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Global Warming

Economic Policy Responses

Edited by Rudiger Dornbusch and James M. Poterba

The contributions in this book focus instead on the economic effects of global warming, providing an excellent summary of current thinking on this important issue.

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The contributions in this book focus instead on the economic effects of global warming, providing an excellent summary of current thinking on this important issue.

Global warming is debated largely in environmental terms. The contributions in this book focus instead on the economic effects of global warming, providing an excellent summary of current thinking on this important issue. They raise such crucial questions as: Which countries will suffer the most from climate change? What economic initiatives could be adopted to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and chlorofluorocarbons? How will different nations fare under various proposals? What are the prospects for international cooperation?

Contents Is There a Global Warming Problem? Andrew R. Solow • Economic Approaches to Greenhouse Warming, William D. Nordhaus • Tax Policy to Combat Global Warming: On Designing a Carbon Tax, James M. Poterba • Technological Substitution Options for Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions, David W. Pearce • Economic Responses to Climate Change: A European Perspective, Emilio Gerelli • Economic Responses to Global Warming/International Burden Sharing and Coordination: Prospects for Cooperative Approaches to Global Warming, T.C. Schelling • The International Incidence of Carbon Taxes, John Whalley

Global Warming Initiatives The Pacific Rim, Hirofumi Uzawa • Optional for Slowing Amazon Jungle-Clearing, Eustaquio Reis and Sergio Margulis

Discussants Lars Bergman, William R. Cline, Peter Diamond, Lester B. Lave, Alan Manne, John P. Martin, Thorvald Moe, David M. Newbery, Norman J. Rosenberg, Lutz Wicke, Gerrit Zalm

Hardcover

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262041263 402 pp. | 9 in x 6 in

Paperback

$30.00 X ISBN: 9780262528559 402 pp. | 9 in x 6 in

Editors

Rudiger Dornbusch

The late Rudiger Dornbusch was Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

James M. Poterba

James M. Poterba is Mitsui Professor in the Department of Economics at MIT. He has been Director of the NBER Public Economics Research Program since 1991 and has edited volumes 6-20 of Tax Policy and the Economy.