RFF research is published across multiple platforms for users to explore the forefront of environmental economics and policy.
Working Paper — Jun 18, 2021
A Discounting Rule for the Social Cost of Carbon
This paper proposes and demonstrates an approach to discounting to use in estimating the social cost of carbon when consumption growth is uncertain, as recommended by the National Academies of Sciences.
Working Paper — Jun 14, 2021
Macro-Financial Transition Risks in the Fight Against Global Warming
A survey of the academic and policy literature studying the macroeconomic and financial risks of a low-carbon transition.
Issue Brief — Jun 14, 2021
Discounting for Public Benefit-Cost Analysis
An examination of how the relative value of future costs and benefits is calculated finds that a focus on the profitability of an investment, rather than a consumer’s return on that investment, can dramatically undervalue the benefits of emissions reductions policies.
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