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Books

Windmills in Copenhagen harbor

Copenhagen harbor (photo by Frank Ackerman)

Climate Change and Global Equity
Frank Ackerman and Elizabeth A. Stanton. Anthem Press (2014).

Climate Economics: The State of the Art
Frank Ackerman and Elizabeth A. Stanton. Routledge (2013).

Climate Protection and Development
Frank Ackerman, Richard Kozul-Wright and Rob Vos. Bloomsbury Academic (2012).

The Economics of Climate Change in China: Towards a Low-Carbon Economy
Fan Gang, Nicholas Stern, Ottmar Edenhofer, Xu Shanda, Klas Eklund, Frank Ackerman, Li Lailai, Karl Hallding. Routledge (2011).

Can We Afford the Future?: The Economics of a Warming World
Frank Ackerman. Zed Books (2009).

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Book Chapters

“Tipping Points, Uncertainty, and Precaution: Preparing for Surprise” (with Kevin J. Noone) and
“Valuing the Ocean Environment”
in Kevin J. Noone, Ussif Rashid Sumaila and Robert J. Diaz, editors,
Managing Ocean Environments in a Changing Climate: Sustainability and Economic Perspectives, Elsevier (2013).

“Carbon Embedded in China’s Trade” and
“Policy Implications of Carbon Pricing for China’s Trade”
in Fan Gang et al., The Economics of Climate Change in China. Routledge (2011).

“Cost-Benefit Analysis of Climate Change: Where It Goes Wrong”
in David M. Driesen, editor, Economic Thought and U.S. Climate Change PolicyMIT Press (2010).

“The New Climate Economics: The Stern Review versus its Critics”
in Jonathan M. Harris and Neva R. Goodwin, editors, 
Twenty-First Century Macroeconomics: Responding to the Climate Challenge. Edward Elgar (2009).

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Hoover Dam and transmission lines

Hoover Dam (photo by Frank Ackerman)

Journal Articles

A critique of climate damage modeling: Carbon fertilization, adaptation, and the limits of FUND
Frank Ackerman and Charles Munitz. Energy Research & Social Science (2016).

Combating climate change, by the books [review of Stern, Why Are We Waiting? and Klein, This Changes Everything]
Frank Ackerman. Climate Policy (2015).

The world before climate change
Frank Ackerman. Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research (2015).

Assessing “dangerous climate change”: Required reduction of carbon emissions to protect young people, future generations and nature
James Hansen, Pushker Kharecha, Makiko Sato, Valerie Masson-Delmotte, Frank Ackerman, et al. PLOS One (2013).

Is there a water-energy nexus in electricity generation? Long-term scenarios for the western United States
Frank Ackerman and Jeremy Fisher. Energy Policy (2013).

Epstein-Zin utility in DICE: Is risk aversion irrelevant to climate policy?
Frank Ackerman, Elizabeth A. Stanton and Ramón Bueno. Environmental and Resource Economics(2013).

Climate Damages in the FUND Model: A Disaggregated Analysis
Frank Ackerman and Charles Munitz. Ecological Economics (2012).

Climate Risks and Carbon Prices: Revising the Social Cost of Carbon
Frank Ackerman and Elizabeth A. Stanton. Economics e-journal (2012).

Pushing the Boundaries of Climate Economics: Critical Issues to Consider in Climate Policy Analysis
S. Serban Scrieciu, Terry Barker and Frank Ackerman. Ecological Economics (2011).

CRED: A new model of climate and development
Frank Ackerman, Elizabeth A. Stanton and Ramón Bueno. Ecological Economics (2013; on-line 2011).

Fat Tails, Exponents, Extreme Uncertainty: Simulating Catastrophe in DICE
Frank Ackerman, Elizabeth A. Stanton and Ramón Bueno. Ecological Economics (2010).

The Economics of 350: The Benefits and Costs of Climate Stabilization
Frank Ackerman, Elizabeth A. Stanton, Steve DeCanio, Eban Goodstein, Richard B. Howarth, Richard B. Norgaard, Catherine S. Norman and Kristen Sheeran. Solutions (2010).

