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Stavins, R. N. (Robert N.) 1948-

Overview
Works: 316 works in 816 publications in 2 languages and 9,131 library holdings
Genres: Essays  Trials, litigation, etc  Casebooks (Law)  Case studies  Academic theses  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: HC79.P55, 363.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by R. N Stavins
Post-Kyoto international climate policy : implementing architectures for agreement : research from the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements by Joseph E Aldy( )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Research from the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements."
Post-Kyoto international climate policy : summary for policymakers by Joseph E Aldy( )

19 editions published in 2009 in English and German and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements seeks to identify key design elements of a scientifically sound, economically rational, and politically pragmatic post-2012 international policy architecture for global climate change. It draws upon leading thinkers from academia, private industry, government, and non-governmental organizations from around the world to construct a small set of promising policy frameworks and then disseminate and discuss the design elements and frameworks with decision-makers. The Project is directed by Robert N. Stavins, Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. For more information, see the Project's website: http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/climate
Public policies for environmental protection by Paul R Portney( )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first edition of Public Policies for Environmental Protection contributed significantly to the incorporation of economic analysis in the study of environmental policy. Fully revised to account for changes in the institutional, legal, and regulatory framework of environmental policy, the second edition includes extensively updated chapters on federal regulation, air and water pollution policy, and hazardous and toxic substances. It includes coverage of the Safe Drinking Water Act, and entirely new chapters on market-based environmental policies, global climate change, and the reduction and handling of solid waste. Portney, Stavins, and their contributors provide an invaluable resource for researchers, policymakers, industry professionals, and journalists--anyone who needs up-to-date information on U.S. environmental policy. With their generous supply of background information, and careful explanation of policy alternatives, the authors provide an ideal book for students in courses about environmental economics or environmental politics."--Publisher description
Environmental protection and the social responsibility of firms : perspectives from law, economics, and business by Bruce L Hay( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone agrees that firms should obey the law. But beyond the law -- beyond compliance with regulations -- do firms have additional social responsibilities to commit resources voluntarily to environmental protection? How should we think about firms sacrificing profits in the social interest? May they do so within the scope of their fiduciary responsibilities to their shareholders? Is the practice sustainable, or will the competitive marketplace render such efforts and their impacts transient at best? Furthermore, is the practice, however well intended, an efficient use of social and economic resources? And do some firms already behave this way? Until now, public discussion has generated more heat than light on both the normative and positive questions surrounding corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the environmental realm. In Environmental Protection and the Social Responsibility of Firms, some of the nation's leading scholars in law, economics, and business examine commonly accepted assumptions at the heart of current debates on CSR and provide a foundation for future research and policymaking. --Publisher
Economics of the environment; selected readings by Robert Dorfman( Book )

