nep-res New Economics Papers
on Resource Economics
Issue of 2008‒07‒30
four papers chosen by
Maximo Rossi
Universidad de la Republica

  1. The Ghost of Extinction: Preservation Values and Minimum Viable Population in Wildlife Models By G. Cornelis van Kooten; Mark Eiswerth
  2. Corruption, Development and the Curse of Natural Resources By Shannon Pendergast; Judith Clarke; G. Cornelis van Kooten
  3. The European Carbon Market In Action: Lessons From The First Trading Period. Interim Report By Frank Convery; Christian De Perthuis; Denny Ellerman
  4. Environmental Taxes By Don Fullerton; Andrew Leicester; Stephen Smith

  1. By: G. Cornelis van Kooten; Mark Eiswerth
    Keywords: marginal willingness to pay; endangered species and extinction; minimum viable population
    JEL: Q20 Q24 C61
    Date: 2008–07
  2. By: Shannon Pendergast; Judith Clarke; G. Cornelis van Kooten
    Keywords: natural resource curse, petroleum resources, unbalanced panels and GMM estimation
    JEL: O12 Q32 Q34 O43 O47
    Date: 2008–07
  3. By: Frank Convery; Christian De Perthuis; Denny Ellerman
    Abstract: The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) is the largest greenhouse gas market ever established. The European Union is leading the world's first effort to mobilize market forces to tackle climate change. A precise analysis of the EU ETS's performance is essential to its success, as well to that of future trading programs. The research program "The European Carbon Market in Action: Lessons from the First Trading Period," aims to provide such an analysis. It was launched at the end of 2006 by an international team led by Frank Convery, Christian de Perthius and Denny Ellerman. This interim report presents the researchers' findings to date. It was prepared after the research program's second workshop, held in Washington DC in January 2008. The first workshop was held in Paris in April 2007. Two additional workshops will be held in Prague in June 2008 and in Paris in September 2008. The researchers' complete analysis will be published in the beginning of 2009.
    Date: 2008–03
  4. By: Don Fullerton; Andrew Leicester; Stephen Smith
    Abstract: This chapter provides an overview of key economic issues in the use of taxation as an instrument of environmental policy in the UK. It first reviews economic arguments for using taxes and other market mechanisms in environmental policy, discusses the choice of tax base, and considers the value of the revenue from environmental taxes. It is argued that environmental tax revenues do not significantly alter economic constraints on tax policy, and that environmental taxes need to be justified primarily by the cost-effective achievement of environmental goals. The chapter then assesses key areas where environmental taxes appear to have significant potential – including taxes on energy used by industry and households, road transport, aviation, and waste. In some of these areas, efficient environmental tax design needs to make use of a number of taxes in combination – a "multi-part instrument".
    JEL: H23 Q28
    Date: 2008–07

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