Tag: 2007

Law and Economics for a Warming World

By Lisa Heinzerling and Frank Ackerman Harvard Law and Policy Review volume 1, no. 2, pp.331-362. Both law and economics offer frameworks for understanding public policy – and both require changes in order to respond effectively to the challenge of climate change. Contrary to implicit conservative assumptions, maintaining the status quo is not an option; “business […]

Florida and Climate Change: The Costs of Inaction

By Elizabeth A.Stanton and Frank Ackerman report commissioned by Environmental Defense, November 2007. The report is the first detailed analysis on the potential consequences of continued climate change for the state’s economy. The report concludes that, if left unchecked, climate change will significantly harm Florida’s economy in the next several decades, and that impacts on just three […]

Introducing Economics: A Critical Guide for Teaching

By Mark H. Maier and Julie A. Nelson Cloth, $68.95 Paper, $24.95 M.E. Sharpe, 2007 “Introducing Economics is a pedagogical gadfly prodding our economics thinking by its critical stance while serving as the teacher’s best friend through its clear writing, smart teaching ideas, and robust suggested resources. It should be on the shelf of all […]

The Carbon Content of Japan-US Trade

By Frank Ackerman, Masanobu Ishikawa, and Mikio Suga Energy Policy, volume 35 no. 9, September 2007, pp.4455-4462. Visit Energy Policy online How much carbon is “embodied” in world trade? If one country imports carbon-intensive products from another, should the production emissions be attributed to the consuming nation rather than the producer? A growing empirical research literature addresses […]