31 editions published between 1977 and 2019 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The field of Environmental Economics is more important than ever, with new economics theories quickly becoming government policy. The leading ideas in the field are communicated through journal articles, and the most important ones are collected in the new edition of this classic book--half the articles in the Sixth Edition are brand-new. And the editor, Robert Stavins of Harvard, is a leading international economist."--Publisher's description
Architectures for agreement : addressing global climate change in the post-Kyoto world( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a range of options for international climate policy. Highly topical analysis of the debate over possible successors to the Kyoto agreement
Environmental economics and public policy : selected papers of Robert N. Stavins, 1988-1999 by R. N Stavins( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert N. Stavins has emerged as one of the most influential voices in environmental economics over the last decade and a half. These twenty-three essays on environmental economics and policy, written by Professor Stavins and his co-authors over the period 1988-1999, originally appeared in a diverse set of leading scholarly periodicals and are here collected for the first time." "Students, scholars, practitioners and policymakers will find this volume a valuable and very useful addition to their collection."--Jacket
Lessons learned from three decades of experience with cap-and-trade by Richard Schmalensee( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essay provides an overview of the major emissions trading programs of the past thirty years on which significant documentation exists, and draws a number of important lessons for future applications of this environmental policy instrument. References to a larger number of other emissions trading programs that have been implemented or proposed are included
The political economy of environmental regulation( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assessing the energy-efficiency gap by Todd D Gerarden( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energy-efficient technologies offer considerable promise for reducing the financial costs and environmental damages associated with energy use, but these technologies appear not to be adopted by consumers and businesses to the degree that would apparently be justified, even on a purely financial basis. We present two complementary frameworks for understanding this so-called "energy paradox" or "energy-efficiency gap." First, we build on the previous literature by dividing potential explanations for the energy-efficiency gap into three categories: market failures, behavioral anomalies, and model and measurement errors. Second, we posit that it is useful to think in terms of the fundamental elements of cost-minimizing energy-efficiency decisions. This provides a decomposition that organizes thinking around four questions. First, are product offerings and pricing economically efficient? Second, are energy operating costs inefficiently priced and/or understood? Third, are product choices cost-minimizing in present value terms? Fourth, do other costs inhibit more energy-efficient decisions? We review empirical evidence on these questions, with an emphasis on recent advances, and offer suggestions for future research
An assessment of the energy-efficiency gap and its implications for climate-change policy by Todd D Gerarden( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving end-use energy efficiency--that is, the energy-efficiency of individuals, households, and firms as they consume energy--is often cited as an important element in efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. Arguments for improving energy efficiency usually rely on the idea that energy-efficient technologies will save end users money over time and thereby provide low-cost or no-cost options for reducing GHG emissions. However, some research suggests that energy-efficient technologies appear not to be adopted by consumers and businesses to the degree that would seem justified, even on a purely financial basis. We review in this paper the evidence for a range of explanations for this apparent "energy-efficiency gap." We find most explanations are grounded in sound economic theory, but the strength of empirical support for these explanations varies widely. Retrospective program evaluations suggest the cost of GHG abatement varies considerably across different energy-efficiency investments and can diverge substantially from the predictions of prospective models. Findings from research on the energy-efficiency gap could help policy makers generate social and private benefits from accelerating the diffusion of energy-efficient technologies--including reduction of GHG emissions
The welfare economics of alternative renewable resource strategies : forested wetlands and agricultural production by R. N Stavins( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2019 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study, originally published in 1990, seeks to address several important policy questions associated with the ongoing depletion of forested wetlands. First, in the context of Environmental Impact Statements, should the estimated areas of impact of Federal flood-control and drainage projects on wetlands be limited to (minimal) construction impacts, or should they include impacts which occur when such projects cause private landowners to drain and clear their wetland holdings? A second crucial question is whether wetland depletion and conversion to agricultural cropland has been excessive. This title will be of interest to students of Environmental Economics and Policy."--Provided by publisher
The induced innovation hypothesis and energy-saving technological change by Richard G Newell( )

