Recent Submissions

  • Cost Effectiveness of Residential Radon Remediation with Household Mobility 

    Johnson, Erik P.; Courant, Paul N.; Mendez, David; Warner , Kenneth E. (2010-10)
    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that exposure to residential radon causes 7,000 to 30,000 lung cancer deaths per year. The EPA has provided extensive technical analysis of and support for their ...
  • Monte Carlo Simulations of the Nested Fixed-Point Algorithm 

    Johnson, Erik P. (2010-10)
    There have been substantial advances in dynamic structural models and in the econometric literature about techniques to estimate those models over the past two decades. One area in which these new developments has lagged ...
  • Transnational Coordination Failures in Intertemporal Counterterrorism Games 

    Faria, João Ricardo; Silva, Emilson C. D. (2011-11)
    This paper fills an important gap in the literature. It is the first systematic effort of addressing counterterrorism policy coordination failures due to transnational intertemporal externalities. As these externalities ...
  • Mitigation and the Geoengineering Threat 

    Moreno-Cruz, Juan (2011-06)
    Recent scientific advances have introduced the possibility of engineering the climate system to lower ambient temperatures without lowering greenhouse gas concentrations. This possibility has created an intense debate ...
  • Climate Policy Under Uncertainty: A Case for Solar Geoengineering 

    Moreno-Cruz, Juan; Keith, David W. (2011-07)
    Solar Radiation Management (SRM) has two characteristics that make it an attractive means for managing climate risk: it is quick and it is cheap. SRM cannot, however, exactly offset CO₂-driven climate change, and its use ...
  • Global Poverty Estimates: A Sensitivity Analysis 

    Dhongde, Shatakshee; Minoiu, Camelia (2011-11)
    Current estimates of global poverty vary substantially across studies. In this paper we undertake a novel sensitivity analysis to highlight the importance of methodological choices in estimating global poverty. We measure ...
  • Prestige Clubs 

    Cornes, Richard C.; Silva, Emilson C. D. (2011-11)
    Numerous non-profit organizations that contribute to collective goods also provide prestige to their members. Some of these institutions function as prestige clubs, with prestige levels and member contributions working as ...
  • Transboundary Pollution, Tax Competition and Redistribution in Federal Systems 

    Aoyama, Naoto; Silva, Emilson C. D. (2011-11)
    We examine the shape of federal policy making in three different policy scenarios, in which regional governments determine regional environmental policies to control correlated transboundary pollutants and the center ...
  • Long-Term Environmental Problems and Strategic Intergenerational Transfers 

    Goeschl, Timo; Heyen, Daniel; Moreno-Cruz, Juan (2011-11)
    The impacts of long-lived stock pollutants and the abatement and technology measures supposed to address them link current and future generations together. Altruism towards successor generations is a prerequisite for ...
  • Stable International Environmental Agreements for Correlated Pollutants 

    Silva, Emilson C. D.; Zhu, Xie (2011-11)
    We examine the stability of international environmental policy schemes when sovereign nations set policies to control both greenhouse gas emissions and traditional air pollutants. An international environmental policy ...
  • The Price Elasticity of Supply of Renewable Electricity Generation: Evidence from State Renewable Portfolio Standards 

    Johnson, Erik P. (2011-10)
    Many states have adopted policies aimed at promoting the growth of renewable electricity within their state. The most salient of these policies is a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) which mandates that retail electricity ...
  • Measuring Segregation of the Poor 

    Dhongde, Shatakshee (2012-01)
    In this paper I propose a poverty segregation curve to measure inequality in the distribution of the poor. Axioms of relative income inequality are reformulated for the poverty segregation curve and a generalized segregation ...