Limitations of Integrated Assessment Models of Climate Change
Frank Ackerman, Stephen J. DeCanio, Richard B. Howarth and Kristen Sheeran. Climatic Change (2009).

Inside the Integrated Assessment Models: Four Issues in Climate Economics
Elizabeth A. Stanton, Frank Ackerman and Sivan Kartha. Climate and Development (2009).

Did the Stern Review Underestimate US and Global Climate Damages?
Frank Ackerman, Elizabeth A.Stanton, Chris Hope and Stephane Alberth. Energy Policy (2009).

Review of Nicholas Stern, Blueprint for a Safer Planet
Frank Ackerman.Nature Reports: Climate Change (2009).

Input–Output Analysis and Carbon Footprinting: An Overview of Applications
J.C. Minx, T. Wiedmann, R. Wood, G.P. Peters, M. Lenzen, A. Owen, K. Scott, J. Barrett, K. Hubacek,
G. Baiocchi, A. Paul, E. Dawkins, J. Briggs, D. Guan, S. Suh & F. Ackerman. Economic Systems Research (2009)

Climate and Development Economics: Balancing Science, Politics and Equity
Elizabeth A. Stanton and Frank Ackerman. Natural Resources Forum 33 (2009).

Carbon Markets Are Not Enough
Frank Ackerman. Trade and Environment Review (2009).

Climate Economics in Four Easy Pieces
Frank Ackerman. Development (2008).

Hot, it’s not: Reflections on Cool It, by Bjorn Lomborg
Frank Ackerman. Climatic Change (2008).

Can Climate Change Save Lives?: A Comment on “Economy-wide Estimates of the Implications of Climate Change: Human Health”
Frank Ackerman and Elizabeth A. Stanton. Ecological Economics (2008).

The Carbon Content of Japan–US Trade
Frank Ackerman, Masanobu Ishikawa and Mikio Suga. Energy Policy (2007).

The Economics of Inaction on Climate Change: A Sensitivity Analysis
Frank Ackerman and Ian J. Finlayson. Climate Policy (2006).

Review of Bjorn Lomborg, Global Crises, Global Solutions
Frank Ackerman. Journal of Industrial Ecology (2004).

Lomborg: The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World
Frank Ackerman. The Nation (2002).

Economic Theory and Climate Change Policy
Irene Peters, Frank Ackerman and Stephen Bernow. Energy Policy (1999).

Grandfathering and Coal Plant Emissions: The Cost of Cleaning up the Clean Air Act
Frank Ackerman, Bruce Biewald, David White, Tim Woolf and William Moomaw. Energy Policy (1999).

SO2 Emissions Trading: Does It Work?
Frank Ackerman and William Moomaw. The Electricity Journal (1997).

Iron and charcoal: The industrial fuelwood crisis in Minas Gerais
Frank Ackerman and Paulo Eduardo Fernandes de Almeida. Energy Policy (1990).

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Reports and Working Papers

For a complete listing of recent reports written at Synapse Energy Economics, see the Synapse website.

The Clean Energy Future: Protecting the Climate, Creating Jobs, and Saving Money
Frank Ackerman Tyler Comings and Spencer Fields. Labor Network for Sustainability, 350.org and Synapse Energy Economics (2015).

Richard Tol on climate policy: A critical view of an overview
Frank Ackerman. Synapse Energy Economics (2014).

Comments on the 2013 Technical Update of the Social Cost of Carbon
Elizabeth A. Stanton, Frank Ackerman and Joseph Daniel. Synapse Energy Economics (2014).

Sustainable development for the Navajo Nation: Replacing the Navajo Generating Station with renewable energy
Frank Ackerman, Sarah Jackson and Spencer Fields. Synapse Energy Economics (2014).

(Mis)understanding Climate Policy: The Role of Economic Modeling
Frank Ackerman and Joseph Daniel. Synapse Energy Economics (2014).

Not-so-smart ALEC: Inside the Attacks on Renewable Energy
Frank Ackerman, Thomas Vitolo, Elizabeth A. Stanton, and Geoff Keith. Synapse Energy Economics (2013).

