Publications on Resource, Energy, and Environmental Economics

WILLIAM D. NORDHAUS

January 1999

Recent works:

  1. William D. Nordhaus, with the assistance of Joseph Boyer, Roll the DICE Again: The Economics of Global Warming, December 15, 1998. [table of contents for pdf files 012999.htm ]
  2. William D. Nordhaus and Joseph Boyer, "Requiem for Kyoto: An Economic Analysis of the Kyoto Protocol," October 22, 1998, Cowles Foundation discussion Paper, forthcoming The Energy Journal.
  3. William D. Nordhaus, "Is the Kyoto Protocol a Dead Duck? Are There Any Live Ducks Around? Comparison of Alternative Global Tradable Emissions Regimes," July 30, 1998.
  4. William D. Nordhaus,  "New Estimates of the Economic Impacts of Climate Change," December, 1998.  [Text: impact text 122998a.PDF ] [Tables: impact tables 122998.PDF ]
  5. William D. Nordhaus, "Impact of Climate and Climate Change on Non-Market Time Use," December, 1998.

The papers are available from Nancy King (203 432 3598 or Nancy.King@yale.edu).


Books:

  1. Is Growth Obsolete? with James Tobin in Economic Growth, N.B.E.R. 1972; also published in Income and Wealth, Volume 38, Publisher N.B.E.R., New York, 1973.
  2. International Studies in the Demand for Energy, editor, with contributions, North-Holland Publishing Company, 1977.
  3. The Efficient Use of Energy Resources, Yale University Press, 1979.
  4. Reforming Federal Regulation, with Robert E. Litan, Yale University Press, 1983.
  5. Toward a New Iron Age? A Study of Patterns of Resource Exhaustion, with Robert B. Gordon, Tjalling C. Koopmans, and Brian J. Skinner, Harvard +University Press, 1988.
  6. Costs, Impacts, and Benefits of CO2Mitigation, Y. Kaya, N. Nakicenovic, W. Nordhaus, and F. Toth, eds., IIASA, CP-93, 1993.
  7. Managing the Global Commons: The Economics of Climate Change , MIT Press, Cambridge, MA., 1994.
  8. Integrative Assessment of Mitigation, Impacts, and Adaptation to Climate Change, N. Nakicenovic, W. Nordhaus, R. Richels, and F. Toth, eds., IIASA, CP-94-9, 1994 also published as a special issue of Energy Policy, vol. 23, No. 4/5, April 1995.
  9. Climate Change: Integrating Science, Economics, and Policy, N. Nakicenovic, W. Nordhaus, R. Richels, and F. Toth, eds., IIASA, CP-96-1, 1996.
  10. The Swedish Nuclear Dilemma: Energy and the Environment, Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C., 1997. (Also published in Swedish as Körnkraft och Miljö -- ett Svenskt Dilemma, SNS Förlag, Stockholm, 1996.) For a web version of the manuscript and the GAMS computer code for the SEEP model, click here .
  11. Economic and Policy Issues in Climate Change, editor, with contribution, Resources for the Future Press, Washington, 1998.

Professional Publications:

