Stavins, Robert N. “The Greening of America's Taxes: Pollution Charges and Environmental Protection.” Washington, D.C. Progressive Policy Institute, 1992. greening_taxes_1992.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Harnessing Market Forces for a Diversified Forest Economy, Summary of Project 88/Round II Workshop Proceedings.” CSIA, Harvard Kennedy School, 1992. project_88._harnessing_market_forces_for_a_diversified_forest_economy.1992.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Harnessing the Marketplace.” EPA Journal 18 (1992): 21–25. harnessingthemarketplace.epa_.1992.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Making Use of the Market: Taxes, Tradeable Permits, and Global Climate Change.” Issues in Science and Technology 9 (1992): 22–23. making_use_of_the_market_taxes_tradeable_permits_and_global_climate_chg.1992.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Market-Based Mechanisms for Addressing Global Climate Change, Summary of Project 88/Round II Workshop Proceedings.” CSIA, Harvard Kennedy School, 1992. project_88.market_based_mechanisms_for_addressing_global_climate_change.1992.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Market-Based Policy Mechanisms for Toxic and Hazardous Substance Management, Project 88/Round II Workshop Proceedings.” CSIA, Harvard Kennedy School, 1992. project_88.market_based_policy_mechanisms_for_toxic_and_hazardous_substance_mgmt.1992.pdf


Stavins, Robert N, and Bradley W Whitehead. “Pollution Charges for Environmental Protection: A Policy Link Between Energy and Environment.” Annual Review of Energy and the Environment 17 (1992): 187–210. Publisher's Version pollution_charges.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. The Welfare Economics of Alternative Renewable Resource Strategies: Forested Wetlands and Agricultural Production. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc. 1990.
Stavins, Robert N. “Alternative Renewable Resource Strategies: A Simulation of Optimal Use.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 19 (1990): 143–159. Publisher's VersionAbstract

The depletion of forested wetlands is a pressing environmental concern, but has wetland depletion and conversion to agricultural cropland been excessive? A dynamic analysis of resource exploitation in the presence of environmental consequences is required. The structure and parameters of a model of socially optimal wetland use are found to bear a well-defined relationship to those which emerge from a private-market model of wetland exploitation, providing a basis for internalizing environmental externalities and for identifying optimal resource-exploitation strategies. Empirical analysis focuses on the area of severest wetland losses in the United States, the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Plain.



Stavins, Robert N. “Environmental Accounting: Greening the Profit Motive.” The World Paper (1990): 1. world_paper_september_1990.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Innovative Policies for Sustainable Development: The Role of Economic Incentives for Environmental Protection.” Harvard Public Policy Review 7 (1990): 13–25. innovative_policies.pdf


Stavins, Robert N, and Adam B Jaffe. “Unintended Impacts of Public Investments on Private Decisions: The Depletion of Forested Wetlands.” The American Economic Review 80 (1990): 337–352. Publisher's VersionAbstract

By affecting relative economic returns, public infrastructure investments can induce major changes in private land use. We find that 30 percent of forested wetland depletion in the Mississippi Valley has resulted from private decisions induced by federal flood-control projects, despite explicit federal policy to preserve wetlands. Our model aggregates individual land-use decisions using a parametric distribution of unobserved land quality; dynamic simulations are used to quantify the impacts on wetlands of federal projects and other factors.



Stavins, Robert N. “Clean Profits: Using Economic Incentives to Protect the Environment.” Policy Review 48 (1989): 58–63. clean_profits.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Harnessing Market Forces to Protect the Environment.” Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development 31 (1989): 5–35. Publisher's Version harnessing_market_forces.pdf


Stavins, Robert N. “Project 88 Conference, Harnessing Market Forces to Protect the Environment.” Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard Kennedy School, 1989. project_88_conference_f-4.pdf