Selected Articles in Public Policy and Other Periodicals

Stavins, Robert N. “From Berlin to Durban to Doha.(development of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, 1992).” The Environmental Forum 29 (2012): 14. column_51.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Independence is Important: Coase.(coase Theorem Applied to Carbon Emissions Cap and Trade Market System).” The Environmental Forum 29 (2012): 14. column_50.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Oenonomy: What's in a Wine's Name? (whether Vineyard Location Influences Selling Price).” The Environmental Forum 29 (2012): 14. column_48.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Rahm's Doctrine Revisited, Revised: Democrats and Republicans Take Advantage of Crises to Push Their Agendas.” The Environmental Forum 29 (2012): 14. column_46.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “An Unambiguous Consequence of the Durban Climate Talks.” Green Orbis Magazine (2012): 24–31. durban.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Cancun Produces Meaningful Steps.” The Environmental Forum 28 (2011): 16. column_41.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “A Century of Progress, Problems.(environmental Economics).” The Environmental Forum 28 (2011): 16. column_43.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Curbing Carbon.” Technology Review (2011): 10. stavins_technology_review_march-april_2011.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Does Less and Costs More. (disadvantages of Renewable Electricity/Clean Energy Standards Over a Comprehensive Cap-and-Trade Approach to Reducing CO2 Emissions).” The Environmental Forum 28 (2011): 16. column_42.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Good News from Regulatory Front.” The Environmental Forum 28 (2011): 16. column_44.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “The National Context of U.S. State Policies for a Global Commons Problem.” Roskilde, Denmark: United Nations Environment Program, 2011. stavins_perspectives_durban_2011.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Polarized Politics, Paralyzed Policy.” The Environmental Forum 28 (2011): 18. column_45.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Repairing the R&D market failure.” The Environmental Forum 28 (2011): 16. column_40.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “A Wave of the Future: International Linkage of Carbon Markets.” Outreach: A Multi-stakeholder Magazine on Environment and Sustainable Development (2011): 4–5. Publisher's Version stavins_outreach_december_2011.pdf


Schmalensee, Richard, and Robert Stavins. “The Power of Cap-and- Trade.” (2010). Publisher's Version
Stavins, Robert N, and Richard Schmalensee. “Renewable Irony.” The Huffington Post, 2010. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Those who believe that renewable electricity standards would create a huge number of green jobs have forgotten the lesson of Detroit: a large domestic market does not guarantee a healthy domestic industry.
Stavins, Robert N. “Why Cancun Trumped Copenhagen: Warmer Relations on Rising Temperatures.” Christian Science Monitor (2010). Publisher's VersionAbstract
The climate change talks in Cancun, Mexico, didn’t solve all the world’s climate problems. But they were hugely successful. Through the Cancun Agreements, 194 countries reached landmark consensus (even the US and China) to set emissions targets and limit global temperature increases.
Stavins, Robert N, and Robert W Hahn. “Why Cap-and-Trade Should (and Does) Have Appeal to Politicians.”, 2010. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Are cap-and-trade schemes working? This column presents a summary of eight existing schemes arguing that half meet the independence property whereby the initial allocation of property rights does not affect the environmental or social outcome and the scheme is cost-effective. This success is a contrast with other policy proposals where political bargaining reduces the effectiveness and drives up cost.
Stavins, Robert N. “AB 32 and Climate Change: The National Context of State Policies for a Global Commons Problem.” Agricultural & Resource Economics Update 14 (2010): 2–5. stavins.update.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Beware Scorched-Earth Strategies.” The Environmental Forum 27 (2010): 14. column_38.pdf