Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Week: Environmental Economics Links

'The Invisible Green Hand' Policy Primer from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University

'Why I'm not an Environmentalist' by Economist Steven Landsburg.

Measuring the Economic Effects of Sea Level Rise on Beach Recreation - Link

Green Jobs ( Study that looks at the tradeoffs involvedin 'green jobs' initiatives)

Stern Review ( Climate Change)

Review of the Stern Review
- by Nordhaus

IPCC 4th Assessment Report ( Climate Change) link

The Economics of Local Food

” It is a maxim of every prudent master of a family, never to attempt to make at home what it will cost him more to make than to buy.”

This is tied to the concept of comparative advantage and gains from specialization and trade, which lead to an increase in the size of the ‘economic pie’ which can be used to make everyone better off.

From Marginal Revolution: Food Miles

Research: Environ. Sci. Technol. 2008, 42, 3508–3513 link

Eating Local vs. Organic Tradeoffs- Discussion article link

Eating Local and Climate Change link from National Geographic