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Are There Limits to Green Growth?
Edward B. Barbier, World Economics, September 2015
Although there is progress in developing green sectors in some countries, the key challenge facing the expansion of economy-wide green innovation and .. More

Measuring Natural Capital
Dariana Tani, World Economics, December 2014
The purpose of this paper is to highlight the importance of establishing a system of natural capital accounting. Natural capital is integral to the ec.. More

Towards New Thinking in Economics
An interview with introduction by Serban Scrieciu, World Economics, March 2011
Terry Barker is a leading British economist in macroeconomics, climate economics and empirical analysis. For over 45 years, he has been involved in re.. More

Low-Carbon Development for the Least Developed Countries
Alex Bowen and Sam Fankhauser, World Economics, March 2011
The global community has to act collectively to halt climate change. But such collective action must take into account the development needs of the le.. More

Keith Boyfield on Paul Collier: The Plundered Planet
World Economics, September 2010

A Tale of Two Crises
Harold Lind, World Economics, June 2010
The paper argues that many erroneous conclusions derived from modelling are due to mistakes in logic rather than scientific methodology. The widely ac.. More

Green Stimulus, Green Recovery and Global Imbalances
Edward B. Barbier, World Economics, June 2010
This paper assesses the extent to which G20 green stimulus initiatives enacted during the 2008–9 recession have instigated a global ‘green recovery’, .. More

Carbon Commitments Must Translate into Real Action
Andrew Raingold, World Economics, March 2010
The efforts of political leaders to negotiate a global agreement to reduce carbon emissions highlights the importance of consistent action at the dome.. More

Global Climate Change
F. Gerard Adams, World Economics, September 2009

Economists and Climate Change: Homework Comes First
Aldo Matteucci, World Economics, June 2009

How Much Would it Cost to Avoid Climate Change?
Bryan Buckley & Sergey Mityakov, World Economics, March 2009
This paper summarises various estimates of the costs of mitigation of the adverse impact of climate change. It finds that the differences in the estim.. More

A Question of Fudge
Mohammed H.I. Dore, World Economics, March 2009
This paper is an outline and critique of William Nordhaus’ book A Question of Balance (2008), in which he proposes his optimal policy for dealing with.. More

Economists and Climate Science: A Critique
David Henderson, World Economics, March 2009
This paper presents a critique of the characteristic treatment by economists of climate science, which appears as over-presumptive and uncritical. Whi.. More

Climate Change Issues
David Henderson, World Economics, September 2008

Over-Presumption and Myopia
David Henderson, World Economics, June 2008

New Light or Fixed Presumptions?
David Henderson, World Economics, December 2007
Two leading international agencies, the OECD and the IMF, are now becoming more closely involved with climate change issues, in conjunction with finan.. More

Do Current Assessments Underestimate Future Damages From Climate Change?
Stephane Hallegatte, World Economics, September 2007
While the economic debate on climate policy focuses on discounting, we do not know yet what to discount. The potential (non-discounted) socio-economic.. More

Right for the Right Reasons
Simon Dietz, Dennis Anderson, Nicholas Stern, Chris Taylor & Dimitri Zenghelis, World Economics, June 2007
Four authors of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, and Dennis Anderson who provided advice and background papers for the Review, mak.. More

Response to ‘The Stern Review: A Dual Critique—Part I: The Science’
Ian Simmonds & Will Steffen, World Economics, June 2007
In their comments on part one of the ‘Dual Critique’ [Vol. 7, No. 4] the authors draw attention to a number of instances where the treatment of source.. More

Response to Simmonds and Steffen
David Holland, Robert M. Carter, C. R. de Freitas, Indur M. Goklany & Richard S. Lindzen, World Economics, June 2007
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