14 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It follows from Hicks' induced innovation hypothesis that rising energy prices in the last two decades should have induced energy-saving innovation. We formulate the hypothesis concretely using a product-characteristics model of energy-using consumer durables, augmenting Hicks' hypothesis to allow for the possibility that government efficiency standards also induce innovation. Through estimation of characteristics transformation surfaces, we find that technological change reduced the total capital and operating costs of air air conditioning by half and water heating by about one-fifth. Although the rate of overall innovation in these products appears to be independent of energy prices and regulations, the evidence suggests that the direction of innovation has been responsive to energy price changes. In particular, energy price increases induced innovation in a direction that lowered the capital cost tradeoffs inherent in producing more energy-efficiency products. In addition, energy price changes induced changes in the subset of technically feasible models that were offered for sale. Our estimates indicate that about one-quarter to one-half of the improvements in mean energy-efficiency of the menu of new models for these products over the last two decades were associated with rising energy prices since 1973. We also find that this responsiveness to price changes increased substantially after product labeling requirements came into effect, and that minimum efficiency standards had a significant positive effect on average efficiency levels. Nonetheless, a sizeable portion of efficiency improvements in these technologies appears to have been autonomous
What has the Kyoto Protocol wrought? : the real architecture of international tradable permit markets by Robert William Hahn( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technological change and the environment by Adam B Jaffe( )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental policy discussions increasingly focus on issues related to technological change. This is partly because the environmental consequences of social activity are frequently affected by the rate and direction of technological change, and partly because environmental policy interventions can themselves create constraints and incentives that have significant effects on the path of technological progress. This paper, prepared as a chapter draft for the forthcoming Handbook of Environmental Economics (North-Holland/Elsevier Science), summarizes for environmental economists current thinking on technological change in the broader economics literature, surveys the growing economic literature on the interaction between technology and the environment, and explores the normative implications of these analyses. We begin with a brief overview of the economics of technological change, and then examine three important areas where technology and the environment intersect: the theory and empirical evidence of induced innovation and the related literature on the effects of environmental policy on the creation of new, environmentally friendly technology; the theory and empirics of environmental issues related to technology diffusion; and analyses of the comparative technological impacts of alternative environmental policy instruments. We conclude with suggestions for further research on technological change and the environment
Comparing price and non-price approaches to urban water conservation by Sheila M Olmstead( )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban water conservation is typically achieved through prescriptive regulations, including the rationing of water for particular uses and requirements for the installation of particular technologies. A significant shift has occurred in pollution control regulations toward market-based policies in recent decades. We offer an analysis of the relative merits of market-based and prescriptive approaches to water conservation, where prices have rarely been used to allocate scarce supplies. The analysis emphasizes the emerging theoretical and empirical evidence that using prices to manage water demand is more cost-effective than implementing non-price conservation programs, similar to results for pollution control in earlier decades. Price-based approaches also have advantages in terms of monitoring and enforcement. In terms of predictability and equity, neither policy instrument has an inherent advantage over the other. As in any policy context, political considerations are important
Environmental economics by R. N Stavins( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This article provides an overview of the economics of environmental policy, including the setting of goals and targets, notably the Kaldor-Hicks criterion and the related method of assessment known as benefit-cost analysis. Also reviewed are the means of environmental policy, that is, the choice of specific policy instruments, featuring an examination of potential criteria for assessing alternative instruments, with focus on cost-effectiveness. The theoretical foundations and experiential highlights of individual instruments are reviewed, including conventional command-and-control mechanisms and market-based instruments
Corporate social responsibility through an economic lens by Forest L Reinhardt( )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Business leaders, government officials, and academics are focusing considerable attention on the concept of "corporate social responsibility" (CSR), particularly in the realm of environmental protection. Beyond complete compliance with environmental regulations, do firms have additional moral or social responsibilities to commit resources to environmental protection? How should we think about the notion of firms sacrificing profits in the social interest? May they do so within the scope of their fiduciary responsibilities to their shareholders? Can they do so on a sustainable basis, or will the forces of a competitive marketplace render such efforts and their impacts transient at best? Do firms, in fact, frequently or at least sometimes behave this way, reducing their earnings by voluntarily engaging in environmental stewardship? And finally, should firms carry out such profit-sacrificing activities (i.e., is this an efficient use of social resources)? We address these questions through the lens of economics, including insights from legal analysis and business scholarship
Water demand under alternative price structures by Sheila M Olmstead( )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We estimate the price elasticity of water demand with household-level data, structurally modeling the piecewise-linear budget constraints imposed by increasing-block pricing. We develop a mathematical expression for the unconditional price elasticity of demand under increasing-block prices and compare conditional and unconditional elasticities analytically and empirically. We test the hypothesis that price elasticity may depend on price structure, beyond technical differences in elasticity concepts. Due to the possibility of endogenous utility price structure choice, observed differences in elasticity across price structures may be due either to a behavioral response to price structure, or to underlying heterogeneity among water utility service areas
Environmental law and policy : problems, cases, and readings by Richard L Revesz( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This chapter for the Handbook of Law and Economics provides an economic perspective of environmental law and policy. We examine the ends of environmental policy, that is, the setting of goals and targets, beginning with normative issues, notably the Kaldor-Hicks criterion and the related method of assessment known as benefit-cost analysis. We examine this analytical method in detail, including its theoretical foundations and empirical methods of estimation of compliance costs and environmental benefits. We review critiques of benefit-cost analysis, and examine alternative approaches to analyzing the goals of environmental policies. We examine the means of environmental policy, that is, the choice of specific policy instruments, beginning with an examination of potential criteria for assessing alternative instruments, with particular focus on cost-effectiveness. The theoretical foundations and experiential highlights of individual instruments are reviewed, including conventional, command-and-control mechanisms, market-based instruments, and liability rules. Three cross-cutting issues receive attention: uncertainty; technological change; and distributional considerations. We identify normative lessons in regard to design, implementation, and the identification of new applications, and we examine positive issues: the historical dominance of command-and-control; the prevalence in new proposals of tradeable permits allocated without charge; and the relatively recent increase in attention given to market-based instruments. We also examine the question of how environmental responsibility is and should be allocated among the various levels of government. We provide a positive review of the responsibilities of Federal, state, and local levels of government in the environmental realm, plus a normative assessment of this allocation of regulatory responsibility. We focus on three arguments that have been made for Federal environmental regulation: competition among political jurisdictions and the race to the bottom; transboundary environmental problems; and public choice and systematic bias
 
