Sonja Peterson

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Since the study of Ellerman and Decaux (1998) marginal abatement cost curves (MACCs) have become one of the favorite instruments to analyze the impacts of the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol and emission trading. This paper shows that the MACC in one country depends via the link of world energy prices on the level of abatement in the rest of the world.(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o JEL classification: F13 F18 Q54 Keywords: Climate policy Border tax adjustment Leakage Trade diversion Coalitions General equilibrium model We carry out a detailed sensitivity analysis of border carbon adjustment (rates) by applying a global computable general equilibrium (CGE) GTAP7-based model. We find different incentives for the(More)
The policy instruments for emissions reductions will be an integral part of a PostKyoto Climate Regime. Using the CGE model DART, we compare a harmonized international carbon tax to a cap-and-trade system with different emission caps. The carbon tax tends to favor industrialized countries while e.g. emissions trading under the “contraction and convergence”(More)
A vector system has been designed for obtaining high yields of polypeptides synthesized in Escherichia coli. Multiple copies of a synthetic gene encoding the neuropeptide substance P (SP) (Arg-Pro-Lys-Pro-Gln-Gln-Phe-Phe-Gly-Leu-Met-NH2) have been linked and fused to the lacZ gene. Each copy of the SP gene was flanked by codons for methionine to create(More)
The analysis of climate change is confronted with large uncertainties that need to be taken into account to arrive at meaningful policy recommendations. The main contribution of economics to this interdisciplinary task is to provide formal frameworks and techniques for analyzing climate policy in the context of uncertainty. This paper will give an overview(More)
In the past years biofuels have received increased attention since they were believed to contribute to rural development, energy security and to fight global warming. It became also clear, though, that bioenergy cannot be evaluated independently of the rest of the economy and that national and international feedback effects are important. Computable general(More)
The aim of the study is to quantify climate induced health risks for Germany. Based on high resolution climate scenarios for the period 2071 to 2100 we forecast the number of days with heat load and cold stress. The heat frequency and intensity rise overall but more in the south. Referring to empirical studies on heat induced health effects we estimate an(More)