Weitzman, Martin L. 1942
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Works:  156 works in 460 publications in 9 languages and 4,310 library holdings 

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Most widely held works about
Martin L Weitzman
 Wirtschaftsordnungstheoretische Implikationen der WeitzmanRegel : ein Beitrag zur Diskussion über tariflich vereinbarte LohnBeschäftigtenzahlKombinationen by Axel Nitschke( Book )
 Weitzman's share economy : the answer stagflation? by Doreen Bekker( Book )
 Beschäftigungsstabilisierung durch das Beteiligungssystem? : eine Auseinandersetzung mit dem WeitzmanPlan by Markus Eder( Book )
 An investigation of the assumptions contained in M. Weitzman's theory of profit sharing by Nicholas Simon Beck( )
Most widely held works by
Martin L Weitzman
The share economy : conquering stagflation by
Martin L Weitzman(
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36 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in 8 languages and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Argumenta que o trabalhador medio, bem como a economia como um todo, seriam beneficiados por um sistema participativo, vinculandose uma parcela significativa da remuneracao dos empregados a algum indicador do desempenho das empresas. Conclui que a remuneracao de mao de obra atraves de um sistema participativo, liberara forcas para a prosperidade economica e o progresso social
36 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in 8 languages and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Argumenta que o trabalhador medio, bem como a economia como um todo, seriam beneficiados por um sistema participativo, vinculandose uma parcela significativa da remuneracao dos empregados a algum indicador do desempenho das empresas. Conclui que a remuneracao de mao de obra atraves de um sistema participativo, liberara forcas para a prosperidade economica e o progresso social
Climate shock : the economic consequences of a hotter planet by
Gernot Wagner(
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21 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"If you had a 10 percent chance of having a fatal car accident, you'd take necessary precautions. If your finances had a 10 percent chance of suffering a severe loss, you'd reevaluate your assets. So if we know the world is warming and there's a 10 percent chance this might eventually lead to a catastrophe beyond anything we could imagine, why aren't we doing more about climate change right now? We insure our lives against an uncertain futurewhy not our planet? ... [the authors] explore in lively, clear terms the likely repercussions of a hotter planet, drawing on and expanding from work previously unavailable to general audiences. They show that the longer we wait to act, the more likely an extreme event will happen. A city might go underwater. A rogue nation might shoot particles into the Earth's atmosphere, geoengineering cooler temperatures. Zeroing in on the unknown extreme risks that may yet dwarf all else, the authors look at how economic forces that make sensible climate policies difficult to enact, make radical wouldbe fixes like geoengineering all the more probable. What we know about climate change is alarming enough. What we don't know about the extreme risks could be far more dangerous. Wagner and Weitzman help readers understand that we need to think about climate change in the same way that we think about insurance  as a risk management problem, only here, on a global scale"Publisher's description
21 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"If you had a 10 percent chance of having a fatal car accident, you'd take necessary precautions. If your finances had a 10 percent chance of suffering a severe loss, you'd reevaluate your assets. So if we know the world is warming and there's a 10 percent chance this might eventually lead to a catastrophe beyond anything we could imagine, why aren't we doing more about climate change right now? We insure our lives against an uncertain futurewhy not our planet? ... [the authors] explore in lively, clear terms the likely repercussions of a hotter planet, drawing on and expanding from work previously unavailable to general audiences. They show that the longer we wait to act, the more likely an extreme event will happen. A city might go underwater. A rogue nation might shoot particles into the Earth's atmosphere, geoengineering cooler temperatures. Zeroing in on the unknown extreme risks that may yet dwarf all else, the authors look at how economic forces that make sensible climate policies difficult to enact, make radical wouldbe fixes like geoengineering all the more probable. What we know about climate change is alarming enough. What we don't know about the extreme risks could be far more dangerous. Wagner and Weitzman help readers understand that we need to think about climate change in the same way that we think about insurance  as a risk management problem, only here, on a global scale"Publisher's description
Income, wealth, and the maximum principle by
Martin L Weitzman(
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20 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The book will be valuable to students who want to formulate and solve dynamic allocation problems. It will also be of interest to any economist who wants to understand the results of the latest research on the relationship between comprehensive income accounting and wealth or welfare."Jacket
20 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The book will be valuable to students who want to formulate and solve dynamic allocation problems. It will also be of interest to any economist who wants to understand the results of the latest research on the relationship between comprehensive income accounting and wealth or welfare."Jacket
