Environmental Economics Topics
Today’s environmental experts have a wide range of tools at their disposal for the design and evaluation of local, state, regional, and national policies. Many of these tools were developed at RFF, and the organization’s contribution to the field of environmental economics remains one of its greatest legacies.
Green Innovation And Economic Growth In A North-South Model
Discounting for Public Cost–Benefit Analysis
How to bound the discount rate for a general pattern of benefits over time.
Estimating Preference Heterogeneity in Discrete Choice Models of Product Differentiation
The application of a new method for estimating discrete choice models shows that tightening fuel economy standards have modest impacts on new vehicle sales.
Workshops & Seminars
The Confidence Trap and Dysfunctional Dialogues about Climate Change: ETH Zurich
Using the Social Cost of Carbon to Value Earth Observing Systems
Presented at the RFF-CMCC European Institute
Measuring and Assessing the Socioeconomic Value of Earth Science Data
Hosted by Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP), this webinar explores specific approaches and techniques that are currently being used and developed to measure and assess the socioeconomic value of Earth science data.
Measuring the benefits and costs of environmental regulations, and evaluating how such analyses are conducted
Exploring how to best empirically determine the appropriate discount rate for future costs and benefits
Developing an account for the value of nature’s products and services
Policy Design and Evaluation
Evaluating policy instruments and identifying novel policy design approaches
Risk Analysis and Uncertainty
Quantifying and reducing uncertainty and analyzing climate and disaster risk
Researching both stated and revealed preference approaches to valuation
Value of Statistical Life
Contributing to efforts to improve VSL estimation