A Pedagogical Note on Modeling the Economic Benefit of Emissions Abatement vs. the Economic Harm from Emissions

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Christopher S. Decker;
(2012)
  • Subject: environmental policy, optimal abatement, optimal emissions, duality, social welfare
    • jel: jel:A23 | jel:A22 | jel:Q50
    acm: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION

The number of undergraduate-level textbooks on environmental economics has increased in recent years, but the textbook treatment of optimal emissions (abatement) varies markedly from textbook to textbook. In particular, there is no consensus as to whether to model the e... View more
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