oil pump Seminar: Environmental and Resource Economics

Lecture number: 800991
Block Seminar: June, 30th (room VG 4.106) and July, 1st (room VG 4.106), 2017.
Kickoff Meeting: April, 27th, 2017, 1 pm, Room VG 1.106
Application: until May, 4th, 3 pm
Enrollment in Flexnow: May, 5th- May, 15th.
Essay Submission: until June, 14th, 3pm.
Final Prep Meeting: June, 22nd, 1 pm Room ZHG 1.141
Seminar Info: info
Supervision: Dr Katharina Werner: email
Course material for participants is available at the course material webpage

Advice for writing an essay and presenting it in a seminar.

Themes

1. Sustainability and the Measurement of Wealth

Reference: Arrow, K. J., Dasgupta, P., Goulder, L. H., Mumford, K. J., and Oleson, K. (2012). Sustainability and the measurement of wealth. Environment and Development Economics, 17(03), 317-353.
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2. Global Environmental Problems: the Effects of Unilateral Actions

Reference: Hoel, M. (1991). Global environmental problems: the effects of unilateral actions taken by one country. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 20(1), 55-70.
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3. Efficient Climate Policy in the Presence of Free Riders

Reference: Hoel, M. (1994). Efficient climate policy in the presence of free riders. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 27(3), 259-274.
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4. Kyoto and the Carbon Footprint of Nations

References: Aichele, R., & Felbermayr, G. (2012). Kyoto and the carbon footprint of nations. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 63(3), 336-354.
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5. A Dynamic Model of the Environmental Kuznets Curve

Reference: Egli, H., and Steger, T. M. (2007). A dynamic model of the environmental Kuznets curve: turning point and public policy. Environmental and Resource Economics, 36(1), 15-34.
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6. Environmental Quality and Pollution-Augmenting Technological Change

Reference: Bovenberg, A. L., & Smulders, S. (1995). Environmental quality and pollution-augmenting technological change in a two-sector endogenous growth model. Journal of Public Economics, 57(3), 369-391.
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7. The Environment and Directed Technical Change

Reference: Acemoglu, D., Aghion, P., Bursztyn, L., & Hemous, D. (2012). The environment and directed technical change. American Economic Review, 102(1), 131-166..
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8. The Induced Innovation Hypothesis and Energy-Saving Technological Change

Reference: Newell, R. G., Jaffe, A. B., & Stavins, R. N. (1999). The Induced Innovation Hypothesis and Energy-Saving Technological Change. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 114(3), 941-975.
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9. Induced Innovation and Energy Prices

Reference: Popp, D. (2002). Induced innovation and energy prices. American Economic Review, 92(1), 160-180.
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10. Carbon Taxes, Path Dependency, and Directed Technical Change: Evidence from the Auto Industry

References: Aghion, P., Dechezlepretre, A., Hemous, D., Martin, R., & Van Reenen, J. (2016). Carbon Taxes, Path Dependency, and Directed Technical Change: Evidence from the Auto Industry. Journal of Political Economy, 124(1), 1-51.
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11. The Fossil Episode

Reference: Hassler, J., and Sinn, H. W. (2016). The fossil episode. Journal of Monetary Economics 83, 14-26.
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12. Is There Really a Green Paradox?

Reference: Van der Ploeg, F., and Withagen, C. (2012). Is there really a Green Paradox? Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 64(3), 342-363.
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13. Should we be Worried about the Green Paradox?

Reference: Di Maria, C., Lange, I., and Van der Werf, E. (2014). Should we be worried about the green paradox? Announcement effects of the Acid Rain Program. European Economic Review, 69, 143-162.
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14. A Case for Supply-side Environmental Policy

Reference: Harstad, B. (2012). Buy coal! A case for supply-side environmental policy. Journal of Political Economy, 120(1), 77-115.
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15. GHG Targets as Insurance Against Catastrophic Climate Damages

Reference: Weitzman, M. L. (2012). GHG targets as insurance against catastrophic climate damages. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 14(2), 221-244.
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16. Collapse and Institutional Adaptation in Population–Resource Societies

Reference: Pezzey, J.C., and Anderies, J.M. (2003). The effect of subsistence on collapse and institutional adaptation in population–resource societies. Journal of Development Economics, 72(1), 299-320.
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17. The Evolution of Social Norms in Common Property Resource Use.

Reference: Sethi, R., and Somanathan, E. (1996). The Evolution of Social Norms in Common Property Resource Use. American Economic Review, 86(4), 766-88.
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