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Economic aspects of global warming in a post-Copenhagen environment
  • W. Nordhaus
  • Economics, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 14 June 2010
The science of global warming has reached a consensus on the high likelihood of substantial warming over the coming century. Nations have taken only limited steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissionsExpand
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Geography and macroeconomics: new data and new findings.
  • W. Nordhaus
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 7 March 2006
The linkage between economic activity and geography is obvious: Populations cluster mainly on coasts and rarely on ice sheets. Past studies of the relationships between economic activity andExpand
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An Optimal Transition Path for Controlling Greenhouse Gases
  • W. Nordhaus
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • 20 November 1992
Designing efficient policies to slow global warming requires an approach that combines economic tools with relations from the natural sciences. The dynamic integrated climate-economy (DICE) modelExpand
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Revisiting the social cost of carbon
  • W. Nordhaus
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 31 January 2017
Significance The most important single economic concept in the economics of climate change is the social cost of carbon (SCC). At present, regulations with more than $1 trillion of benefits have beenExpand
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Using luminosity data as a proxy for economic statistics
  • X. Chen, W. Nordhaus
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 16 May 2011
A pervasive issue in social and environmental research has been how to improve the quality of socioeconomic data in developing countries. Given the shortcomings of standard sources, the present studyExpand
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Climate Clubs: Overcoming Free-Riding in International Climate Policy
Notwithstanding great progress in scientific and economic under standing of climate change, it has proven difficult to forge inter national agreements because of free-riding, as seen in the defunctExpand
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Abrupt Climate Change
Large, abrupt, and widespread climate changes with major impacts have occurred repeatedly in the past, when the Earth system was forced across thresholds. Although abrupt climate changes can occurExpand
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Environmental Accounting for Pollution in the United States Economy
This study presents a framework to include environmental externalities into a system of national accounts. The paper estimates the air pollution damages for each industry in the United States. AnExpand
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To Tax or Not to Tax: Alternative Approaches to Slowing Global Warming
  • W. Nordhaus
  • Environmental Science
  • Review of Environmental Economics and Policy
  • 1 January 2007
This study reviews different approaches to the political and economic control of global public goods such as global warming. It compares quantity-oriented control mechanisms like the Kyoto ProtocolExpand
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The Health of Nations: The Contribution of Improved Health to Living Standards
Nations generally measure their economic performance using the yardstick of national output and income. It is not widely recognized, however, that conventional measures of national income and outputExpand
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