Author Archives: Hadi Dowlatabadi

Rethinking the Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide


This article is in Climate and Energy, Summer 2017


The standard benefit-cost methodology that is used to calculate marginal costs of environmental regulations should not be used for long-lasting greenhouse gases. There is a very big difference between carbon dioxide and conventional air pollutants. Many of the health and ecological effects of conventional pollutants become apparent in days or a few years. Once emissions […]