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Aldy, Joseph E.

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Works: 55 works in 195 publications in 2 languages and 2,427 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
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Publications by Joseph E Aldy
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Architectures for agreement : addressing global climate change in the post-Kyoto world ( Book )
11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 343 libraries worldwide
Presents a range of options for international climate policy. Highly topical analysis of the debate over possible successors to the Kyoto agreement
Post-Kyoto international climate policy : summary for policymakers by Joseph E Aldy( Book )
16 editions published in 2009 in English and German and held by 258 libraries worldwide
The Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements seeks to identify key design elements of a scientifically sound, economically rational, and politically pragmatic post-2012 international policy architecture for global climate change. It draws upon leading thinkers from academia, private industry, government, and non-governmental organizations from around the world to construct a small set of promising policy frameworks and then disseminate and discuss the design elements and frameworks with decision-makers. The Project is directed by Robert N. Stavins, Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. For more information, see the Project's website: http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/climate
Post-Kyoto international climate policy : implementing architectures for agreement : research from the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements by Joseph E Aldy( Book )
18 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and German and held by 246 libraries worldwide
"Research from the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements."
Green technologies for a more sustainable agriculture by James Hrubovcak( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Beyond Kyoto : advancing the international effort against global climate change by Joseph E Aldy( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Post-Kyoto international climate policy : summary for policymakers ; research from the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements ( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
The Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements seeks to identify key design elements of a scientifically sound, economically rational, and politically pragmatic post-2012 international policy architecture for global climate change. It draws upon leading thinkers from academia, private industry, government, and non-governmental organizations from around the world to construct a small set of promising policy frameworks and then disseminate and discuss the design elements and frameworks with decision-makers. The Project is directed by Robert N. Stavins, Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. For more information, see the Project's website: http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/climate
The competitiveness impacts of climate change mitigation policies by Joseph E Aldy( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
In order to clarify ongoing debates over the competitiveness impacts of climate change regulation, we develop a precise definition that can be estimated with available domestic production, trade, and energy price data. We use this definition and a 20+ year panel of 400+ U.S. manufacturing industries to estimate and predict the effects a U.S.-only $15 per ton CO2 price. We find competitiveness effects on the order of a 1.0 to 1.3 percent decline in production among energy-intensive manufacturing industries, representing about one-third of the policy's impacts on these firms' output
Risk regulation lessons from mad cows by Joseph E Aldy( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The mad cow disease crisis in the United Kingdom (U.K.) was a major policy disaster. The government and public health officials failed to identify the risk to humans, created tremendous uncertainty regarding the human risks once they were identified, and undertook a series of policies that undermined public trust. In contrast, the mad cow disease risk never became a major problem in the United States (U.S.). The lead time that the U.S. had in responding to the disease that was first identified in the U.K. assisted in planning the policy response to avert a crisis. The absence of a comparable U.S. crisis, however, does not imply that the U.S. risk management approach was a success. Until recently, there was no systematic assessment of the domestic risks of mad cow disease. Moreover, U.S. government agencies have never undertaken a comprehensive assessment of the benefits and costs of any U.S. regulation dealing with mad cow disease. The absence of a sound economic basis for policy is reflected in the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) ill-considered decision to prohibit the private testing of beef for mad cow disease. This decision disadvantaged companies that sought such testing in order to comply with foreign testing regulations. In the absence of such testing, U.S. beef exports plummeted. One company that attempted to implement a testing program launched a legal challenge to the USDA prohibition and was unsuccessful. The policy failures in both the U.K. and the U.S. provide several lessons for regulating invasive species risks and dealing with emerging risks more generally. We conclude with a series of ten public policy lessons for dealing with similar emerging risks
Heterogeneity in the Value of Life by Joseph E Aldy( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
