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Accelerating Energy InnovationInsights from Multiple Sectors

Accelerating Energy Innovation: Insights from Multiple Sectors

Rebecca M. Henderson and Richard G. Newell (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226326832
eISBN:
9780226326856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226326856.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Accelerating energy innovation could be an important part of an effective response to the threat of climate change. This book complements existing research on the subject with an exploration of the ... More

Behavioral and Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy

Behavioral and Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy

Carlo Carraro and Gilbert E. Metcalf (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226094816
eISBN:
9780226094809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226094809.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Most people would agree that it makes sense to tax a company that pollutes in a way that directly reflects the amount of environmental and social damage it has done. Yet in practice, such taxes are ... More

Bringing in the FutureStrategies for Farsightedness and Sustainability in Developing Countries

Bringing in the Future: Strategies for Farsightedness and Sustainability in Developing Countries

William Ascher

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226029160
eISBN:
9780226029184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226029184.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Humans are plagued by shortsighted thinking, preferring to put off work on complex, deep-seated, or difficult problems in favor of quick-fix solutions to immediate needs. When short-term thinking is ... More

The Changing FrontierRethinking Science and Innovation Policy

The Changing Frontier: Rethinking Science and Innovation Policy

Adam B. Jaffe and Benjamin F. Jones (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226286723
eISBN:
9780226286860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286860.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In 1945, Vannevar Bush published Science: The Endless Frontier and thereby established an intellectual architecture that has largely defined public science institutions and policy since. In this NBER ... More

Economic Analysis of the Digital Economy

Economic Analysis of the Digital Economy

Avi Goldfarb, Shane M. Greenstein, and Catherine E. Tucker (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226206844
eISBN:
9780226206981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226206981.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The rapid decline in the cost of storage, computation, and transmission of data has changed how firms operate and has altered the kinds of products and goods being sold. Increasingly, economic ... More

The Economics of Climate ChangeAdaptations Past and Present

The Economics of Climate Change: Adaptations Past and Present

Gary D. Libecap and Richard H. Steckel (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226479880
eISBN:
9780226479903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226479903.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The book responds to proceedings of the past couple of decades, especially the efficacy of collective action in light of reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The types of ... More

The Economics of CrimeLessons For and From Latin America

The Economics of Crime: Lessons For and From Latin America

Rafael Di Tella, Sebastian Edwards, and Ernesto Schargrodsky (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226153742
eISBN:
9780226153766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226153766.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Latin America has one of the highest crime rates in the world, creating climates of fear and lawlessness in several countries. Despite this situation, there has been a lack of systematic effort to ... More

The Economics of Food Price Volatility

The Economics of Food Price Volatility

Jean-Paul Chavas, David Hummels, and Brian D. Wright (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226128924
eISBN:
9780226129082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226129082.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

There is still no consensus on the underlying reasons for recent drastic changes in food prices and continuing agricultural market volatility merits a thorough investigation. This book is a ... More

Globalization and Poverty

Globalization and Poverty

Ann Harrison (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317946
eISBN:
9780226318004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226318004.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Over the past two decades, the percentage of the world's population living on less than a dollar a day has been cut in half. How much of that improvement is because of—or in spite of—globalization? ... More

The Intended and Unintended Effects of U.S. Agricultural and Biotechnology Policies

The Intended and Unintended Effects of U.S. Agricultural and Biotechnology Policies

Joshua S. Graff Zivin and Jeffrey M. Perloff (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226988030
eISBN:
9780226988061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226988061.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Using economic models and empirical analysis, this volume examines a wide range of agricultural and biofuel policy issues and their effects on American agricultural and related agrarian insurance ... More

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