Environmental Economics and Public Policy: Selected Papers of Robert N. Stavins, 1988-1999

Environmental Economics and Public Policy: Selected Papers of Robert N. Stavins, 1988-1999

by Robert N. Stavins
     
 

"Robert N. Stavins has emerged as one of the most influential voices in environmental economics over the last decade and a half. These twenty-three essays on environmental economics and policy, written by Professor Stavins and his co-authors over the period 1988-1999, originally appeared in a diverse set of leading scholarly periodicals and are here collected for the… See more details below

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"Robert N. Stavins has emerged as one of the most influential voices in environmental economics over the last decade and a half. These twenty-three essays on environmental economics and policy, written by Professor Stavins and his co-authors over the period 1988-1999, originally appeared in a diverse set of leading scholarly periodicals and are here collected for the first time." "Students, scholars, practitioners and policymakers will find this volume a valuable and very useful addition to their collection."--BOOK JACKET.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840643336
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Series:
New Horizons in Environmental Economics Series
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Pt. IOverview of Environmental Economics and Policy
1Introduction: A Two-Way Street between Environmental Economics and Public Policy3
2How Economists See the Environment24
3Environmental Protection: The Changing Nature of National Governance26
Pt. IIBenefits and Costs of Environmental Regulation
4Is There a Role of Benefit-Cost Analysis in Environmental, Health, and Safety Regulation?41
5Environmental Regulation and the Competitiveness of U.S. Manufacturing: What Does the Evidence Tell Us?45
6Regulatory Review of Environmental Policy: The Potential Role of Health-Health Analysis77
Pt. IIIEnvironmental Policy Instruments: Normative Analysis
7Clean Profits: Using Economic Incentives to Protect the Environment91
8Economic Incentives for Environmental Protection: Integrating Theory and Practice104
9Transaction Costs and Tradeable Permits109
10Dynamic Incentives of Environmental Regulations: The Effects of Alternative Policy Instruments on Technology Diffusion125
11Correlated Uncertainty and Policy Instrument Choice146
Pt. IVEnvironmental Policy Instruments: Positive Analysis
12Incentive-Based Environmental Regulation: A New Era From an Old Idea?163
13The Choice of Regulatory Instruments in Environmental Policy205
14What Can We Learn From the Grand Policy Experiment? Lessons from SO[subscript 2] Allowance Trading260
Pt. VEnvironmental Technology Innovation and Diffusion
15The Energy Paradox and the Diffusion of Conservation Technology283
16The Energy-Efficiency Gap: What Does It Mean?315
17The Induced Innovation Hypothesis and Energy-Saving Technological Change322
Pt. VICauses and Consequences of Land-Use Changes
18Unintended Impacts of Public Investments on Private Decisions: The Depletion of Forested Wetlands359
19Alternative Renewable Resource Strategies: A Simulation of Optimal Use375
20The Costs of Carbon Sequestration: A Revealed-Preference Approach392
Pt. VIIGlobal Climate Policy
21Policy Instruments for Climate Change: How Can National Governments Address a Global Problem?411
22What Has the Kyoto Protocol Wrought? The Real Architecture of International Tradable Permit Markets448
23Energy-Efficient Technologies and Climate Change Policies: Issues and Evidence484
Name index499
Subject index505

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