A contribution to the theory of welfare comparisons by
Martin L Weitzman(
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19 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using only information based on current directlyobservable market behavior, the paper shows how to make rigorous dynamic welfare comparisons among economies or economic situations having arbitrarilydifferent endowments and technologies, but sharing a common dynamic preference ordering. The correct answers to seemingly complicated questions, which intrinsically involve comparing wealthlike measures of dynamic wellbeing, can be translated isomorphically into a simpleminded story told in the familiar language of oldfashioned static consumerwelfare theory
19 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using only information based on current directlyobservable market behavior, the paper shows how to make rigorous dynamic welfare comparisons among economies or economic situations having arbitrarilydifferent endowments and technologies, but sharing a common dynamic preference ordering. The correct answers to seemingly complicated questions, which intrinsically involve comparing wealthlike measures of dynamic wellbeing, can be translated isomorphically into a simpleminded story told in the familiar language of oldfashioned static consumerwelfare theory
Klimaschock die extremen wirtschaftlichen Konsequenzen des Klimawandels by
Gernot Wagner(
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5 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Angenommen, Sie hätten ein zehnprozentiges Risiko, bei einem Verkehrsunfall ums Leben zu kommen. Oder Sie hätten ein ebenso hohes Risiko, großen finanziellen Schaden zu erleiden. Wahrscheinlich würden Sie alles daransetzen, eine solche Katastrophe abzuwenden. Richtig? Warum unternehmen wir dann nicht viel mehr, um unseren Planeten vor dem Klimawandel zu schützen? Die Tatsachen, über die wir bereits Bescheid wissen, wie zum Beispiel der steigende Meeresspiegel, sind gefährlich genug. Aber viel schlimmer noch könnte sein, was wir nicht wissen  und auch gar nicht wissen können: was etwa das als kurzfristige Lösung des Klimaproblems angedachte GeoEngineering, also die künstliche Beeinflussung des Klimas, tatsächlich anrichten könnte. Wollen wir uns dieses Risiko wirklich leisten? Die Autoren zeigen, dass es nicht um die Wahl zwischen "Wirtschaftswachstum" und "Klima" geht. Es geht vielmehr darum, unser tägliches Handeln mit dem Klimaschutz in Einklang zu bringen und diesen ähnlich zu betrachten wie eine persönliche Versicherung: als eine Frage des Risikomanagements in einem globalen, für die gesamte Menschheit existenziellen Ausmaß. Klimaschock (das englische Original) wurde von der Financial Times zu einem der besten Wirtschafsbücher 2015 gekürt
5 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Angenommen, Sie hätten ein zehnprozentiges Risiko, bei einem Verkehrsunfall ums Leben zu kommen. Oder Sie hätten ein ebenso hohes Risiko, großen finanziellen Schaden zu erleiden. Wahrscheinlich würden Sie alles daransetzen, eine solche Katastrophe abzuwenden. Richtig? Warum unternehmen wir dann nicht viel mehr, um unseren Planeten vor dem Klimawandel zu schützen? Die Tatsachen, über die wir bereits Bescheid wissen, wie zum Beispiel der steigende Meeresspiegel, sind gefährlich genug. Aber viel schlimmer noch könnte sein, was wir nicht wissen  und auch gar nicht wissen können: was etwa das als kurzfristige Lösung des Klimaproblems angedachte GeoEngineering, also die künstliche Beeinflussung des Klimas, tatsächlich anrichten könnte. Wollen wir uns dieses Risiko wirklich leisten? Die Autoren zeigen, dass es nicht um die Wahl zwischen "Wirtschaftswachstum" und "Klima" geht. Es geht vielmehr darum, unser tägliches Handeln mit dem Klimaschutz in Einklang zu bringen und diesen ähnlich zu betrachten wie eine persönliche Versicherung: als eine Frage des Risikomanagements in einem globalen, für die gesamte Menschheit existenziellen Ausmaß. Klimaschock (das englische Original) wurde von der Financial Times zu einem der besten Wirtschafsbücher 2015 gekürt
Structural uncertainty and the value of statistical life in the economics of catastrophic climate change by
Martin L Weitzman(
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10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using climate change as a prototype motivating example, this paper analyzes the implications of structural uncertainty for the economics of lowprobability highimpact catastrophes. The paper shows that having an uncertain multiplicative parameter, which scales or amplifies exogenous shocks and is updated by Bayesian learning, induces a critical "tail fattening" of posteriorpredictive distributions. These fattened tails can have strong implications for situations (like climate change) where a catastrophe is theoretically possible because prior knowledge cannot place sufficiently narrow bounds on overall damages. The essence of the problem is the difficulty of learning extremeimpact tail behavior from finite data alone. At least potentially, the influence on costbenefit analysis of fattailed uncertainty about the scale of damages  coupled with a high value of statistical life  can outweigh the influence of discounting or anything else
