The paper discusses the design of environmental remediation laws in countries struggling with fundamental market and institutional reforms. Optimal cleanup standards, liability rules, and enforcement are discussed from the standpoint of both economic efficiency and practical implementation. Particular attention is paid to financing mechanisms and issues that arise during privatization.
Journal Article — Jul 8, 2021
The GDP-Temperature Relationship: Implications for Climate Change Damages
Two RFF researchers coauthor this journal article evaluating the effect of temperature due to global warming on GDP.
Common Resources — Jun 21, 2021
Empowering Local Communities to Manage Their Forests: Nine New Studies Examine the Ecological and Socioeconomic Effects
Decentralized forest management is often considered to be a valuable tool for ecological and socioeconomic advancement within developing nations. However, recent work has shown that its effectiveness is highly dependent on the quality of local governance.
Resources Radio — Jun 8, 2021
Experiments in Sustainable Development, with Kelsey Jack
Kelsey Jack describes strategies to both protect environmental health and support low-income households in developing nations.