Economic Modelling of Climate Change and Energy Policies

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Carlos de Miguel, Xavier Labandeira, Xavier Labandeira Villot, Baltasar Manzano
Edward Elgar, 2006 - Business & Economics - 218 pages
Climate change and energy consumption are at the forefront of current environmental debate. Whilst energy is essential to the functioning and survival of our societies, the environmental impact that energy consumption is having, particularly on climate change, is a growing concern and the design and practicalities of energy and energy-related environmental policies are under constant scrutiny. This innovative new book not only addresses the economic assessment of environmental and energy policies but also discusses the efficiency and distributional consequences these policies have for producers and consumers.With contributions from leading academics in the field, this comprehensive volume uses a variety of methodological approaches with which to explore a number of pertinent issues, including several studies on the EU Emission Trading System, as well as more advanced topics such as indeterminacy and optimal environmental public policies, energy-saving technological progress, oil shocks and energy transitions and policy design. Combining theoretical and empirical work, this timely book is a significant contribution to the existing literature and deals with issues at the frontier of current economic knowledge.Economic Modelling of Climate Change and Energy Policies is a unique and informative book and will have widespread appeal amongst scholars, students and policymakers.

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Edited by Carlos de Miguel, Associate Professor, Department of Economic Analysis, Xavier Labandeira, Professor of Economics and Baltasar Manzano, Associate Professor, Department of Economic Analysis, Universidade de Vigo, Spain

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