10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using climate change as a prototype motivating example, this paper analyzes the implications of structural uncertainty for the economics of lowprobability highimpact catastrophes. The paper shows that having an uncertain multiplicative parameter, which scales or amplifies exogenous shocks and is updated by Bayesian learning, induces a critical "tail fattening" of posteriorpredictive distributions. These fattened tails can have strong implications for situations (like climate change) where a catastrophe is theoretically possible because prior knowledge cannot place sufficiently narrow bounds on overall damages. The essence of the problem is the difficulty of learning extremeimpact tail behavior from finite data alone. At least potentially, the influence on costbenefit analysis of fattailed uncertainty about the scale of damages  coupled with a high value of statistical life  can outweigh the influence of discounting or anything else
Optimal search for the best alternative by
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4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'économie de partage : vaincre la stagflation by
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6 editions published in 1986 in French and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1986 in French and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
GHG targets as insurance against catastrophic climate damages by
Martin L Weitzman(
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8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A critical issue in climatechange economics is the specification of the socalled "damages function" and its interaction with the unknown uncertainty of catastrophic outcomes. This paper asks how much we might be misled by our economic assessment of climate change when we employ a conventional quadratic damages function and/or a thintailed probability distribution for extreme temperatures. The paper gives some numerical examples of the indirect value of various GHG concentration targets as insurance against catastrophic climatechange temperatures and damages. These numerical examples suggest that we might be underestimating considerably the welfare losses from uncertainty by using a quadratic damages function and/or a thintailed temperature distribution. In these examples, the primary reason for keeping GHG levels down is to insure against hightemperature catastrophic climate risks
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A critical issue in climatechange economics is the specification of the socalled "damages function" and its interaction with the unknown uncertainty of catastrophic outcomes. This paper asks how much we might be misled by our economic assessment of climate change when we employ a conventional quadratic damages function and/or a thintailed probability distribution for extreme temperatures. The paper gives some numerical examples of the indirect value of various GHG concentration targets as insurance against catastrophic climatechange temperatures and damages. These numerical examples suggest that we might be underestimating considerably the welfare losses from uncertainty by using a quadratic damages function and/or a thintailed temperature distribution. In these examples, the primary reason for keeping GHG levels down is to insure against hightemperature catastrophic climate risks
Bonuses and employment in Japan by
Richard B Freeman(
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8 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Japan has a relatively unique system of labor compensation. Most Japanese workers are paid large bonuses twice a year. This paper examines the cyclical movement of bonuses compared with wages and the relation of bonuses to employment in the context of the Weitzman "share economy." The paper makes three basic points:(1) The Japanese bonus is much more procyclical than Japanese base wages, but not as cyclically variable as profits. Bonuses can be interpreted as containing a quantitatively significant revenue or profitsharing component.(2) Bonuses have quite different employment consequences than do base wages. Even after controlling for other economic factors, bonuses are positively related to employment, whereas base wages are negatively related to employment.(3) The bonus system of paying workers, while far from explaining the whole macroeconomic story in Japan, seems to play a role in helping to stabilize Japanese unemployment at comparatively low levels
8 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Japan has a relatively unique system of labor compensation. Most Japanese workers are paid large bonuses twice a year. This paper examines the cyclical movement of bonuses compared with wages and the relation of bonuses to employment in the context of the Weitzman "share economy." The paper makes three basic points:(1) The Japanese bonus is much more procyclical than Japanese base wages, but not as cyclically variable as profits. Bonuses can be interpreted as containing a quantitatively significant revenue or profitsharing component.(2) Bonuses have quite different employment consequences than do base wages. Even after controlling for other economic factors, bonuses are positively related to employment, whereas base wages are negatively related to employment.(3) The bonus system of paying workers, while far from explaining the whole macroeconomic story in Japan, seems to play a role in helping to stabilize Japanese unemployment at comparatively low levels
Riskadjusted gamma discounting by
Martin L Weitzman(
