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The application of economics to issues in the natural environment; especially concerning climate change.

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Public Bads and Non-Excludability

The term "public bad" is sometimes used for "goods" which, like public goods, are non-excludable and non-rival, but which tend to lower rather than raise welfare. Air pollution is an example. For a ...
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Empirical evidence on what makes a border adjustment successful at correcting a distortion without exporting externalities?

One of the challenges of constructing a national or regional market-correction scheme to remove the distortions from negative externalities, is that such a scheme is liable to create leakage: for ...
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Is there a standard density-dependent calculation method for demographic extrapolations?

In trying to come up with a method of evaluating the damage from pollution, I did not see a "demography" site or "population dynamics" site so I am not sure where else to ask this. ...
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Economic valuation of green spaces using GIS

I was wondering if there are any standard methods that are employed to obtain insight of the economic value of tree cover in a particular area. I assumed using negative difference vegetation index ...
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Does consumer demand in the secondhand market actually affect the firsthand market for high-cost goods

In the 21st Century, there is an increasing consumer awareness of the externalities of manufacturing and along with it a stronger consumer preference to buying used goods rather than new. My question ...
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Effect on Price of Emissions Permits of Progressively Reducing the Cap on Emissions in an Emissions Trading Scheme

Suppose that, in order to address climate change, a country has an emissions trading scheme comprising the following elements: The scope of the scheme is defined to include most industries that ...
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Reference Request: Cost Benefit Analysis of Conversion of Undeveloped Land for Housing

London is surrounded by a "green belt", a large area which government policy has protected from housing development. The current high cost of housing in London has led some to advocate a selective ...
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Which are the principal economic barriers to a circular economy?

The discussion usually revolves around issues such as product design, cultural awareness, etc. I wonder what the fundamental economic barriers are. I see a fundamental issue e.g. in transaction costs ...
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Accounting for Fixed Effects

I am an undergraduate student working on environmental economics research. The econometric specification I am using is the following: ln(Per.Capita.Dollars) = ln(Per.Capita.Dollars.lag) + Average....
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MDF/MAC emissions and policies

Bear with me - this is a long question. But I did do few of the parts, but I'm posting it because it seems necessary that you know what I previously did. Sorry for the "length"! Answers are given in ...
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What would the consequences of an economy-wide 500EUR/tonne carbon tax be?

I recently calculated that Finnish car owners effectively pay 500 EUR per every tonne of carbon dioxide emitted from the tailpipe of a car. This payment is caused by three taxes that are in practice ...
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Exponential utility with distance to the average carbon emissions of the industry

I am writing a thesis on sustainable finance and I am considering a game where the 2 players are firms wishing to maximize firm value through an investment in green technology to reduce carbon ...
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Seeking Insights for MSc Dissertation on EU's CBAM Impact on India: Challenges and Opportunities for Collaboration

Hello Economics Community, I'm currently in the process of designing my MSc Economics dissertation and would greatly appreciate your insights. My focus is on the European Union's Carbon Border ...
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First and Second-Best

Why are environmental instruments like Pigovian-taxes or the Coase-Theorem viewed as first-best solutions, while taxes or tradable permits are viewed as second best? How do they differ, and what makes ...
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What would the price of carbon emissions need to be for the EU to achieve its objective to be carbon neutral by 2050?

The EU committed to net zero green house emissions by 2050. (Source) It is regularly said that the a carbon tax of USD 40-80 / t CO2e (USD 50-100 by 2030) would be sufficient to reach the Paris ...
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derivation of pigou taxes in multiple polluter case

I can`t quite wrap my head around one step in deriving the pigou tax in a multiple polluter case. There are j firms, which produce joint product in amount of $k_j$. Joint product can be abated, ...
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Cannot reproduce paper result on Boston Housing

I have been trying to reproduce the results for "Hedonic Housing Prices and the Demand for Clean Air" but to no avail thus far. In table 7 there are three regressions mentioned using the Boston data ...
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Why can goods be reallocated when there is market failure?

Hanley, Shogren, and White (2007) states that "A market failure occurs when the market does not allocate scarce resources to generate the greatest social welfare. A wedge exists between what a private ...
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Economic damage of (single pieces) of plastic

I want to know the impact of individual plastic items on everything (us, animals, the Earth...) all converted into money. For example, this bottle generally brings about a damage of x dollars, that ...
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How can I control for trade between UK and Australia in my difference-in-difference trade model?

I am doing a report on whether environmental regulation has an impact on trade, using a difference-in-difference model and seeing whether the EU Industrial Emissions Directive had an effect on UK ...
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How Does Economics Address Society's Major Existential Threats?

Given our societal emphasis on the pace of 'progress', often overlooking its direction, we face a multitude of existential challenges [1]. These range from the looming threat of nuclear warfare and ...
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