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In the news:
- Pollution and Mortality in the 19th Century, by W. Hanlon, working paper. Results: Industrial pollution explains 30-40% of the relationship between mortality and population density in 1851-60, and nearly 60% of this relationship in 1900. Growing industrial coal use from 1851-1900 reduced life expectancy by at least 0.57 years. A back-of-the envelope estimate suggests that the value of this loss of life, expressed as a one-time cost, was equal to at least 0.33-1.00 of annual GDP in 1900.
- The changing climate of climate change economics, by Petterson Molina Vale, Ecological Economics, Volume 121, January 2016, Pages 12–19, The conventional focus on determining optimal mitigation paths based on modelling the social cost of carbon is being enlarged to embrace promising new waves of research. These are: (1) the economics of insurance against catastrophic risks; (2) the economics of trade and climate; and (3) the economics of climate change adaptation.
- Lessons Learned from Three Decades of Experience with Cap-and-Trade, by Richard Schmalensee and Robert Stavins, NBER Working Paper No. 21742, Issued in November 2015. Good overview of emission trading programmes with useful policy lessons to take away.
- Assistant Professor in Environmental/Ecological Economics at University of Massachusetts Boston, for more info go HERE