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9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is widely recognized that the economics of distantfuture events, like climate change, is critically dependent upon the choice of a discount rate. Unfortunately, it is unclear how to discount distantfuture events when the future discount rate itself is unknown. In previous work, an analyticallytractable approach called "gamma discounting" was proposed, which gave a declining discount rate schedule as a simple closedform function of time. This paper extends the previous gamma approach by using a Ramsey optimal growth model, combined with uncertainty about future productivity, in order to "risk adjust" all probabilities by marginal utility weights. Some basic numerical examples are given, which suggest that the overall effect of riskadjusted gamma discounting on lowering distantfuture discount rates may be significant. The driving force is a "fear factor" from risk aversion to permanent productivity shocks representing catastrophic future states of the world
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is widely recognized that the economics of distantfuture events, like climate change, is critically dependent upon the choice of a discount rate. Unfortunately, it is unclear how to discount distantfuture events when the future discount rate itself is unknown. In previous work, an analyticallytractable approach called "gamma discounting" was proposed, which gave a declining discount rate schedule as a simple closedform function of time. This paper extends the previous gamma approach by using a Ramsey optimal growth model, combined with uncertainty about future productivity, in order to "risk adjust" all probabilities by marginal utility weights. Some basic numerical examples are given, which suggest that the overall effect of riskadjusted gamma discounting on lowering distantfuture discount rates may be significant. The driving force is a "fear factor" from risk aversion to permanent productivity shocks representing catastrophic future states of the world
Rare disasters, tailhedged investments, and riskadjusted discount rates by
Martin L Weitzman(
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7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is the best way to incorporate a risk premium into the discount rate schedule for a real investment project with uncertain payoffs? The standard CAPM formula suggests a betaweighted average of the return on a safe investment and the mean return on an economywide representative risky investment. Suppose, though, that the project constitutes a tailhedged investment, meaning that it is expected to yield positive payoffs in catastrophic states of nature. Then the model of this paper suggests that what should be combined in a weighted average are not the two discount rates, but rather the corresponding two discount factors. This implies an effective discount rate schedule that declines over time from the standard CAPM formula down to the riskfree rate alone. Some simple numerical examples are given. Implications are noted for discounting longterm public investments and calculating the social cost of carbon in climate change
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is the best way to incorporate a risk premium into the discount rate schedule for a real investment project with uncertain payoffs? The standard CAPM formula suggests a betaweighted average of the return on a safe investment and the mean return on an economywide representative risky investment. Suppose, though, that the project constitutes a tailhedged investment, meaning that it is expected to yield positive payoffs in catastrophic states of nature. Then the model of this paper suggests that what should be combined in a weighted average are not the two discount rates, but rather the corresponding two discount factors. This implies an effective discount rate schedule that declines over time from the standard CAPM formula down to the riskfree rate alone. Some simple numerical examples are given. Implications are noted for discounting longterm public investments and calculating the social cost of carbon in climate change
The Ramsey discounting formula for a hiddenstate stochastic growth process by
Martin L Weitzman(
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7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The long term discount rate is critically dependent upon projections of future growth rates that are fuzzier in proportion to the remoteness of the time horizon. This paper models such increasing fuzziness as an evolving hiddenstate stochastic process. The underlying trend growth rate is an unobservable random walk hidden by noisy transitory shocks and recoverable only as a probability distribution via Bayesian updating. A simple expression is derived for the timedeclining Ramsey discount rate. The components of this hiddenstate Ramsey discounting formula are then analyzed, followed by a few remarks about possible implications and applications  National Bureau of Economic Research web site
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The long term discount rate is critically dependent upon projections of future growth rates that are fuzzier in proportion to the remoteness of the time horizon. This paper models such increasing fuzziness as an evolving hiddenstate stochastic process. The underlying trend growth rate is an unobservable random walk hidden by noisy transitory shocks and recoverable only as a probability distribution via Bayesian updating. A simple expression is derived for the timedeclining Ramsey discount rate. The components of this hiddenstate Ramsey discounting formula are then analyzed, followed by a few remarks about possible implications and applications  National Bureau of Economic Research web site
A Precautionary Tale of Uncertain Tail Fattening by
Martin L Weitzman(
