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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

African Successes, Volume IGovernment and Institutions

African Successes, Volume I: Government and Institutions

Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226316222
eISBN:
9780226316369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226316369.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This is volume I of a four volume set, with papers developed as part of a large-scale project and associated conference series funded by the Gates Foundation. It is comprised of careful empirical ... More

African Successes, Volume IIHuman Capital

African Successes, Volume II: Human Capital

Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226316055
eISBN:
9780226316192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226316192.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This is Volume II of a four set series that reports on progress with economic, political, and social development in Africa over recent decades. Volume I deals with social peace, the basic functioning ... More

African Successes, Volume IIIModernization and Development

African Successes, Volume III: Modernization and Development

Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226315720
eISBN:
9780226315867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315867.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This is Volume III of a four volume set that reports on progress with economic, political, and social development in Africa over recent decades. Volume I deals with the essential issues of social ... More

African Successes, Volume IVSustainable Growth

African Successes, Volume IV: Sustainable Growth

Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226315553
eISBN:
9780226315690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315690.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This is Volume IV of a four volume set reporting on research on Africa funded by the Gates Foundation. Volume I is focused on conditions that make growth possible; Volume II deals with human ... 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

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