  1. "World Dynamics: Measurement Without Data," The Economic Journal , Volume 83, No. 332, December 1973.
  2. "The Allocation of Energy Resources," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 3:1973.
  3. "Resources as a Constraint on Growth," American Economic Review , Volume 64, No. 2, 1974.
  4. "Energy in the Economic Report," The American Economic Review , Volume 64, No. 4, September 1974.
  5. "Markets and Appropriable Resources," Energy, Demand, Conservation, and Institutional Problems, edited by Michael S. Macrakis, M.I.T. Press, Spring 1974.
  6. "Energy and Economic Growth," in J.C. Hurewitz, ed., Oil, the Arab-Israeli Dispute, and the Industrial World, Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado, 1976.
  7. "Economic Growth and Climate: The Case of Carbon Dioxide," The American Economic Review, May 1977.
  8. "The Demand for Energy: An International Perspective," in William Nordhaus, ed., Chapter 13, International Studies of the Demand for Energy, North-Holland Publishing Company, 1977.
  9. "Metering Economic Growth," in Kenneth Wilson, ed.,Prospects for Growth: Changing Expectations for the Future, Praeger Publishers, New York, 1978.
  10. Energy Modeling for an Uncertain Future: Report of the Modeling Resource Group of the Committee on Nuclear and Alternative Energy Systems , National Academy of Sciences Press, 1978, contribution to Chapter IV and Appendix F, with co-authors.
  11. "Energy Policy: Alternative Strategies for Consumer Countries," in Ragaei El Mallakh and Dorothea H. El Mallakh, New Policy Imperatives for Energy Producers, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference, Boulder, Colorado, 1980.
  12. "The Energy Crisis and Macroeconomic Policy," The Energy Journal , vol. I, No. 1, 1980.
  13. "The Interaction Between Oil and the Economy in Industrial Countries," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2:1980.
  14. "How Fast Should We Graze the Global Commons?," American Economic Review, Volume 72, 2, May 1982.
  15. "A Review of Estimates of Future Carbon Dioxide Emissions," with Jesse Ausubel, in National Research Council-National Academy of Sciences, Changing Climate, National Academy Press, 1983.
  16. "Future Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Fossil Fuels," with Gary Yohe, in National Research Council-National Academy of Sciences, Changing Climate, National Academy Press, 1983.
  17. "Induced Technical Change: A Programming Approach", with Ludo Van der Heyden, in Sam H. Schurr, Sidney Sonenblum and David O. Wood, eds., Energy, Productivity and Economic Growth, Oelgeschlager, Gunn & Hain, 1983.
  18. "The Value of Information," in Richard Krasnow, ed.,Policy Aspects of Climate Forecasting, Resources for the Future, Washington, 1986, pp. 129-133.
  19. "CO2 Forecasting and Control: A Mathematical Programming Approach," with T. A. Daly, N. Goto, and R. F. Kosobud, in John Weyant, ed., The Energy Industries in Transition, Part I, International Association of Energy Economists, Washington, D.C., 1984, pp. 547-561.
  20. "Resources, Technology, and Development: Will the Table Be Bare When Poor Countries Get There?" The Indian Economic Review, July-December 1986, pp. 81-94.
  21. "Comment on `Regulatory Reform and OSHA Policy,'" with Robert Litan, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1986.
  22. "Slowing the Greenhouse Express: The Economics of Greenhouse Warming," in Henry Aaron, ed, Setting National Priorities, Brookings, Washington, D. C., 1990.
  23. "Count Before You Leap: Economics of Climate Change," The Economist , July 1990.
  24. "A General Equilibrium Model of Policies to Slow Global Warming," in David Wood, ed., Economic Models of Energy and Environment, Proceedings of a Workshop, Washington, D. C., October 1990.
  25. "A Sketch of the Economics of the Greenhouse Effect," American Economic Review, May 1991.
  26. "To Slow or Not to Slow: The Economics of the Greenhouse Effect," The Economic Journal, July 1991, vol. 101, pp. 920-937.
  27. "The Cost of Slowing Climate Change: A Survey," The Energy Journal , vol. 12, No. 1, Spring 1991 pp. 37-65.
  28. "Economic Approaches to Greenhouse Warming," in Rudiger Dornbusch and James M. Poterba, Global Warming: Economic Policy Response, MIT Press, 1991, pp. 33-66.
  29. "Economic Policy in the Face of Global Warming," in J. W. Tester, D. O. Wood, and N. A. Ferrari, Energy and the Environment in the 21st Century, MIT Press, 1991.
