Some recent papers

with Astrid Dannenberg, "Tipping versus Cooperating to Supply a Public Good," Journal of the European Economics Association, 2017 (FREE ACCESS).

 

"Coordination vs. Voluntarism and Enforcement in Sustaining International Environmental Cooperation," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113(51): 14515-14522, 2016.

 

with Astrid Dannenberg, "An Experimental Investigation into 'Pledge and Review' in Climate Negotiations," Climatic Change 138(1): 339-351, 2016. 

 

with Marten Scheffer and others, "Creating a Safe Operating Space for Iconic Ecosystems, Science 347 (6228): 1317-1319, 2015.

 

"Solar Geoengineering’s Brave New World: Thoughts on the Governance of An Unprecedented Technology," Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 8(2): 249-269, 2014.

 

with Astrid Dannenberg, "Sensitivity of Collective Action to Uncertainty about Climate Tipping Points," Nature Climate Change, 4: 36-39, 2014.

 

"Climate Treaties and Approaching Catastrophes," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 66(2): 235-250, 2013.

 

“Economic Considerations for the Eradication Endgame,“ Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 368: 2012149, 2013.

 

 

Publications on Climate Change

Loss of Arctic summer ice.
Loss of Arctic summer ice.

Forthcoming Research 

 

Published Research 

 

 

with Astrid Dannenberg, "An Experimental Investigation into 'Pledge and Review' in Climate Negotiations," Climatic Change 138(1): 339-351, 2016. 

 

with Juan Moreno-Cruz, "The Alternatives to Unconstrained Climate Change: Emission Reductions versus Carbon and Solar Geoengineering," in S. Barrett, C. Carraro, and J. de Melo (eds.), Towards a Workable and Effective Climate Regime, VoxEU.org eBook, CEPR and FERDI, 2016, pp. 353-365.

 

"Solar Geoengineering’s Brave New World: Thoughts on the Governance of An Unprecedented Technology," Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 8(2): 249-269, 2014.

 

with Timothy M. Lenton, Antony Millner, Alessandro Tavoni, Stephen Carpenter, John M. Anderies, F. Stuart Chapin III, Anne-Sophie Crépin, Gretchen Daily, Paul Ehrlich, Carl Folke, Victor Galaz, Terry Hughes, Nils Kautsky, Eric F. Lambin, Rosamond Naylor, Karine Nyborg, Stephen Polasky, Marten Scheffer, James Wilen, Anastasios Xepapadeas, and Aart de Zeeuw, "Climate Engineering Reconsidered," Nature Climate Change, 4: 527-529, 2014. 

 

with Astrid Dannenberg, “Negotiating to Avoid 'Gradual' versus 'Dangerous' Climate Change: An Experimental Test of Two Prisoners‘ Dilemmas,“ in Todd Cherry, Jon Hovi, and David M. McEvoy (eds.), Towards a New Climate Agreement: Conflict, Resolution, and Governance, London: Routledge, pp. 61-75, 2014.

 

"Negotiating to Avoid 'Dangerous' Climate Change," in N. Stern, A. Bowen, and J. Whalley (eds.), The Global Development of Policy Regimes to Combat Climate Change, London: World Scientific, pp. 159-180, 2014.

 

with Astrid Dannenberg, "Sensitivity of Collective Action to Uncertainty about Climate Tipping Points," Nature Climate Change, 4: 36-39, 2014.

 

"Why Have Climate Negotiations Proved So Disappointing?" Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature: Our Responsibility, Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Extra Series 41, Vatican City, 2014; available here.

 

“Climate Treaties and Approaching Catastrophes,“ Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 66(2): 235-250, 2013.

 

with Astrid Dannenberg, "Climate Negotiations Under Scientific Uncertainty." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109 (43): 17372-17376, 2012.

 

“A Primer on the Economics of Solar Radiation Management,“ in IPCC, 2012: Meeting Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Expert Meeting on Geoengineering [O. Edenhofer, R. Pichs-Madruga, Y. Sokona, C. Field, V. Barros, T.F. Stocker, Q. Dahe, J. Minx, K. Mach, G.-K. Plattner, S. Schlömer, G. Hansen, M. Mastrandrea (eds.)]. IPCC Working Group III Technical Support Unit, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany, pp. 33-34.

 

“Climate Treaties and Backstop Technologies,” CESifo Economic Studies, 58: 31-48, 2012.

 

“Credible Commitments, Focal Points, and Tipping: The Strategy of Climate Treaty Design,” 4 April 2011; in Robert W. Hahn and Alastair Ulph (eds.), Climate Change and Common Sense: Essays in Honour of Tom Schelling, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 29-49, 2012.

 

“Avoiding Disastrous Climate Change is Possible but Not Inevitable,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(29): 11733-11734, 2011.

 

“A Portfolio System of Climate Treaties,“ in J.E. Aldy and R.N. Stavins (eds.), Post-Kyoto International Climate Policy: Implementing Architectures for Agreement. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 240-270., 2010.

