Confronting the Climate Challenge: US Policy Options

Dec 1, 2017 | Lawrence H. Goulder, Marc Hafstead | 376 pp.
Climate Change
Blog Post

The Confidence Trap: Dysfunctional Dialogues about Climate

Dec 13, 2017 | Roger M. Cooke
Roger Cooke discusses the “confidence trap” and better ways to capture and incorporate experts’ judgments on climate change.
Climate Change Risk and Uncertainty

The Impacts and Future of North American Energy Trade

Dec 13, 2017 | Alan J. Krupnick | 3 pp.
Energy and Electricity International
Working Paper

The Effect of Fuel Price Changes on Fleet Demand for New Vehicle Fuel Economy

Dec 7, 2017 | Benjamin Leard, Virginia McConnell, Yichen Christy Zhou | 44 pp.
We assess how changing fuel prices affect vehicle purchase decisions for rental car companies and other fleet buyers in the United States and compare the results to retail vehicle purchases.
Working Paper

Identifying the Potential for Cross-Fishery Spillovers: A Network Analysis of Alaskan Permitting Patterns

Dec 7, 2017 | Ethan T. Addicott, Kailin Kroetz, Matthew Reimer, James N. Sanchirico, Daniel K. Lew, Justine Huetteman | 35 pp.
We investigate the links among jointly permitted fisheries in the Alaska region to better understand how policies aimed at one fishery may affect others.
Working Paper

The Efficiency Consequences of Heterogeneous Behavioral Responses to Energy Fiscal Policies

Dec 1, 2017 | Sébastien Houde, Joseph E. Aldy | 60 pp.
The optimal design of carbon dioxide taxes and energy subsidies depends on behavioral biases and transaction costs, known as microfrictions.
Energy and Electricity
Blog Post

How Will Climate Change Affect Outdoor Recreation?

Dec 6, 2017 | Nathan W. Chan, Casey J. Wichman
Could climate change be good for outdoor recreation? We estimate that it will increase demand for recreational cycling by about 5.5 percent by 2060.
Climate Change
Working Paper

The Effects of Climate on Leisure Demand: Evidence from North America

Dec 5, 2017 | Nathan W. Chan, Casey J. Wichman | 45 pp.
We use data on millions of bike-share trips to show how climate change will affect outdoor recreation. By midcentury, recreation will increase due to fewer cold days each year.
Climate Change
Past Seminar

What Does Repeal of the Clean Power Plan Mean for Future Climate and Energy Policies?

Dec 13, 2017 Video

The Trump administration’s move to repeal the Clean Power Plan includes a revised estimate of the social cost of carbon as well as different approaches for considering ancillary public health benefits and the savings from improved fuel efficiency. This RFF seminar explored the implications of these revisions for the Clean Power Plan itself and for potential future energy and climate policies.

Air Quality Climate Change Energy and Electricity
Journal Article

New Estimates of the Security Costs of U.S. Oil Consumption

Nov 21, 2017 | Stephen P.A. Brown | pp. 171-192
Energy and Electricity