  30. "Environmentally Sound Energy: ESETT '91 Symposium," with U. Colombo and J. Goldemberg, Development, 1992:1, pp. 87-89.
  31. "The Ecology of Markets," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 89, February 1992, pp. 843-850.
  32. "An Optimal Transition Path for Controlling Greenhouse Gases," Science, vol. 258, November 20, 1992, pp. 1315-1319. [ Optimal.science.1192.pdf ]
  33. "Climate and Economic Development: Climates Past and Climate Change Future," Proceedings of the World Bank Annual Conference on Development Economics: 1993, 1994, pp. 355-376.
  34. "Lethal Model II: The Limits to Growth Revisited," Brooking Papers on Economic Activity, 1992:2.
  35. "The Economics of Greenhouse Warming: What are the Issues?" in Costs, Impacts, and Benefits of CO2Mitigation, Y. Kaya, N. Nakicenovic, W. Nordhaus, and F. Toth, eds., IIASA, CP-93-1993.
  36. "Rolling the 'DICE': An Optimal Transition Path for Controlling Greenhouse Gases," Resource and Energy Economics, vol. 15, 1993, pp. 27-50.
  37. "Economic Growth on a Planet Under Siege." in Horst Siebert, ed., Economic Growth in the World Economy, J. C. B. Mohr, Tuebingen, Germany, 1993, pp. 223-242.
  38. "The Impact of Climate on Agriculture: A Ricardian Approach," with R. Mendelsohn and Dai Gee Shaw, in Costs, Impacts, and Benefits of CO2Mitigation,Y. Kaya, N. Nakicenovic, W. Nordhaus, and F. Toth, eds., IIASA, CP-93-forthcoming, 1993.
  39. "Optimal Greenhouse-Gas Reductions and Tax Policy in the "DICE" Model," American Economic Review, May 1993, vol. 83, pp. 313-317.
  40. "How Much Should We Invest in Preserving Our Current Climate?" in Herbert Giersch, ed., Economic Progress and Environmental Concerns, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1993, pp. 255-299.
  41. "Expert Opinion on Climatic Change," American Scientist, January-February 1994, vol. 82, pp. 45-51.
  42. "The Impact of Global Warming on Agriculture: A Ricardian Approach," with Robert Mendelsohn and Dai Gee Shaw, American Economic Review, September 1994, vol. 84, No. 4, pp. 753-771.
  43. "The Ghosts of Climates Past and the Specters of Climate Change Future," Energy Policy, Vol. 23, No. 4/5, 1995, pp. 269-282.
  44. "Climate Amenities and Global Warming," in Climate Change: Integrating Science, Economics, and Policy, N. Nakicenovic, W. Nordhaus, R. Richels, and F. Toth, eds., IIASA, CP-96-1, 1996, pp. 3-45.
  45. "A Regional Dynamic General-Equilibrium Model of Alternative Climate-Change Strategies," with Zili Yang, American Economic Review, vol. 86, No. 4, September 1996, pp. 741-765.
  46. "Climate Impacts on Aggregate Farm Values: Accounting for Adaptation" (with Robert Mendelsohn and DaiGee Shaw), Agriculture and Forest Meteorology, vol. 80, 1996.
  47. "Reflections on the Concept of Sustainable Economic Growth," in Economic Growth and the Structure of Long-Term Development, Luigi L. Pasinetti and Robert M. Solow, eds., Oxford University Press, 1994, pp. 309-325.
  48. "Locational Competition and the Environment: Should Countries Harmonize Their Environmental Policies?" in Locational Competition in the World Economy, Symposium 1994, ed., Horst Siebert, J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), Tuebingen, 1995, pp. 261-287.
  49. "The Impact of Global Warming on Agriculture: Reply," with Robert Mendelsohn, American Economic Review, Vol. 86, No. 5, 1996, pp. 1312-1315.
  50. "What is the Value of Scientific Knowledge? An Application to Global Warming Using the PRICE Model," with David Popp, The Energy Journal , vol. 18, No. 1, 1997, pp. 1-45.
  51. "Discounting in Economics and Climate Change," Climatic Change, No. 37, 1997, pp. 315-328.
  52. "Introduction to the Issues," in William Nordhaus, ed., An Assessment of the Economics of Climate Change, editor, with contribution, Resources for the Future Press, Washington, 1998.
  53. "The Impact of Global Warming on Agriculture: Reply," with Robert Mendelsohn, American Economic Review, forthcoming, 1998.
  54. "Assessing the Economics of Climate Change: An Introduction," in Willliam D. Nordhaus, ed., Economic and Policy Issues in Climate Change , Resources for the Future Press, Washington, 1998
  55. "Discounting and Public Policies That Affect the Distant Future," in Paul Portney and John Weyant, Discounting and Intergenerational Equity , Resources for the Future, forthcoming, 1998.

