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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)
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)
The determinants of individual behaviors that provide shared environmental benefits are a longstanding theme in social science research. Alternative behavioral models yield markedly different predictions and policy recommendations. This paper reviews and compares the literatures from two disciplines that appear to be moving toward a degree of convergence.(More)
Forests are more frequently being managed to store and sequester carbon for the purposes of climate change mitigation. Generally, this practice involves long-term conservation of intact mature forests and/or reductions in the frequency and intensity of timber harvests. However, incorporating the influence of forest surface albedo often suggests that long(More)
We discuss the recent emergence of ̳deliberative ecological economics‘, a field that highlights the potential of deliberation for improving environmental governance. We locate the emergence of this literature in the long concern in ecological economics over the policy implications of limited views of human action and its encounter with deliberative(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)