The Design of Climate Policy
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Design of Climate Policy by Roger Guesnerie
Book DescriptionDebates over post-Kyoto Protocol climate change policy often take note of two issues: the feasibility and desirability of international cooperation on climate change policies, given the failure of the United States to ratify Kyoto, and the very limited involvement of developing countries; and the optimal timing of climate policies. These essays by leading international economists in this book offer insights on both these concerns. The book first considers the appropriate institutions for effective international cooperation on climate change, proposing an alternative to the Kyoto arrangement and a theoretical framework for such a scheme. The discussions then turn to the stability of international environmental agreements, emphasizing the logic of coalition forming (including the applicability of game-theoretical analysis). Finally, contributors address both practical and quantitative aspects of policy design, offering theoretical analyses of such specific policy issues as intertemporal aspects of carbon trade and the optimal implementation of a sequestration policy and then using formal mathematical models to examine policies related to the rate of climate change, international trade and carbon leakage, and the shortcomings of the standard Global Warming Potential index.ContributorsPhilippe Ambrosi, David F. Bradford, Barbara Buchner, Carlo Carraro, Parkash Chander, Stephane De Cara, Damien Demailly, A. Denny Ellerman, Johan Eyckmans, Michael Finus, Elodie Galko, Roger Guesnerie, Jean-Charles Hourcade, Pierre-Alain Jayet, Gilles Lafforgue, Bernard Magne, Sandrine Mathy, Michel Moreaux, Sushama Murty, William A. Pizer, Philippe Quirion, Katrin Rehdanz, P. R. Shukla, Jaemin Song, Ian Sue Wing, Sylvie Thoron, Richard S. J. Tol, Henry Tulkens
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262073028
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Roger Guesnerie
Assessing Rational Expectations, Hardback (April 2005)
A theoretical assessment of the Rational Expectations Hypothesis through subjecting a collection of economic models to an "eductive stability" test.
Contribution to the Pure Theory of Taxation, Paperback (November 1998)» View all books by Roger Guesnerie
This acclaimed book investigates the way in which tax systems affect economic efficiency and welfare distribution.
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Author Biography - Roger Guesnerie
Henry Tulkens is Professor of Economics and Public Finance and a member of the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) at Universite Catholique de Louvain.
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