights has induced "rms to make investments in(More)
• Climate change policy is often evaluated by discounting the future benefits of emissions abatement at a high (6%) discount rate. This suggests that greenhouse gas emissions should continue to grow and that the welfare of future generations is unimportant. • Economic theory supports the use of low (≤ 1%) discount rate based on decision-makers' aversion to(More)
Economics for Equity and the Environment Network is a national network of economists who are developing and applying economic arguments for active protection of human health and the natural environment. E3 Network is an aliate of Ecotrust. Stopping global warming and protecting the earth's climate is a daunting challenge. To prevent a climate crisis we have(More)
A complete list of this memo-series is available in a PDF® format at: Abstract A crucial issue in efficiency-equality evaluations of tax reforms resides in the possibility that the level as well as the distribution of welfare may change, where the household-specific measures of welfare capture the value of income as well as the value of leisure. A(More)
To What Extent Is a Transition into Employment Associated with an Exit from Poverty?. 34 pp. No 39 Atle Seierstad Piecewise deterministic optimal control problems. 86 pp. Green consumers and public policy: On socially contingent moral motivation. 25 pp. Abstract It has often been claimed that firms' compliance to environmental regulations is higher than(More)