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The Economics of Climate Change

Edited by Graciela Chichilnisky, UNESCO Professor of Mathematics and Economics and Director, Columbia Consortium for Risk Management, Columbia University, New York, US
This two-volume collection brings together critical essays on the economics of climate change, describing advances in the field ranging from the Kyoto Protocol carbon market, to sustainability criteria, international trade, and the management of catastrophic risks.
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Extent: 984 pp
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Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 978 1 84720 767 8
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environment
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Economics
This two-volume collection brings together critical essays on the economics of climate change, describing advances in the field ranging from the Kyoto Protocol carbon market, to sustainability criteria, international trade, and the management of catastrophic risks.

Prepared by one of the leading academics in this pertinent and expanding field and including a new introductory essay to the collection, The Economics of Climate Change will certainly be an important resource for academics and policymakers alike.
‘These two volumes feature pieces by nearly all the important economic thinkers on climate, including Kenneth Arrow, Thomas Schelling, William Nordhaus, Nicholas Stern, and many others. It’s a thorough education in this policy topic.’
– Natural Hazards Observer
44 articles, dating from 1976 to 2010
Contributors include: K.J. Arrow, P. Eisenberger, G. Heal, L. Karp, W.D. Nordhaus, T.C. Schelling, N. Stern, J.E. Stiglitz
Contents:

Volume I

Acknowledgements

Introduction Graciela Chichilnisky
1. Amílcar O. Herrera, Hugo D. Scolnik, Graciela Chichilnisky, Gilberto C. Gallopin, Jorge E. Hardoy, Diana Mosovich, Enrique Oteiza, Gilda L. de Romero Brest, Carlos E. Suárez and Luis Talavera (1976), Catastrophe or New Society?: A Latin American World Model
2. Graciela Chichilnisky (1977), ‘Development Patterns and the International Order’
3. William D. Nordhaus (1991), ‘The Cost of Slowing Climate Change: A Survey’, Energy Journal, 12 (1), 37-65 [29]
4. Geoffrey Heal and Graciela Chichilnisky (1991), ‘Oil as a Double-Edged Sword: The Development of Oil-Producing Countries’ and ‘Oil and the Developing Countries’
5. Graciela Chichilnisky (1994), ‘North–South Trade and the Global Environment’
6. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (2000), ‘The Kyoto Protocol of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’
7. Raúl Estrada-Oyuela (2000), ‘A Commentary on the Kyoto Protocol’
8. Graciela Chichilnisky and Kristen A. Sheeran (2009), ‘The Road to Kyoto’
9. Graciela Chichilnisky (1993), The Abatement of Carbon Emissions in Industrial and Developing Countries
10. Graciela Chichilnisky and Geoffrey Heal (1994), ‘Who Should Abate Carbon Emissions? An International Viewpoint’
11. Graciela Chichilnisky (1996), ‘The Greening of the Bretton Woods’
12. Graciela Chichilnisky (1997), Development and Global Finance: The Case for an International Bank for Environmental Settlements
13. Andrea Beltratti (1998), ‘Climate Change and Emission Permits’
14. Andrea Prat (2000), ‘Efficiency Properties of a Constant–Ratio Mechanism for the Distribution of Tradable Emission Permits’
15. Graciela Chichilnisky, Geoffrey Heal and David Starrett (2000), ‘Equity and Efficiency in Environmental Markets: Global Trade in Carbon Dioxide Emissions’
16. Kristen A. Sheeran (2006), ‘Who Should Abate Carbon Emissions? A Note’
17. Jean-Charles Hourcade and Laurent Gilotte (2000), ‘Differentiated or Uniform International Carbon Taxes: Theoretical Evidences and Procedural Constraints’
18. Graciela Chichilnisky (2000), ‘Knowledge and the Environment: Markets with Privately Produced Public Goods’
19. Joaquim Oliveira Martins and Peter Sturm (2000), ‘Efficiency and Distribution in Computable Models of Carbon Emission Abatement’
20. Graciela Chichilnisky and Geoffrey Heal (2000), ‘Introduction’
21. Nicholas Stern (2006), ‘Climate Change: Our Approach’
22. Joseph E. Stiglitz (2006), ‘A New Agenda for Global Warming’

Volume II

Acknowledgements

1. Kenneth J. Arrow (2007), ‘Global Climate Change: A Challenge to Policy’
2. Duncan K. Foley (2007), ‘The Economic Fundamentals of Global Warming’
3. Joshua S. Gans (2007), ‘Do Voluntary Carbon Offsets Work?’
4. Graciela Chichilnisky and Geoffrey Heal (1993), ‘Global Environmental Risks’
5. Graciela Chichilnisky (1996), ‘Markets with Endogenous Uncertainty Theory and Policy’
6. Graciela Chichilnisky, Geoffrey Heal and Alessandro Vercelli (1998), ‘Introduction’
7. Thomas C. Schelling (2007), ‘Climate Change: The Uncertainties, the Certainties, and What They Imply About Action’
8. Graciela Chichilnisky (2000), ‘An Axiomatic Approach to Choice Under Uncertainty with Catastrophic Risks’
9. Graciela Chichilnisky (1996), ‘An Axiomatic Approach to Sustainable Development’
10. Graciela Chichilnisky (1997), ‘What is Sustainable Development?’
11. Graciela Chichilnisky, Geoffrey Heal and Andrea Beltratti (1995), ‘The Green Golden Rule’
12. Geoffrey Heal (1991), ‘Alternatives to Utilitarianism’ and ‘Depletion Revisited’
13. Y.H. Farzin (1996), ‘Optimal Pricing of Environmental and Natural Resource Use with Stock Externalities’
14. Larry Karp (2005), ‘Global Warming and Hyperbolic Discounting’
15. Larry Karp and Jiangfeng Zhang (2006), ‘Regulation with Anticipated Learning About Environmental Damages’
16. Tomoki Fujii and Larry Karp (2008), ‘Numerical Analysis of Non-constant Pure Rate of Time Preference: A Model of Climate Policy’
17. Martin L. Weitzman (2009), ‘On Modeling and Interpreting the Economics of Catastrophic Climate Change’
18. Graciela Chichilnisky (2009), ‘Avoiding Extinction: Equal Treatment of the Present and the Future’
19. Graciela Chichilnisky and Geoffrey Heal (1998), ‘Economics Returns from the Biosphere’
20. Graciela Chichilnisky, The Knowledge Revolution
21. Graciela Chichilnisky and Peter Eisenberger (2009), ‘Energy Security, Economic Development and Global Warming: Addressing Short and Long Term Challenges’
22. Peter M. Eisenberger, Roger W. Cohen, Graciela Chichilnisky, Nicholas M. Eisenberger, Ronald R. Chance and Christopher W. Jones (2009), ‘Global Warming and Carbon-Negative Technology: Prospects for a Lower-Cost Route to a Lower-Risk Atmosphere’

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