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Do smokers respond to health shocks?
(Review of Economics and Statistics, 2001-11-01)
This paper reports the first effort to use data to evaluate how new information, acquired through exogenous health shocks, affects people's longevity expectations. We find that smokers react differently to health shocks ...
Modeling economy-wide vs sectoral climate policies using combined aggregate-sectoral models
(Energy Journal, 2006-07-25)
Economic analyses of climate change policies frequently focus on reductions of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions via market-based, economy-wide policies. The current course of environment and energy policy debate in ...
Modeling endogenous technological change for climate policy analysis
(Energy Economics, 2008-11-01)
The approach used to model technological change in a climate policy model is a critical determinant of its results in terms of the time path of CO2 prices and costs required to achieve various emission reduction goals. We ...
Longevity expectations and death: Can people predict their own demise?
(American Economic Review, 2001-09-01)
Does higher hospital cost imply higher quality of care?
(Review of Economics and Statistics, 2003-02-01)
This study investigates whether higher input use per stay in the hospital (treatment intensity) and longer length of stay improve outcomes of care. We allow for endogeneity of intensity and length of stay by estimating a ...
Designing Climate Mitigation Policy
Discounting the Benefits of Climate Change Policies Using Uncertain Rates
Evaluating environmental policies, such as the mitigation of greenhouse gases, frequently requires balancing near-term mitigation costs against long-term environmental benefits. Conventional approaches to valuing such investments ...
Seeing the forest for the fuel
(Environment and Development Economics, 2004-02-01)
We demonstrate a new approach to understanding the role of fuelwood in the rural household economy by applying insights from travel cost modeling to author-compiled household survey data and meso-scale environmental statistics ...