Frank Muller


Critique of the McKibbin-Wilcoxen hybrid emissions trading scheme

The debate over an emissions trading system in Australia periodically refers to the claimed benefits of the so-called hybrid model of emissions trading developed by McKibbin and Wilcoxen. This model has not been subject to critical scrutiny, a gap this paper seeks to fill. The...

Competitiveness and carbon pricing: border adjustments for greenhouse policies

The Australian government has justified its failure to ratify the Kyoto Protocol by arguing that a cap on greenhouse gas emissions would have an adverse and disproportionate impact on the Australian economy because of our heavy dependence on emissions-intensive industries. Hugh Saddler, Frank Muller and...