Climate Policy and Development: An Economic Analysis
Frank Ackerman, Elizabeth A. Stanton, and Ramón Bueno. Stockholm Environment Institute (2012).

Climate Impacts on Agriculture: A Challenge to Complacency?
Frank Ackerman and Elizabeth A. Stanton. Stockholm Environment Institute (2012).

Reason, Empathy, and Fair Play: the Climate Policy Gap
Elizabeth A. Stanton, Frank Ackerman and Ramón Bueno. Stockholm Environment Institute (2012).

CRED v.1.4 Technical Report
Frank Ackerman, Elizabeth A. Stanton, and Ramón Bueno. Stockholm Environment Institute (2012).

Climate Economics: The State of the Art
Frank Ackerman and Elizabeth A. Stanton. Stockholm Environment Institute (2011).
(Note: A much-revised 2013 version is available from Routledge; see under Books, above.)

The Last Drop: Climate Change and the Southwest Water Crisis
Frank Ackerman and Elizabeth A. Stanton. Stockholm Environment Institute  (2011).

The Water-Energy Nexus in the Western States: Projections to 2100
Jeremy Fisher and Frank Ackerman. Stockholm Environment Institute (2011).

Use of McKinsey Abatement Cost Curves for Climate Economics Modeling
Frank Ackerman and Ramón Bueno. Stockholm Environment Institute (2011).

The Social Cost of Carbon
Frank Ackerman and Elizabeth A. Stanton. Economics for Equity and the Environment  (2010).

Emission Reduction, Interstate Equity, and the Price of Carbon
Elizabeth A. Stanton and Frank Ackerman. Stockholm Environment Institute (2010).

Why Do State Emissions Differ So Widely?
Elizabeth A. Stanton, Frank Ackerman, and Kristen A. Sheeran. Economics for Equity and the Environment (2010).

No State Left Behind: A Better Approach to Climate Policy
Elizabeth A. Stanton, Frank Ackerman, and Kristen A. Sheeran. Economics for Equity and the Environment (2010).

Carbon Embedded in China’s Trade
Frank Ackerman. Stockholm Environment Institute (2009).

Going Clean: The Economics of China’s Low-carbon Development
Fan Gang, Nicholas Stern, Ottmar Edenhofer, Xu Shanda, Klas Eklund, Frank Ackerman, Lailai Li, and Karl Hallding, editors.
Stockholm Environment Institute and Chinese Economists 50 Forum (2009).

Comments on EPA and NHTSA “Proposed Rulemaking to Establish Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards” (commenting on the first US government proposal for the social cost of carbon)
Frank Ackerman (2009).

Financing the Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Measures in Developing Countries
Frank Ackerman. UN Conference on Trade and Development / G-24 (2009).

The Caribbean and Climate Change: The Costs of Inaction
Ramón Bueno, Cornelia Herzfeld, Elizabeth A. Stanton, and Frank Ackerman. Stockholm Environment Institute and Global Development and Environment Institute (2008). Download in Spanish.

Carbon Markets and Beyond: The Limited Role of Prices and Taxes in Climate and Development Policy
Frank Ackerman. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development / G-24 (2008).

The Cost of Climate Change: What We’ll Pay if Global Warming Continues Unchecked
Frank Ackerman and Elizabeth A. Stanton with Chris Hope, Stephan Alberth, Jeremy Fisher and Bruce Biewald. Natural Resources Defense Council (2008).

Climate Change and the US Economy: The Costs of Inaction
Frank Ackerman and Elizabeth A. Stanton with Chris Hope, Stephan Alberth, Jeremy Fisher and Bruce Biewald. Technical report to Natural Resources Defense Council (2008).

Florida and Climate Change: The Costs of Inaction
Elizabeth A. Stanton and Frank Ackerman. Global Development and Environment Institute and Stockholm Environment Institute (2007).

Economics for a Warming World
Frank Ackerman. Post-Autistic Economics Review (2007).

Climate Change: The Costs of Inaction
Frank Ackerman and Elizabeth A, Stanton. Report to Friends of the Earth (2006).

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