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Extending the Cure hosts a discussion on their inaugural report.
Senior Fellow Ramanan Laxminarayan and colleagues explore antibiotic resistance and how incentive-based policies and lessons from natural resource management can illuminate potential solutions.
Conference on Anti-Malarial Drug Treatments
More than 60 experts from national malaria control programs, the World Health Organization, malaria drug development and academia were brought together by Resources for the Future in a first-of-a-kind gathering.
Paving the Way for U.S. Climate Leadership
Nigel Purvis, a former senior U.S. climate negotiator and current RFF visiting scholar, recommends that the United States negotiate climate change executive agreements rather than Kyoto-style treaties.
Can We Green the Grid?
RFF researchers analyze the chicken-and-egg relationship between Renewable Portfolio Standards and federal transmission corridors to identify potential policy conflicts and opportunities for coordination.
RFF in ClimateWire
A recent ClimateWire piece covers the "safety valve" concept in CO2 emissions trading first developed by RFF's Ray Kopp, Billy Pizer, and Richard Morgenstern. More recent contributions by Pizer and RFF's Joe Aldy are also discussed.
What Drives Participation in State Voluntary Cleanup Programs?
In a new discussion paper, authored by RFF Senior Fellow Allen Blackman, University of Michigan Professor Thomas P. Lyon, Virginia Tech Associate Professor Kris Wernstedt, and RFF Research Associate Sarah Darley, analysis of an Oregon program sheds light on state efforts to remediate properties contaminated with hazardous waste.
Climate Change: A Global Problem Requiring a Global Solution. Or Not...
Kathleen McGinty, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and former chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, discussed the ability of existing approaches- such as carbon taxes, cap and trade, and corn-based ethanol- to address climate change.
Cap, Auction and Trade: Auctions and Revenue Recycling under Carbon Cap and Trade
Senior Fellow Dallas Burtraw testified before the House's Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming on the benefits of auctioning initial emission allowances.
How Much to Stabilize our Climate? A Review of Recent Estimates
Senior Fellow Billy Pizer and Rich Richels of the Electric Power Research Institute, discuss the results and implications of a recent study by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program.
Endangered Species: Progress and Pitfalls During Three Decades of Controversy
RFF Fellow Carolyn Fischer interviews Michael Bean, one of the nation's foremost authorities on the Endangered Species Act of 1973, on the policy questions around endangered species and its future.
Assessing the Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions to Combat Vitamin A Deficiency
A new RFF report examines the feasibility and relative benefits of biofortified ("golden") mustard compared to other treatments for vitamin A deficiency in India.
Finding Policies that Work Best to Ease 'Social Cost' of Driving
In a new paper, RFF researchers evaluate a range of policies aimed at reducing traffic congestion, based on how well they address the full menu of societal damages from driving.
Getting Off Oil
Visiting Scholar Heather L. Ross proposes using funds generated by the oil industry to correct severe under-investment in new oil-saving technology.
Managing Fish Portfolios
Senior Fellow James N. Sanchirico and colleagues Martin D. Smith and Douglas Lipton explore how financial portfolio techniques can be used to manage a suite of species within an ecosystem.
Finding the Right Drivers for Cleaner Cars: Controlling Automobile Air Pollution
Senior Fellows Virginia McConnell and Winston Harrington have chosen 26 articles that outline the most pressing economic issues in automobile pollution: including trends in vehicle use, the complex nature of regulation and the externalities of driving.
RFF Researchers Find Dramatic Increase in Hospitalizations Related to Superbug MRSA
A new study by researchers at RFF in the December issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases examines the recent magnitude and trends related to staph and MRSA infections.
Taking up the Slack
David Evans and Joseph Kruger discuss how the unexpected results of the Chicago volatile organic emissions cap-and-trade program can inform future emissions-trading efforts.
Global Compensation for Oil Pollution Damages
Senior Fellow James Boyd outlines why certain provisions of this act should be emulated by other countries.
RFF Launches Major Climate Change Adaptation Initiative
RFF begins a multi-year investigation into how the United States can develop climate change adaptation policies.
Valuing Reductions in Mortality Risk
RFF Fellow Joe Aldy and Senior Fellow Alan Krupnick examine how the value of reducing mortality risk varies with age in a recent symposium in the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy.
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