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

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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.
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An influential voice in environmental economics over the past decade, Stavins (business and government, Harvard U.) here collects 23 papers on environmental economics and policy originally published in various scholarly publications from the late 1980s through the 1990s. After an overview, they cover benefits and costs of environmental regulations, the normative and positive analysis of policy instruments, environmental technology innovation and diffusion, causes and consequences of land-use changes, and global climate policy. In an introduction, he reflects on the professional path that led to his research and writing, and points out common themes. The articles are reproduced from their originals, in a variety of type styles. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Pt. I Overview of Environmental Economics and Policy
1 Introduction: A Two-Way Street between Environmental Economics and Public Policy 3
2 How Economists See the Environment 24
3 Environmental Protection: The Changing Nature of National Governance 26
Pt. II Benefits and Costs of Environmental Regulation
4 Is There a Role of Benefit-Cost Analysis in Environmental, Health, and Safety Regulation? 41
5 Environmental Regulation and the Competitiveness of U.S. Manufacturing: What Does the Evidence Tell Us? 45
6 Regulatory Review of Environmental Policy: The Potential Role of Health-Health Analysis 77
Pt. III Environmental Policy Instruments: Normative Analysis
7 Clean Profits: Using Economic Incentives to Protect the Environment 91
8 Economic Incentives for Environmental Protection: Integrating Theory and Practice 104
9 Transaction Costs and Tradeable Permits 109
10 Dynamic Incentives of Environmental Regulations: The Effects of Alternative Policy Instruments on Technology Diffusion 125
11 Correlated Uncertainty and Policy Instrument Choice 146
Pt. IV Environmental Policy Instruments: Positive Analysis
12 Incentive-Based Environmental Regulation: A New Era From an Old Idea? 163
13 The Choice of Regulatory Instruments in Environmental Policy 205
14 What Can We Learn From the Grand Policy Experiment? Lessons from SO[subscript 2] Allowance Trading 260
Pt. V Environmental Technology Innovation and Diffusion
15 The Energy Paradox and the Diffusion of Conservation Technology 283
16 The Energy-Efficiency Gap: What Does It Mean? 315
17 The Induced Innovation Hypothesis and Energy-Saving Technological Change 322
Pt. VI Causes and Consequences of Land-Use Changes
18 Unintended Impacts of Public Investments on Private Decisions: The Depletion of Forested Wetlands 359
19 Alternative Renewable Resource Strategies: A Simulation of Optimal Use 375
20 The Costs of Carbon Sequestration: A Revealed-Preference Approach 392
Pt. VII Global Climate Policy
21 Policy Instruments for Climate Change: How Can National Governments Address a Global Problem? 411
22 What Has the Kyoto Protocol Wrought? The Real Architecture of International Tradable Permit Markets 448
23 Energy-Efficient Technologies and Climate Change Policies: Issues and Evidence 484
Name index 499
Subject index 505
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