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Hahn, Robert William

Works: 96 works in 213 publications in 1 language and 5,178 library holdings
Genres: Software 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
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Publications about Robert William Hahn
Publications by Robert William Hahn
Most widely held works by Robert William Hahn
Risks, costs, and lives saved : getting better results from regulation by Robert William Hahn( Book )
9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 470 libraries worldwide
Antitrust policy and vertical restraints by Robert William Hahn( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 467 libraries worldwide
This volume provides a survey of recent literature on certain aspects of vertical restraints. The book will make excellent supplementary reading for courses in industrial organization and other fields dealing with antitrust issues and will also be of interest to lawyers, researchers, and policy makers
A primer on environmental policy design by Robert William Hahn( Book )
16 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 libraries worldwide
In defense of the economic analysis of regulation by Robert William Hahn( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
"Several scholars are highly skeptical of the use of cost-benefit analysis and other economic tools in regulatory decision making. Recently, these critics have focused on debunking economic summaries of regulatory activity, sometimes referred to as regulatory scorecards. The critics generally support less quantitative economic analysis of regulations." "This monograph addresses the analytical concerns raised by the critics. It makes four points: First, summary measures of the impact of regulations have made important contributions to our understanding of the regulatory process, a point often overlooked by the critics; second, many of the critics' concerns could be addressed by making refinements to scorecards rather than wholly rejecting them as an analytical tool; third, some of the suggestions made by the critics are legitimate, but many are not; and finally, the solution to legitimate concerns raised by the critics is not to eliminate quantitative economic analysis but to gain a deeper understanding of its strengths and weaknesses and to use it wisely."--Jacket
Reviving regulatory reform : a global perspective by Robert William Hahn( Book )
9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
"Hahn argues that the forces of globalization, increases in average wealth, and our growing understanding of regulatory impacts will dramatically alter the nature of regulation in the years ahead. We are likely to see more economic deregulation and more social regulation. The increase in economic deregulation is likely to be good for the average citizen, while the changes in social regulation will have both advantages and disadvantages. In general, regulation will become more effective as human beings develop regulatory institutions that are better suited to their economic and social needs. The news, he concludes, is not all good from an economic standpoint, but the general direction of the change is quite positive."--Jacket
Intellectual property rights in frontier industries : software and biotechnology ( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
Improving regulatory accountability by Robert William Hahn( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Climate change and common sense : essays in honour of Tom Schelling ( Book )
14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
This overview of the political and economic processes driving climate change policy highlights the work of Nobel Laureate Tom Schelling. It identifies the institutional arrangements needed to design more effective policy and examines the ethical arguments that are critical to understanding and framing the climate debate
Do federal regulations reduce mortality? by Robert William Hahn( Book )
9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
What has the Kyoto Protocol wrought? : the real architecture of international tradable permit markets by Robert William Hahn( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
The costs and benefits of regulation implications for developing countries by J. Luis Guasch( file )
13 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 68 libraries worldwide
June 1997 This paper examines the economic impact of regulation in industrial and developing countries. It argues that economic analysis can play an important role in restructuring regulated industries and developing more effective regulations, and in reducing politically driven regulation and capture. The past two decades have seen an unparalleled rise in new health, safety, and environmental regulations in industrial countries. At the same time, in some countries there has been substantial economic deregulation of several industries (including airlines, railroads, trucking, energy, telecommunications, and financialmarkets). Developing countries are engaged in deregulating some sectors of the economy and devising new regulatory frameworks for others. After reviewing the literature, Guasch and Hahn provide an overview of the costs and benefits of regulation throughout the world, highlight the potential gains from reform of regulation and deregulation in both industrial and developing countries, draw lessons from experience with government regulation, and suggest how to improve regulation in developing countries. They find that it is possible to explore systematically the costs and benefits of regulatory activities using standard economic analysis. They conclude that regulation - especially regulation aimed at controlling prices and entry into markets that would otherwise be workably competitive - can limit growth and significantly reduce economic welfare. Although unnecessary process regulation can hurt the economy, social regulations may significantly benefit the average consumer. But some regulations do not meet goals effectively and may sometimes reduce living