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Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 7, NUMBER 10, OCTOBER 1994
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS... ECONOMICS & TAXATION
Economics of Climate Change: Proceedings of an OECD/IEA
Conference (Paris, June 1993), 320 pp., 1994, $40, FF250,
Contains the texts of presented papers and summaries of
subsequent discussions. Provides an overview of the state of the
art in the field and makes suggestions for future research.
the Global Commons--The Economics of Climate Change, W.D.
Nordhaus, 232 pp., 1994, $32.50 (MIT).
Provides a detailed analysis of DICE (Dynamic Integrated Model
of Climate and Economy) and its results. An important advance is
the construction of a small model to encompass the primary
components of the climate-economic system within an optimization
framework. Examines several different approaches to climate
change policy, from no controls to a 10-year delay. Observes that
even with technological breakthroughs and controls, the momentum
of past greenhouse gas emissions, coupled with great inertia in
climate change policy, will lead to an inevitable rendezvous with
massive climate change.
the Environment: Methodological and Measurement Issues, R.
Pethig, Ed., $137, July 1994 (Kluwer).
Contains a major section on energy-related valuation
Policy and the Economy, Vol. 8, J.M. Poterba, Ed., 200 pp.,
May 1994, $28.95 hbk./$14.95 pbk. (MIT).
Presents new research relating to the effects of taxation on
economic performance, including a chapter, "The Efficiency
Cost of Energy Taxes."
Incentives and Environmental Policies: Principles and Practice,
J.B. Opschoor, R.K. Turner, Eds., 1994, $120 (Kluwer).
Contains papers relating to the economic analysis of
environmental policy instruments; the empirical aspects of
economic instruments (including carbon taxes as related to
domestic policy); and product cycles, innovation and design of
Economics, Ecology and Thermodynamics, M. Ruth, 264 pp.,
1993, $119 (Kluwer).
Provides a first step in identifying and combining the
principles of these fields on a fundamental level.
European Carbon Tax: An Economic Assessment, C. Carraro, D.
Siniscalco, Eds., 288 pp., $105 (Kluwer).
Examines the debate over this tax in terms of its global
impacts, effects on income distribution, coordination among
European countries, and introduction unilaterally across Europe
or in concert with other industrialized countries.
Guide to Publishers
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