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Economics and Policy Issues in Climate Change

Edited By: William D Nordhaus

324 pages, Tabs

Resources for the Future

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #84461 | ISBN: 0915707950
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Examines the economic and social aspects of global climate change, with emphasis on the realities of climate change and some methods (and difficulties) of dealing with them.


Foreword Michael A. Toman Preface William D. Nordhaus 1. Assessing the Economics of Climate Change: An Introduction William D. Nordhaus Part 1. Major Analytical Issues 2. Policy Analysis for Decisionmaking About Climate Change M. Granger Morgan Comments Akihiro Amano Alan S. Manne 3. Equity and Discounting in Climate Change Decisions Robert C. Lind and Richard E. Schuler Comments William R. Cline Richard N. Cooper 4. Applicability of Cost-Benefit Analysis to Climate Change Paul R. Portney Comments Ferenc L. Toth 5. Greenhouse Policy Architectures and Institutions Richard Schmalensee Comments R. K. Pachauri Part 2. Specific Climate Change Policy Issues 6. The Costs of Greenhouse Gas Abatement Tom Kram 7. The Costs of Carbon Emissions Reductions John P. Weyant Comments Richard Richels 8. Climate Change Damages Robert Mendelsohn Comments Richard S. J. Tol John Reilly William R. Cline 9. Integrated Assessment Modeling of Climate Change Charles D. Kolstad Comments John P. Weyant Jae Edmonds Index

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William D. Nordhaus is the A. Whitney Griswold Professor of Economics at Yale University. He is a recognized authority on climate change: among his books are Managing the Global Commons and The Swedish Nuclear Dilemma: Energy and the Environment (RFF, 1997). He is coauthor (with Paul Samuelson) of Economics, now in its sixteenth edition.

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