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Associated Subjects
Agriculture--Economic aspects Climatic changes Climatic changes--Economic aspects Climatic changes--Effect of human beings on Climatic changes--Government policy Climatic changes--International cooperation Economic policy--Environmental aspects Economics Emissions trading Energy conservation--Economic aspects Environmental economics Environmental law Environmental law, International Environmental law--Compliance costs Environmental law--Economic aspects Environmental management--Economic aspects Environmental policy Environmental policy--Costs Environmental policy--Economic aspects Environmental policy--International cooperation Environmental protection Environmental protection--Economic aspects Environmental protection--International cooperation Environmental responsibility Environmental sciences Forested wetlands--Management Global warming Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric--Economic aspects Greenhouse gases--Economic aspects Greenhouse gases--Environmental aspects Greenhouse gas mitigation--International cooperation Green technology Industrial management--Environmental aspects Management Nature--Effect of human beings on Pollution Pollution--Economic aspects Pollution--Law and legislation Renewable natural resources--Management Social responsibility of business Technological innovations--Economic aspects Technological innovations--Environmental aspects United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992 May 9) United States Water conservation--Economic aspects Welfare economics Wetland conservation Wetland forestry Wetland management
Post-Kyoto international climate policy : implementing architectures for agreement : research from the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements
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Post-Kyoto international climate policy : summary for policymakersPublic policies for environmental protectionEnvironmental protection and the social responsibility of firms : perspectives from law, economics, and businessEconomics of the environment; selected readingsArchitectures for agreement : addressing global climate change in the post-Kyoto worldEnvironmental economics and public policy : selected papers of Robert N. Stavins, 1988-1999The political economy of environmental regulationWhat has the Kyoto Protocol wrought? : the real architecture of international tradable permit markets
Alternative Names
Robert N. Stavins economist (Harvard University; Resources for the Future (RFF); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER))

Robert N. Stavins econoom

Robert N. Stavins Wirtschaftswissenschaftler (Harvard University; Resources for the Future (RFF); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER))

Robert Stavins

Stavins, R. N.

Stavins, R. N. 1948-

Stavins, R. N. (Robert N.), 1948-

Stavins, Robert

Stavins, Robert 1948-

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Stavins, Robert N. 1948-

Stavins, Robert Norman

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Languages
English (265)

German (2)