Environmental Economics Blogs
This blog focuses on economic analysis of environmental policy, and is written by Rob Stavins, a Kennedy School Professor and the editor of Readings on Environmental Economics.
The primary contributors at this blog are two environmental economists, Tim Haab of Ohio State University and John Whitehead of Appalachian State University.
This blog is written by Matthew Kahn, an environmental and urban economist at UCLA. Kahn offers an economist’s perspective not only on environmental and urban issues, but other timely issues as well.
Includes an on-line catalog and links to articles.
SU students have borrowing priviliges at the SUNY-ESF library. They may have some resources that aren’t available at SU.
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Useful web sites for economists. Includes sources of data, information on the profession, and a link to jokes about economists!
An excellent source for information on environmental problems.
This site includes information on market-based policies to combat air pollution. Of particular interest is the information on the SO2 permit trading program, which includes updated data on allowance trading.
If you are doing research on energy-related topics, this is an excellent place to look for information.
- A branch of the Department of Energy, this site contains lots of data and information on energy and environmental issues.
- EERE is part of the Department of Energy. It is a reliable source for information on a wide range of alternative energy sources.
A guide to all aspects of energy provided by the Energy Information Administration.
These two government sites are the most useful if you are looking for detailed statistical tables. Be warned, however. Greater detail means it can take longer to find what you are looking for!
- The Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an excellent source of data and reports on member nations. SU subscribes to most of their data soruces.
- The International Energy Agency (IEA) is an excellent source for global energy data. However, not all of it is freely available.
- The World Bank’s Environment page is a good starting point for research and data on low- and middle-income countries.
- A useful link for global environmental information.
The home page for Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, which prohibits commercial international trade in a list of endangered species agreed upon by the signatory nations.
- The leading source for information on climate change.
The website for the World Trade Organization includes a section on environmental disputes (http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/envir_e/envir_e.htm).
Other Useful Sites
- Resources for the Future is a research organization, based in Washington, D.C., that focuses on economic analysis of environmental issues. Their work includes both technical working papers and overviews of important issues written for a general audience. A good source to check for up-to-the-minute research on environmental matters.
- Designed by Dennis M. King, Ph.D, Univ. of Maryland, and Marisa Mazzotta, Ph.D, Univ. of Rhode Island, this site describes the methods economists use to value ecosystems. It is designed to be accessible to non-economists, and includes several real-world examples of the techniques we discuss in class.
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