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7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Suppose that there is a probability density function for how bad things might get, but that the overall rate at which this probability density function slims down to approach zero in the tail is uncertain. The paper shows how a basic precautionary principle of tail fattening could then apply. The worse is the contemplated damage, the more should a decision maker consider the bad tail to be among the relatively fattertailed possibilities. A rough numerical example is applied to the uncertain tail distribution of climate sensitivity  National Bureau of Economic Research web site
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Suppose that there is a probability density function for how bad things might get, but that the overall rate at which this probability density function slims down to approach zero in the tail is uncertain. The paper shows how a basic precautionary principle of tail fattening could then apply. The worse is the contemplated damage, the more should a decision maker consider the bad tail to be among the relatively fattertailed possibilities. A rough numerical example is applied to the uncertain tail distribution of climate sensitivity  National Bureau of Economic Research web site
Shock climático : consecuencias económicas del calentamiento global by
Gernot Wagner(
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5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En esta obra, Gernot Wagner y Martin L. Weitzman analizan las probables repercusiones del calentamiento global y ofrecen claves para afrontarlo, poniendo así sobre la mesa la cuestión medioambiental y de política pública más importante de nuestra época
5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En esta obra, Gernot Wagner y Martin L. Weitzman analizan las probables repercusiones del calentamiento global y ofrecen claves para afrontarlo, poniendo así sobre la mesa la cuestión medioambiental y de política pública más importante de nuestra época
A Voting Architecture for the Governance of FreeDriver Externalities, with Application to Geoengineering by
Martin L Weitzman(
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6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Climate change is a global "free rider" problem because significant abatement of greenhouse gases is an expensive public good requiring international cooperation to apportion compliance among states. But it is also a global "free driver" problem because geoengineering the stratosphere with reflective particles to block incoming solar radiation is so cheap that it could essentially be undertaken unilaterally by one state perceiving itself to be in peril. This paper develops the main features of a "free driver" externality in a simple model based on the asymmetric consequences of typeI and typeII errors. I propose a socialchoice decision architecture based on the solution concept of a supermajority voting rule and derive its basic properties. In the model this supermajority voting rule attains the socially optimal cooperative solution, which is a new theoretical result around which the paper is built
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Climate change is a global "free rider" problem because significant abatement of greenhouse gases is an expensive public good requiring international cooperation to apportion compliance among states. But it is also a global "free driver" problem because geoengineering the stratosphere with reflective particles to block incoming solar radiation is so cheap that it could essentially be undertaken unilaterally by one state perceiving itself to be in peril. This paper develops the main features of a "free driver" externality in a simple model based on the asymmetric consequences of typeI and typeII errors. I propose a socialchoice decision architecture based on the solution concept of a supermajority voting rule and derive its basic properties. In the model this supermajority voting rule attains the socially optimal cooperative solution, which is a new theoretical result around which the paper is built
Can Negotiating a Uniform Carbon Price Help to Internalize the Global Warming Externality? by
Martin L Weitzman(
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5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thus far, most approaches to resolving the global warming externality have been quantity based. With n different national entities, a meaningful comprehensive treaty involves negotiating n different binding emissions quotas (whether tradeable or not). In postKyoto practice this ndimensional coordination problem has proven intractable and has essentially devolved into sporadic regional volunteerism. By contrast, on the price side there is a natural onedimensional focus on negotiating a single binding carbon price, the proceeds from which are domestically retained. Significantly (and unlike negotiated quantities) the negotiated uniform price on carbon emissions embodies an automatic "countervailing force" against freeriding self interest by incentivizing agents to internalize the externality. The model of this paper indicates an exact sense in which each agent's extra cost from a higher emissions price is counterbalanced by that agent's extra benefit from inducing (via the higher emissions price) all other agents to simultaneously lower their emissions. With some further restrictions, the theoretical model shows that populationweighted majority rule for a uniform price on carbon emissions can come as close to global efficiency as the median marginal benefit (per capita) is close to the mean marginal benefit (per capita)
