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Emissions Trading: Principles and Practice / Edition 2

Emissions Trading: Principles and Practice / Edition 2

by Thomas H. Tietenberg
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ISBN-13: 9781933115313
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/10/2006
Series: RFF Press Ser.
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

T. H. Tietenberg is the Mitchell Family Professor of Economics at Colby College in Waterville, Maine and the author or editor of eleven books, including Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, one of the best-selling textbooks in the field. He has consulted on environmental policy with the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as well as several state and foreign governments.

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables Preface Abbreviations Introduction Describing the Evolution The Evolution of Emissions Trading The Evolution of Design Features An Overview of the Book The Conceptual Framework The Regulatory Dilemma The Cost-Effectiveness Framework Cost-Effective Permit Markets The Role of Transactions Costs The Role of Administrative Costs The Role of Technical Change Summary The Consequences of Emissions Trading The Nature of the Evidence Ex Ante Evaluations: The Evidence Ex Post Evaluations: The Evidence Summary The Spatial Dimension Difficulties in Implementing an Ambient Permit System Possible Alternatives Summary The Temporal Dimension Borrowing, Banking, and the Nature of the Environmental Target Linking Emissions and Pollutant Concentrations The Role of Banking and Borrowing Strategies for Controlling Seasonal or Episodic Peaks Summary The Initial Allocation Initial Allocation Approaches Comparing the Allocation Approaches Cost-Effectiveness Implications of the Initial Allocation Summary Market Power Permit Price Manipulation: Conceptual Models Leveraging Power Between Output and Permit Markets Ex Ante Simulations Results from Experimental Studies Mechanisms for Controlling Market Power Programmatic Design Features That Affect Market Power Summary Monitoring and Enforcement The Nature of the Domestic Enforcement Process The Nature of the International Enforcement Process The Economics of Enforcement Current Enforcement Practice Summary Lessons Lessons About Program Effectiveness Lessons About Instrument Choice and Program Design Concluding Comments References Index

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