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Climate Policy and Nonrenewable ResourcesThe Green Paradox and Beyond

Climate Policy and Nonrenewable Resources: The Green Paradox and Beyond

Karen Pittel, Frederick van der Ploeg, and Cees Withagen (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027885
eISBN:
9780262319836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027885.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Too rapidly rising carbon taxes or the introduction of subsidies for renewable energies induce owners of fossil fuel reserves to increase their extraction rates for fear of their reserves becoming ... More

Double DividendEnvironmental Taxes and Fiscal Reform in the United States

Double Dividend: Environmental Taxes and Fiscal Reform in the United States

Dale W. Jorgenson, Richard J. Goettle, Mun S. Ho, and Peter J. Wilcoxen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027090
eISBN:
9780262318563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027090.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Energy utilization, especially from fossil fuels, creates hidden costs in the form of pollution and environmental damages. The costs are well-documented but are hidden in the sense that they occur ... More

Emissions Trading as a Policy InstrumentEvaluation and Prospects

Emissions Trading as a Policy Instrument: Evaluation and Prospects

Marc Gronwald and Beat Hintermann (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029285
eISBN:
9780262330435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029285.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book is the result of a workshop about emission permit markets in Venice, organized by the editors in collaboration with CESifo. The individual contributions were written independently of each ... More

Energy, Economic Growth, and Geopolitical FuturesEight Long-Range Scenarios

Energy, Economic Growth, and Geopolitical Futures: Eight Long-Range Scenarios

Evan Hillebrand and Stacy Closson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028899
eISBN:
9780262328722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028899.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Among the questions tackled by Evan Hillebrand and Stacy Closson in this book are the following: Will there be more wars or peace? What country or countries will dominate, and which ones will fade in ... More

Environmentalism of the Rich

Environmentalism of the Rich

Peter Dauvergne

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034951
eISBN:
9780262336222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034951.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book analyzes the power of environmentalism to advance global sustainability. On some measures progress would seem strong. Wildlife sanctuaries are multiplying. Eco-certification is ... More

The Knowledge Capital of NationsEducation and the Economics of Growth

The Knowledge Capital of Nations: Education and the Economics of Growth

Eric A. Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262029179
eISBN:
9780262329170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029179.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book advances the simple argument that long-run economic growth is overwhelmingly a function of the cognitive skills of the population, or the “knowledge capital” of a nation. This hypothesis ... More

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