Other Works, Testimony, and Coauthored Reports

  1. Section in Willem L. Oltmans, On Growth (Capricorn Books: New York) Section 19, pp. 119-125, 1974.
  2. "World Modeling from the Bottom Up," IIASA Research Memorandum, RM-75-44, Austria, April 1975.
  3. "Can We Control Carbon Dioxide?," (IIASA Working Paper, WP 75-63, Austria, June 1975.)
  4. "A Simulation Model of the Allocation of Energy Resources and Technology," prepared for National Research Council, Committee on Nuclear and Alternative Energy Systems, April 1976.
  5. "What is the Tradeoff Between Energy Consumption and Real Income?," paper prepared for National Research Council, Committee on Nuclear and Alternative Energy Systems, October 1976.
  6. "Strategies for the Control of Carbon Dioxide," Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper, mimeo, 1976, Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper 443, January 6, 1977.
  7. "What is the Value of Advanced Nuclear Power?," Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper 449, February 1977.
  8. "Modeling Technological Change: Use of Mathematical Programming Models in the Energy Sector," CFP 457 (with L. Van der Heyden).
  9. "The Carbon Dioxide Problem," paper presented to the American Geophysical Union, Washington, May 1977.
  10. "The National Energy Plan," Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the House Commerce Committee, June 1, 1977.
  11. "Economic Impacts of the National Energy Plan," Testimony before the Subcommittee on Trade of the House Committee on Ways and Means, September 1977.
  12. "Regulatory Reform," Testimony before the Administrative Practice and Procedure Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, September 1978.
  13. "How Should We Revise Our Beliefs About Nuclear Power Safety After Three Mile Island?" Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 532, July 1979.
  14. "The Energy Crisis and Macroeconomic Policy," Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 534, July 1979.
  15. "Thinking About Carbon Dioxide: Theoretical and Empirical Aspects of Optimal Control Strategies," Department of Energy, Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper 565.
  16. "The Macroeconomic Impacts of Energy and Policy Options," testimony before House Budget Committee, February 19, 1980.
  17. "The Macroeconomic Cost of Microeconomic Shocks: The Case of Oil," Paper prepared for AEA Annual Meetings, September 1980.
  18. "Planning for Petroleum Shortages," testimony before the Senate Finance Committee, published in Senate Finance Committee, Special Oil Taxes, November/December 1980.
  19. "Uncertainties and Research Priorities," Testimony to the House Subcommittee on Science, October 8, 1991, published in the Hearing Proceedings.
  20.   "Rolling the 'DICE': An Optimal Transition Path for Controlling Greenhouse Gases," Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Chicago, Illinois, February 1992.
  21. "Editors' Introduction," Energy Policy, Vol. 23, No. 4/5, 1995, pp. 251-252.
  22. "Climate Allowances Protocol (CAP): Comparison of Alternative Global Tradable Emissions Regimes," Paper presented to the NBER/Yale Workshop on International Environmental Economics, Snowmass, Colorado, August 1997, manuscript dated June 17, 1997.
  23. "What are the External Costs of More Rapid Population Growth? Theoretical Issues and Empirical Estimates ," with Joseph Boyer, Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Philadelphia, USA, February, 1998.
  24. "Modeling Induced Innovation in Climate-Change Policy," Paper presented at the Workshop on Induced Technological Change, IIASA, Austria, June 1997 and at NBER Summer Institute on Public Economics, August 1997.
  25. "The Health of Nations: Irving Fisher and the Contribution of Improved Longevity to Living Standards," Paper presented at a Conference Celebrating Irving Fisher, May 1998.
  26.   "From Porcopolis to Carbopolis: The Evolution from Pork Bellies to Emissions Trading," Paper presented at a Workshop on Emissions Trading, Chicago Federal Reserve Bank, June 1998.

Special Internet Publications

  1. "Gams Program for SEEP (Swedish Energy and Environment Policy) Model," model dated September 1995. This is the GAMS program for the results underlying the book, The Swedish Nuclear Dilemma: Energy and the Environment, Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C., 1997. seep 092195.htm