Journal of Economic Literature: Vol. 52 No. 2 - Book Review

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Climate Economics: The State of the Art by Frank Ackerman and Elizabeth A. Stanton

Published By: Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics. London and New York: Taylor and Francis, Routledge
ISBN: 978-0-415-63718-3
Date of Publication: 2013


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Reviewed by: Warwick McKibbin of Australian National University and the Brookings Institution
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.52.2.535.r14
Review Pages: 559-62

Book Review Abstract

Warwick McKibbin of the Australian National University and the Brookings Institution reviews "Climate Economics: The State of the Art", by Frank Ackerman and Elizabeth A. Stanton. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: "Reviews the state of the art in climate economics and its background sciences. Discusses climate science for economists; damage functions and climate impacts; climate change impacts on natural systems; climate change impacts on human systems; climate economics before and after the Stern Review; uncertainty; public goods and public policy; economics and the climate policy debate; technologies for mitigation; the economics of mitigation; and adaptation. Ackerman and Stanton are Senior Economists at Synapse Energy Economics, Cambridge, Mass."


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Warwick McKibbin of Australian National University and the Brookings Institution


JEL Classifications

Q54: Climate; Natural Disasters; Global Warming
Q55: Environmental Economics: Technological Innovation
Q57: Ecological Economics: Ecosystem Services; Biodiversity Conservation; Industrial Ecology
Q58: Environmental Economics: Government Policy


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