Publications by Year: 2006

Anderson, Kym, V Ashenfelter, Victor Ginsburgh, and Robert N Stavins. “Editorial Welcome.” Journal of Wine Economics 1 (2006). Publisher's Version
Stavins, Robert N. “As Reservoirs Fall, Prices Should Rise.” The Environmental Forum 23 (2006): 14. column_15.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Is Benefit-Cost Analysis Helpful? (usage of Economic Analysis in Evaluation of Environmental Regulations).” The Environmental Forum 23 (2006): 14. column_13.pdf


Newell, Richard G, Adam B Jaffe, and Robert N Stavins. “The Effects of Economic and Policy Incentives on Carbon Mitigation Technologies.” Energy Economics 28 (2006): 563–578. Publisher's Version energy_economics_newell_jaffe_stavins.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Film Review: Alexander Payne, Sideways.” Journal of Wine Economics 1 (2006): 91–93. Publisher's Version sideways_review_jwe.pdf


Olmstead, Sheila M, and Robert N Stavins. “An International Policy Architecture for the Post-Kyoto Era.” American Economic Review 96 (2006): 35–38. olmstead_stavins_aer_2006.pdf


Lubowski, Ruben N, Andrew J Plantinga, and Robert N Stavins. “Land-Use Change and Carbon Sinks: Econometric Estimation of the Carbon Sequestration Supply Function.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 51 (2006): 135–152. Publisher's VersionAbstract

If the United States chooses to implement a greenhouse gas reduction program, it would be necessary to decide whether to include carbon sequestration policies—such as those that promote forestation and discourage deforestation—as part of the domestic portfolio of compliance activities. We investigate the cost of forest-based carbon sequestration by analyzing econometrically micro-data on revealed landowner preferences, modeling six major private land uses in a comprehensive analysis of the contiguous United States. The econometric estimates are used to simulate landowner responses to sequestration policies. We treat key commodity prices as endogenous and predict carbon storage changes with a carbon sink model. Our estimated sequestration costs exceed those from previous engineering cost analyses and sectoral optimization models. Our estimated sequestration supply function is similar to the carbon abatement supply function from energy-based analyses, suggesting that forest-based carbon sequestration merits consideration in a cost-effective portfolio of domestic US climate change strategies.



Stavins, Robert N. “Review of The Market for Virtue: The Potential and Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility, by David Vogel.Environment (2006): 43. environment_vogel_review_2006.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Some Straight Talk Needed About CSR.” The Environmental Forum 23 (2006): 14. column_11.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “The Utility Safety Valve for Cutting CO2.” The Environmental Forum 23 (2006): 14. column_12.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Vintage-Differentiated Environmental Regulation.” Stanford Environmental Law Journal 25 (2006): 29–63. Publisher's Version vintage_differentiated_regulation_by_stavins.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “What Role for U.S. CO2 Sequestration?The Environmental Forum 23 (2006): 16. column_14.pdf