Newell, Richard G, and Robert N Stavins. “Climate Change and Forest Sinks: Factors Affecting the Costs of Carbon Sequestration.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 40 (2000): 211–235. Publisher's VersionAbstract

The possibility of encouraging the growth of forests as a means of sequestering carbon dioxide has received considerable attention, partly because of evidence that this can be a relatively inexpensive means of combating climate change. But how sensitive are such estimates to specific conditions? We examine the sensitivity of carbon sequestration costs to changes in critical factors, including the nature of management and deforestation regimes, silvicultural species, relative prices, and discount rates.



Stavins, Robert N. “Introduction.” In Public Policies for Environmental Protection, edited by Paul R Portney and RN Stavins. 2nd ed. Washington, D.C. Resources for the Future, 2000. introduction_to_rff_policy_book.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Market-Based Environmental Policies.” In Public Policies for Environmental Protection, edited by Paul R Portney and RN Stavins. 2nd ed. Washington, D.C. Resources for the Future, 2000. market-based_envir._policies.pdf


Public Policies for Environmental Protection
Portney, Paul R, and Robert N Stavins. Public Policies for Environmental Protection. Washington, D.C. Resources for the Future, 2000.


Stavins, Robert N. “Review of Pollution for Sale: Emissions Trading and Joint Implementation, edited by Steve Sorrell and Jim Skea.” Environment 42 (2000): 45. environment.pollution_for_sale.2002.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “An SAB Report on EPA's White Paper Valuing the Benefits of Fatal Cancer Risk Reductions.” Washington, D.C. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board, 2000. sab_report_on_fatal_cancer.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Consultation on the Topic: Induced Travel: Does Additional Highway Capacity Influence Travel Demand?” Washington, D.C. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board, 1999. sab_report_on_highways.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “The Costs of Carbon Sequestration: A Revealed-Preference Approach.” The American Economic Review 89 (1999): 994–1009. Publisher's Version cost_of_carbon_sequestration.pdf


Jaffe, Adam B, Richard G Newell, and Robert N Stavins. “Energy-Efficient Technologies and Climate Change Policies: Issues and Evidence.” Washington, D.C. Resources for the Future, 1999. rff_energy_effiient_tech_and_climate_change_policies.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “How to Stop Squandering Water? Raise Its Price.” The New York Times (1999). op-ed.water_.nyt_.aug14.1999.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Importance of Reinstating the Pollution Abatement and Control Expenditures (PACE) Survey.” Washington, D.C. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board, 1999. sab_report_on_pace.pdf


Newell, Richard G, Adam B Jaffe, and Robert N Stavins. “The Induced Innovation Hypothesis and Energy-Saving Technological Change.” The Quarterly Journal of Economics 114 (1999): 941 –975. Publisher's VersionAbstract

We develop a methodology for testing Hicks's induced innovation hypothesis by estimating a product-characteristics model of energy-using consumer durables, augmenting the hypothesis to allow for the influence of government regulations. For the products we explored, the evidence suggests that (i) the rate of overall innovation was independent of energy prices and regulations; (ii) the direction of innovation was responsive to energy price changes for some products but not for others; (iii) energy price changes induced changes in the subset of technically feasible models that were offered for sale; (iv) this responsiveness increased substantially during the period after energy-efficiency product labeling was required; and (v) nonetheless, a sizable portion of efficiency improvements were autonomous.



Keohane, Nathaniel, Robert N Stavins, and RL Revesz. “The Positive Political Economy of Instrument Choice in Environmental Policy.” In Environmental and Public Economics: Essays in Honor of Wallace E. Oates, edited by Arvind Panagariya, Paul R Portney, and Robert M Schwab, 89–125. London: Edward Elgar, Ltd. 1999. the_choice_of_regulatory1.pdf


Pfaff, A, and Robert N Stavins. “Readings in the Field of Natural Resource and Environmental Economics.” Harvard Kennedy School, 1999. readings_in_the_field_of.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Review of Economics and Policy Issues in Climate Change, edited by William Nordhaus.Environment 41 (1999): 27.


Stavins, Robert N. “An SAB Report on the EPA Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analysis.” Washington, D.C. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board, 1999. sab_report_on_guidelines.pdf


Hahn, Robert W, and Robert N Stavins. “What Has the Kyoto Protocol Wrought? The Real Architecture of International Tradeable Permit Markets.” Washington, D.C. The AEI Press, 1999. what_has_kyoto_wrought.pdf


Keohane, Nathaniel, R Revesz, and Robert N Stavins. “The Choice of Regulatory Instruments in Environmental Policy.” Harvard Environmental Law Review 22 (1998): 313–367. the_choice_of_regulatory.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Economic Incentives for Environmental Regulation.” In The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law, edited by Peter Newman. London, UK: Macmillan Reference ; New York, NY, USA, 1998. economicincentivesforenvironmentalprotection.macmillanpress.pdf


Fullerton, Don, and Robert Stavins. “How Economists See the Environment.” Nature 395 (1998): 433–434. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Economists and ecologists misunderstand each other about the environment. Improving interdisciplinary communication should enable natural scientists to take economic analysis and prescriptions more seriously.