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Molly K. Macauley
Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow
Molly Macauley's research interests include space economics and policy, the economics of new technologies for research and understanding of the interactions between people and natural resources, the use of economic incentives in environmental regulation, climate and earth science, and recycling and solid waste management. She serves on numerous special committees of the National Academy of Sciences and federal agencies.
Featured Publications
Assessing the Role of Renewable Energy Policies in Landfill Gas to Energy Projects
Shanjun Li, Han Kyul Yoo, Molly Macauley, Karen Palmer, Jhih-Shyang Shih
Energy Economics | forthcoming | Related Discussion Paper 14-17
Strategically Placing Green Infrastructure: Cost-Effective Land Conservation in the Floodplain
Kousky, C., S. M. Olmstead, M. A. Walls, and M. Macauley
Environmental Science & Technology | DOI: 10.1021/es303938c
Forest Carbon Economics: What We Know, What We Do Not, and Whether it Matters
Molly K Macauley and Nathan Richardson
Climate Change Economics | December 2012 | Vol. 3, No.4
Policy for Robust Space-Based Earth Science, Technnology, and Applications
Molly Macauley, Molly E. Brown, Vanessa M. Escobar, Josef Aschbacher, Maria Pilar Milagro-Perez, Bradley Doorn and Lawrence Friedl
Space Policy | February 2013 | Vol. 29, No. 1 | pp. 76-82
Earth Observations and Space Strategy
Molly K. Macauley
Space Strategy in the 21st Century | Eligar Sadeh | New York: Routledge | 2013
Prizes, Patents and Technology Procurement: A Proposed Analytical Framework
Timothy J. Brennan, Molly K. Macauley, Kate Whitefoot
RFF Discussion Paper 11-21-REV | December 2012
Challenges in Managing Long-Lived Environmental Problems
Molly K Macauley
US Department of the Interior | DOI Office of Policy Analysis | Washington DC | November 5, 2012
Forest Carbon Offsets: Challenges in Measuring, Monitoring and Verifying
Roger Sedjo and Molly Macauley
Environment Magazine | July/August 2012 | Vol. 54, No. 4 | pp. 16-23
Forever Ours: Technology, Economics, and Institutions for Managing Long-Lived Environmental Problems
Molly K. Macauley
The Carolyn and Edward Wenk, Jr. Lecture in Technology and Public Policy | Johns Hopkins University | Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD | April 27, 2012
Managing Risk through Liability, Regulation, and Innovation: Organizational Design for Spill Containment in Deepwater Drilling Operations
Nathan D. Richardson, Molly K. Macauley, Mark A. Cohen, Robert Anderson, and Adam Stern
Risk, Hazards, and Crisis in Public Policy | 2011 | Vol. 2, No. 2 | Related Discussion Paper 10-63
Seeing the Forests and the Trees: Technological and Regulatory Impediments for Global Carbon Monitoring
Molly K. Macauley and Nathan Richardson
Berkeley Technology Law Journal | 2011 | 26(3): 1387-1408
Forests in Climate Policy: Technical, Institutional and Economic Issues in Measurement and Monitoring
Molly Macauley and Roger Sedjo
Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change. | June 2011 | Vol. 15, No. 5 | pp. 499-513
Forest Carbon Offsets: Possibilities and Limitations
Molly K. Macauley and Roger Sedjo
Journal of Forestry | December 2011 | 109(8): 470-473
The Value of Information: Methodological Frontiers and New Applications
Ramanan Laxminarayan and Molly K. Macauley
London: Springer | 2012
Using Satellites to Sustain Earth
Molly K. Macauley
LiveBetter Magazine | May/June No. 10 | Spring 2011
Seeing the Forests and the Trees: The Role of Technology, Economics, and Law in US Climate Policy
Molly K. Macauley and Nathan Richardson
Berkeley Symposium on Law and Technology | UC Berkeley School of Law | Berkeley CA | March 3, 2011
Organizational Design for Spill Containment in Deepwater Drilling Operations in the Gulf of Mexico: Assessment of the Marine WellContainment Company (MWCC)
Robert Anderson, Mark A Cohen, Molly K. Macauley, Nathan Richardson, Adam Stern
RFF Discussion Paper 10-63 | January 2011
Related journal article
Adapting to Climate Change:The Public Policy Response
Daniel F. Morris, Molly K. Macauley, Raymond J. Kopp, Richard D. Morgenstern, Tiffany Clements
Issue Brief 10-19 | November 2010
Earth Observations in US National Space Strategy
Molly K Macauley
Astropolitics | Vol. 8, No. 2-3 | 205-219
Valuing Information: Methodological Frontiers and New Applications for Realizing Social Benefits
Molly K. Macauley and Ramanan Laxminarayan
Space Policy | November 2010 | Vol. 26, No. 4. | pp. 249-551
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Offshore Drilling: Safety and Response Technologies
Molly K. Macauley
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment | April 5, 2011
Space Commerce in the 21st Century
Molly K. Macauley
The House Committee on Science Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics | April 20, 2005
Advantages and Disadvantages of Prizes in aPortfolio of Financial Incentives for Space Activities
Molly K. Macauley
U.S. Congress House of Representatives Committee on Science "NASA Prizes" | July 15, 2004
An Ecomonics View of Satellite Solar Power
Molly K. Macauley
U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Committee on Science | September 7, 2000
Commercializing Space
Molly K. Macauley
U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Committee on Science | July 18, 2000
The Commercial Space Act of 1997: Commercial Remote Sensing
Molly K. Macauley
Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Committee on Science, U.S. House of Representatives | May 21, 1997
The Omnibus Space Commercialization Act of 1996 and the Space Business Incentives Act H.R. 1953
Molly K. Macauley
Committee on Science, U.S. House of Representatives | March 5, 1996
New Bill in Congress Could Help Launch a Gold Rush in Space
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
The Christian Science Monitor
How did space become junk’s final frontier?
Friday, November 08, 2013
FT Magazine
X Prize Foundation will crowdfund three new prizes. How it's a game-changer.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
The Christian Science Monitor
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