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thus far, most approaches to resolving the global warming externality have been quantity based. With n different national entities, a meaningful comprehensive treaty involves negotiating n different binding emissions quotas (whether tradeable or not). In postKyoto practice this ndimensional coordination problem has proven intractable and has essentially devolved into sporadic regional volunteerism. By contrast, on the price side there is a natural onedimensional focus on negotiating a single binding carbon price, the proceeds from which are domestically retained. Significantly (and unlike negotiated quantities) the negotiated uniform price on carbon emissions embodies an automatic "countervailing force" against freeriding self interest by incentivizing agents to internalize the externality. The model of this paper indicates an exact sense in which each agent's extra cost from a higher emissions price is counterbalanced by that agent's extra benefit from inducing (via the higher emissions price) all other agents to simultaneously lower their emissions. With some further restrictions, the theoretical model shows that populationweighted majority rule for a uniform price on carbon emissions can come as close to global efficiency as the median marginal benefit (per capita) is close to the mean marginal benefit (per capita)
Patterns of behavior in biodiversity preservation by
Andrew Metrick(
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9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Voting on prices vs. voting on quantities in a world climate assembly by
Martin L Weitzman(
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5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper posits the conceptually useful allegory of a futuristic "World Climate Assembly" that votes on global carbon emissions via the basic principle of majority rule. Two variants are considered. One is to vote on a universal price (or tax) that is internationally harmonized, but the proceeds from which are domestically retained. The other is to vote on the overall quantity of total worldwide emissions, which are then distributed for free (via a predecided fractional subdivision formula) as individual allowance permits that are subsequently marketed in an international capandtrade system. The model of the paper suggests that the majorityvoted price is likely to be less distortionary and easier to enact than the majorityvoted total quantity of permits. While the study is centered on a formal model, the tone of the policy discussion resembles more an exploratory think piece
5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper posits the conceptually useful allegory of a futuristic "World Climate Assembly" that votes on global carbon emissions via the basic principle of majority rule. Two variants are considered. One is to vote on a universal price (or tax) that is internationally harmonized, but the proceeds from which are domestically retained. The other is to vote on the overall quantity of total worldwide emissions, which are then distributed for free (via a predecided fractional subdivision formula) as individual allowance permits that are subsequently marketed in an international capandtrade system. The model of the paper suggests that the majorityvoted price is likely to be less distortionary and easier to enact than the majorityvoted total quantity of permits. While the study is centered on a formal model, the tone of the policy discussion resembles more an exploratory think piece
Some Theoretical Connections Among Wealth, Income, Sustainability, and Accounting by
Martin L Weitzman(
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4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In theory, and under some quite strong assumptions, there exists an important rigorous quantitative relationship among the following four fundamental economic concepts: (1) "wealth"; (2) "income"; (3) "sustainability"; (4) "accounting". These four basic concepts are placed in quotation marks here because a necessary first step will be to carefully and rigorously define what exactly is meant by each concept. In this paper, I review what is known about this important fourfold quantitative relationship in an ultrasimplified setting. I identify some basic applications of this simplified economic theory of wealth and income (and sustainability and accounting). While the contents of this paper are expressed at a very high level of abstraction and require some restrictive assumptions, I believe that the fundamental fourfold relationship it sharply highlights is useful for understanding, at least in principle, what is "wealth" and what is its theoretical relationship to "income," "sustainability," and "accounting."
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In theory, and under some quite strong assumptions, there exists an important rigorous quantitative relationship among the following four fundamental economic concepts: (1) "wealth"; (2) "income"; (3) "sustainability"; (4) "accounting". These four basic concepts are placed in quotation marks here because a necessary first step will be to carefully and rigorously define what exactly is meant by each concept. In this paper, I review what is known about this important fourfold quantitative relationship in an ultrasimplified setting. I identify some basic applications of this simplified economic theory of wealth and income (and sustainability and accounting). While the contents of this paper are expressed at a very high level of abstraction and require some restrictive assumptions, I believe that the fundamental fourfold relationship it sharply highlights is useful for understanding, at least in principle, what is "wealth" and what is its theoretical relationship to "income," "sustainability," and "accounting."
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