Stavins, Robert N. “An SAB Advisory on Economic Research Topics and Priorities.” Washington, D.C. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board, 1998. sab_report_on_econ_research_topics.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Significant Issues for Environmental Policy and Air Regulation for the Next Decade.” Environmental Science and Policy 1 (1998): 143–147. significant_issues.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “What Can We Learn from the Grand Policy Experiment? Lessons from so2 Allowance Trading.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 12 (1998): 69–88. Publisher's Version what_can_we_learn_from_the_grand_policy_experiment.pdf


Hockenstein, Jeremy B, Robert N Stavins, and Bradley W Whitehead. “Crafting the Next Generation of Market-Based Environmental Tools.” Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development 39 (1997): 12–33. Publisher's Version crafting_the_next_generation.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Environmental Protection: The Changing Nature of National Governance.” Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, 1997. envir._protection_visions_of_governance.pdf


Whitehead, B, and Robert N Stavins. “Market-Based Environmental Policies.” In Thinking Ecologically: The Next Generation of Environmental Policy, edited by Marian R Chertow and Daniel C Esty, 105–117. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997. market_based_environmental_policies.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Policy Instruments for Climate Change: How Can National Governments Address a Global Problem.” University of Chicago Legal Forum 1997 (1997): 293–329. Publisher's Version policy_instruments_for_climate_change.pdf


Arrow, Kenneth J, Maureen L Cropper, George C Eads, Robert W Hahn, Lester B Lave, Roger G Noll, Paul R Portney, et al.Benefit-Cost Analysis in Environmental, Health, and Safety Regulation.” Washington, D.C. American Enterprise Institute, The Annapolis Center, and Resources for the Future, 1996. benefit_cost_analysis_in_environmental.aei_.1996.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Correlated Uncertainty and Policy Instrument Choice.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 30 (1996): 218–232. Publisher's VersionAbstract

For two decades, environmental economists have generally maintained that benefit uncertainty is irrelevant for choosing between price and quantity instruments, but that cost uncertainty matters, with the identity of the efficient instrument depending upon the relative slopes of the marginal benefit and cost functions. But, in the presence of simultaneous, correlated uncertainty, such policy instrument recommendations may be inappropriate. With plausible values of relevant parameters, the conventional identification of a price instrument will be reversed, to favor instead a quantity instrument. The opposite reversal—from the choice of a quantity instrument to a price instrument—seems less likely to occur.



Stavins, Robert N. “Economic Thinking in Environmental Coverage: It's Not Accounting.” The Quill 84 (1996): 31–34. econ_thinking_in_env_coverage.quill_.newsbackgrounder.1996.pdf


Barrett, Scott, Jean-Charles Hourcade, and Robert N Stavins. “Nordic Joint Implementation Negotiations: Evaluation of an Experiment,” 1996. nordic_joint.1997.pdf


Barrett, Scott, P Bohm, B Fisher, M Kuroda, J Mubazi, A Shah, and Robert N Stavins. “Policy Instruments to Combat Climate Change.” In Climate Change 1995: Economic and Social Dimensions of Climate Change, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Second Assessment Report, Working Group III, Chapter 11. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1996. ipcc_ar2_chapter_11.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Review of Valuing Climate Change by Samuel Fankhauser.” Journal of Economic Literature 34 (1996): 1999–2000. review_of_valuing_climate_change.pdf


Arrow, Kenneth J, Maureen L Cropper, George C Eads, Robert W Hahn, Lester B Lave, Roger G Noll, Paul R Portney, et al.Is There a Role for Benefit-Cost Analysis in Environmental, Health, and Safety Regulation?New Series 272 (1996): 221–222. Publisher's Version is_there_a_role_for_benefitcost_analysis.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Decision-Making Tools for Environmental Policy.” In Proceedings of VI Repsol-Harvard Seminar on Energy Policy, 77–84. S'Agaro, Spain, 1995. decision_making_tools_for_env_policy.repsol_vi.1995.pdf


Jaffe, Adam B, and Robert N Stavins. “Dynamic Incentives of Environmental Regulations: The Effects of Alternative Policy Instruments on Technology Diffusion.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 29 (1995): 43–63. Publisher's Version dynamic_incentives_jeem.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Environmental Policy: Better Media Coverage of Risks Is Urged.” Nieman Reports 49 (1995): 12–14. environmental_policy.nieman_reports.1995.pdf


Stavins, Robert N, and T Zylicz. “Environmental Policy in a Transition Economy: Designing Tradeable Permits for Poland.” Cambridge, Massachusetts: Environment and Natural Resources Program, 1995. environmentalpolicyinatransitioneconomy.enrp_.1995.pdf


Jaffe, Adam B, Steven R Peterson, Paul R Portney, and Robert N Stavins. “Environmental Regulation and the Competitiveness of U.S. Manufacturing: What Does the Evidence Tell Us?Journal of Economic Literature 33 (1995): 132–163. Publisher's Version env.regulationand.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Harnessing Market Forces to Protect the Environment.” In Overcoming Indifference: Ten Key Challenges in Today's Changing World: A Survey of Ideas and Proposals for Action on the Threshold of the Twenty-First Century, edited by Klaus Schwab. New York: New York University Press, 1995. harnessing_market_forces_to_protect_the_environment.chapter.nyu_press.1995.pdf