Climate Change and Environmental Policy

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We investigate how economic activities influence and, in turn, are influenced, by the natural environment and we formulate policy recommendations to balance economic use and long-term conservation of ecosystem functions and services efficiently. The specific issues include:

  • How can tax/subsidy schemes be designed and applied to foster the adoption of clean technologies?
  • How can global refunding schemes be designed to produce an efficient global climate policy?
  • How can or should global climate treaties be drafted?
  • How can efficiently and equity objectives be combined in global climate policy?

Publications

  • A Development-Compatible Refunding Scheme for a Climate Treaty, Resource and Energy Economics, 2016.
    (Hans Gersbach and Noemi Hummel)
    Working Paper Version
  • Global Refunding and Climate Change, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 36(11), 2012, 1775–1795.
    (Hans Gersbach and Ralph Winkler)
    Working Paper Version
  • International Emission Permit Markets with Refunding, European Economic Review, 55(6), 2011, 759-773.
    (Hans Gersbach and Ralph Winkler)
    Working Paper Version
  • A New Way to Address Climate Change: A Global Refunding System, The Economists' Voice, 5(4), 2008, Article 2.
    (Hans Gersbach)
    Working Paper Version
  • Emission Taxes and Optimal Refunding Schemes, Journal of Public Economics, 88, 2004, 713-725.
    (Hans Gersbach and Till Requate)
    Working Paper Version
  • How to Get Firms to Invest: A Simple Solution to the Hold-up Problem in Regulation, Review of Economic Design, 7(1), 2002, 45-56.
    (Hans Gersbach)
    Working Paper Version

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