standards. Developing countries can consider several regulatory policies, tools, and frameworks to improve their approach to regulation. What they choose will depend on available administrative expertise and resources, as well as political constraints and economic impacts. Generally, local and national capabilities for evaluating regulation need to be improved. Regulation is not generally undesirable, but it often has undesirable economic consequences, which result in part from political forces to redistribute wealth. These forces need can be mitigated by more sharply evaluating the consequences and tradeoffs of proposed regulations. This paper - a joint product of the Office of the Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, Development Economics and the Advisory Group, Latin America and the Caribbean Technical Department - was produced as a background paper for World Development Report 1997 on the role of the state in a changing world
Implementing tradable permits for sulfur oxides emissions : a case study in the South Coast air basin by Glen Rowan Cass( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Incentive-based environmental regulation: a new era from an old idea? by Robert William Hahn( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Economic incentives for environmental protection : integrating theory and practice by Robert William Hahn( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Jobs and the environment ( visu )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
A panel discussion on the possibility of enjoying economic growth and fostering environmental protection at the same time, and the role of the government in this undertaking
Reevaluating the relationship between transferable property rights and command-and-control regulation by Robert William Hahn( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The impact of driver cell phone use on accidents by Robert William Hahn( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The Behavioralist as Policy Designer The Need to Test Multiple Treatments to Meet Multiple Targets by Robert William Hahn( Book )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
We explore Tinbergen’s fundamental insight that policymakers need at least as many policy instruments as targets. We extend this idea using a large natural field experiment in water resource management. We use social comparisons and loss-framed messages to help achieve two goals of our partner utility: getting consumers to purchase drought-resistant plants and reducing water use. Our results show that seemingly related behavioral instruments can affect different household decisions. By themselves, social comparisons and loss framing have no significant impact on the number of rebate requests; when combined, however, they lead to a 36% increase in requests. Only loss framing leads to a significant increase in the purchase of drought-resistant plants, and only the social comparison reduces water consumption. These results highlight the importance of testing different combinations of instruments, particularly when policymakers have multiple goals and the relationship between instruments and goals is uncertain
Using big data to estimate consumer surplus the case of Uber by Peter Cohen( Book )
5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Abstract: Estimating consumer surplus is challenging because it requires identification of the entire demand curve. We rely on Uber's "surge" pricing algorithm and the richness of its individual level data to first estimate demand elasticities at several points along the demand curve. We then use these elasticity estimates to estimate consumer surplus. Using almost 50 million individual-level observations and a regression discontinuity design, we estimate that in 2015 the UberX service generated about $2.9 billion in consumer surplus in the four U.S. cities included in our analysis. For each dollar spent by consumers, about $1.60 of consumer surplus is generated. Back-of-the-envelope calculations suggest that the overall consumer surplus generated by the UberX service in the United States in 2015 was $6.8 billion
The effect of allowance allocations on cap-and-trade system performance by Robert William Hahn( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
We examine an implication of the "Coase Theorem" which has had an important impact both on environmental economics and on public policy in the environmental domain. Under certain conditions, the market equilibrium in a cap-and-trade system will be cost-effective and independent of the initial allocation of tradable rights. That is, the overall cost of achieving a given aggregate emission reduction will be minimized, and the final allocation of permits will be independent of the initial allocation. We call this the independence property. This property is very important because it allows equity and efficiency concerns to be separated in a relatively straightforward manner. In particular, the property means that the government can establish the overall pollution-reduction goal for a cap-and-trade system by setting the cap, and leave it up to the legislature - such as the U.S. Congress - to construct a constituency in support of the program by allocating the allowances to various interests without affecting either the environmental performance of the system or its aggregate social costs. Our primary objective in this paper is to examine the conditions under which the independence property is likely to hold - both in theory and in practice. A number of factors can call the independence property into question theoretically, including market power, transaction costs, non-cost-minimizing behavior, and conditional allowance allocations. We find that, in practice, there is support for the independence property in some, but not all cap-and-trade applications
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Hahn Robert
Hahn, Robert 1953-
Hahn, Robert W.
Hahn, Robert W. 1953-
Hahn, Robert W. (Robert William)
Hahn, Robert W. (Robert William), 1953-
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