 

with Michael Toman, “Contrasting Future Paths for an Evolving Climate Regime,“ Global Policy 1(1): 64-74, 2010.

 

“The Coming Global Climate-Technology Revolution,“ Journal of Economic Perspectives, 23(2): 53-75. 2009.

 

“Rethinking Global Climate Change Governance,“ Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Vol. 3, 2009-5. http://www.economics-ejournal.org/economics/journalarticles/2009-5.

 

“Climate Treaties and the Imperative of Enforcement,“ Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 24(2): 239-258, 2008.

 

“The Incredible Economics of Geoengineering,“ Environmental and Resource Economics, 39: 45-54, 2008.

 

“A Multi-Track Climate Treaty System,“in Joseph E. Aldy and Robert N. Stavins (eds.), Architectures for Agreement: Addressing Global Climate Change in the Post-Kyoto World, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,  2007.

 

“Proposal for a New Climate Change Treaty System,” http://www.bepress.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1240&context=ev, 2007.

 

“Climate Change Negotiations: Past and Future,” in D. Helm (ed.), The New Energy Paradigm, Oxford: Oxford Univeristy Press, 2007, pp. 422-437.

 

“Climate Treaties and ‘Breakthrough’ Technologies.” American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), 96(2): 22-25, 2006.

 

“Kyoto Plus,” in D. Helm (ed.), Climate Change Policy, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

 

with Joseph Aldy and Robert Stavins, “Thirteen Plus One: A Comparison of Global Climate Policy Architectures,” Climate Policy, 3(4): 373-397, 2003.

 

with Robert Stavins, “Increasing Participation and Compliance in International Climate Change Agreements,” International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law, and Economics, 3(4): 349-376, 2003.

 

“Towards a Better Climate Treaty,” World Economics, 3 (2): 35-45, April-June 2002; appeared previously in AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies, Policy Matters 01-29, November 2001; translated in Italian and appeared in La Questione Agraria.

 

“The Crucial Role of Economic Incentives and Enforcement,” in R.J. Kopp and J.B. Thatcher (eds.), The Weathervane Guide to Climate Policy, Washington, DC: Resources for the Future, pp. 42-47, 2000.

 

“Political Economy of the Kyoto Protocol,” Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 14: 20-39, 1998. Reprinted in D. Helm (ed.), Environmental Policy: Objectives, Instruments, and Implementation, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000, pp. 111-141; reprinted in M. Toman and B. Sohngen, eds., Climate Change, Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2004.

 

with B. Fisher, P. Bohm, J.K.E. Mubazi, A. Shah and R.N. Stavins, "An Economic Assessment of Policy Instruments for Combatting Climate Change," in J.P. Bruce, H. Lee, and E.F. Haites (eds.), Climate Change 1995: Economic and Social Dimensions of Climate Change, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996, pp. 397-439.

 

"European Carbon Tax," in A.R. Beckenstein, F.J. Long, M.B. Arnold and T.N. Gladwin (eds.), Stakeholder Negotiations: Exercises in Sustainable Development, Chicago: Irwin, 1996, pp. 69-91; see also teaching note in the accompanying Instructor's Manual, pp. 85-91.

 

The Strategy of `Joint Implementation' in the Framework Convention on Climate Change, New York and Geneva: United Nations (UNCTAD/GID/10), 1995.

 

"Climate Change Policy and International Trade," in Climate Change: Policy Instruments and their Implications, Proceedings of the Tsukuba Workshop of IPCC Working Group III, Tsukuba, Japan: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 1994

 

Convention on Climate Change: Economic Aspects of Negotiations, Paris: OECD, 1992.

 

"Reaching a CO2 Emission Limitation Agreement for the Community: Implications for Equity and Cost-Effectiveness," European Economy, Special Edition No. 1, 1992, pp. 3-24.

 

"'Acceptable' Allocations of Tradeable Carbon Emission Entitlements in a Global Warming Treaty," in UNCTAD (ed.), Combating Global Warming: Study on a Global System of Tradeable Carbon Emission Entitlements, New York: United Nations, 1992, pp. 85-113.

 

"Transfers and the Gains from Trading Carbon Emission Entitlements in a Global Warming Treaty," in UNCTAD (ed.), Combating Global Warming: Study on a Global System of Tradeable Carbon Emission Entitlements, New York: United Nations, 1992, pp. 115-125.

 

"Economic Instruments for Climate Change Policy," in OECD, Responding to Climate Change: Selected Economic Issues, Paris: OECD, 1991.

 

"Economic Analysis of International Environmental Agreements: Lessons for a Global Warming Treaty," in OECD, Responding to Climate Change: Selected Economic Issues, Paris: OECD, 1991.

 

"Global Warming: Economics of a Carbon Tax," in D. Pearce (ed.), Blueprint 2: Greening of the World Economy, London: Earthscan, 1991.

 

"The Economic and Environmental Consequences of a Carbon Tax," Economic Outlook, February 1990.