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Climate policy - an 'endangered species'?
In this year again, none of the countries ranked in the index achieved the positions one to three; despite the high attention the issue of climate change has reached prior to the climate change summit in Copenhagen....
This paper outlines the main features of this major US bill, which would create an emissions trading scheme and other clean energy and energy efficiency initiatives, and compares its main features with the Australian government’s proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.
Addressing climate change is...
Reducing oil dependence. Strengthening energy security. Creating jobs. Tackling global warming. Addressing air pollution. Improving our health. The United States has many reasons to make the transition to a clean energy economy.
What we need is a comprehensive set of smart policies to jump-start...
This report provides an overview of the U.S. government’s global health architecture. It first defines U.S. global health policy and describes the multiple ways in which the U.S. government plays a role in global health.
It then provides a snapshot of U.S. global health...
This paper presents a general model of the interaction between settlement and the emergence of de facto property rights on frontiers prior to governments establishing and enforcing de jure property rights.
Settlers have an incentive to establish de facto property rights to avoid the...