We develop a numerical life-cycle model with choice over consumption and leisure, stochastic mortality and labor income processes, and calibrated to U.S. data to characterize willingness to pay (WTP) for mortality risk reduction. Our theoretical framework can explain many empirical findings in this literature, including an inverted-U life-cycle WTP and an order of magnitude difference in prime-aged adults WTP. By endogenizing leisure and employing multiple income measures, we reconcile the literature's large variation in estimated income elasticities. By accounting for gender- and race-specific stochastic mortality and income processes, we explain the literature's black-white and female-male differences
Belt and Suspenders and More the Incremental Impact of Energy Efficiency Subsidies in the Presence of Existing Policy Instruments by Sébastien Houde( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The effectiveness of investment subsidies depends on the existing array of regulatory and information mandates, especially in the energy efficiency space. Some consumers respond to information disclosure by purchasing energy-efficient durables (and thus may increase the inframarginal take-up of a subsequent subsidy), while other consumers may locate at the lower bound of a minimum efficiency standard (and a given subsidy may be insufficient to change their investment toward a more energy-efficient option). We investigate the incremental impact of energy efficiency rebates in the context of regulatory and information mandates by evaluating the State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program (SEEARP) implemented through the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The design of the program -- Federal funds allocated to states on a per capita basis with significant discretion in state program design and implementation -- facilitates our empirical analysis. Using transaction-level data on appliance sales, we show that most program participants were inframarginal due to important short-term intertemporal substitutions where consumers delayed their purchases by a few weeks. We find evidence that some consumers accelerated the replacement of their old appliances by a few years, but overall the impact of the program on long-term energy demand is likely to be very small. Our estimated measures of cost-effectiveness are an order of magnitude higher than estimated for other energy efficiency programs in the literature. We also show that designing subsidies that reflect, in part, underlying attribute-based regulatory mandates can result in perverse effects, such as upgrading to larger, less energy-efficient models
The Labor Market Impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Oil Drilling Moratorium by Joseph E Aldy( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
In 2010, the Gulf Coast experienced the largest oil spill, the greatest mobilization of spill response resources, and the first Gulf-wide deepwater drilling moratorium in U.S. history. Taking advantage of the unexpected nature of the spill and drilling moratorium, I estimate the net effects of these events on Gulf Coast employment and wages. Despite predictions of major job losses in Louisiana - resulting from the spill and the drilling moratorium - I find that Louisiana coastal parishes, and oil-intensive parishes in particular, experienced a net increase in employment and wages. In contrast, Gulf Coast Florida counties, especially those south of the Panhandle, experienced a decline in employment. Analysis of accommodation industry employment and wage, business establishment count, sales tax, and commercial air arrival data likewise show positive economic activity impacts in the oil-intensive coastal parishes of Louisiana and reduced economic activity along the Non-Panhandle Florida Gulf Coast
Thirteen plus one : a comparison of global climate policy architectures by Joseph E Aldy( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Designing climate mitigation policy by Joseph E Aldy( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This paper provides an exhaustive review of critical issues in the design of climate mitigation policy by pulling together key findings and controversies from diverse literatures on mitigation costs, damage valuation, policy instrument choice, technological innovation, and international climate policy. We begin with the broadest issue of how high assessments suggest the near and medium term price on greenhouse gases would need to be, both under cost-effective stabilization of global climate and under net benefit maximization or Pigouvian emissions pricing. The remainder of the paper focuses on the appropriate scope of regulation, issues in policy instrument choice, complementary technology policy, and international policy architectures
The Efficiency Consequences of Heterogeneous Behavioral Responses to Energy Fiscal Policies by Sébastien Houde( file )
2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The behavioral responses to taxes and subsidies are often subject to various behavioral biases and transaction costs-what we define as "microfrictions." We develop a theoretical framework to show how these microfrictions-and their heterogeneity across the population and policy instruments-affect the design of Pigouvian policies. Standard Pigouvian pricing still holds with transaction costs, but requires adjustment with behavioral biases. We use transaction-level data from the US appliance market to estimate the heterogeneous behavioral responses to an array of energy fiscal policies and to quantify microfrictions. We then assess optimal fiscal policies and find that it is rarely optimal to couple a Pigouvian tax on energy with an investment subsidy in this context. We also find that energy labels-intended to increase the salience of energy information-can interact in perverse ways with both taxes and subsidies
 
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Aldy, Joseph E.
Aldy, Joseph Edgar
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English (92)
German (2)
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