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The economics of waiting to see a doctor

One of my memories of childhood is waiting on many occasions for a very long time in the doctor’s surgery waiting room in west London. He was official doctor to Queens Park Rangers football club at the height of their … Continue reading

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Agricultural economics rocks

I picked this up via Marc Belemere’s blog. Worth repeating in full the text by Rich Sexton, president of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), In his column for The Exchange, the AAEA’s newsletter, he sets out why the … Continue reading

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Will accountants save the world?

(Originally posted on 10 April 2013) “Accountants are going to save the world!” This was the bold claim of Peter Bakker of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development at a conference on Green Growth in Paris last week. Is … Continue reading

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2013 – Year of the Carbon Tax?

Is 2013 the year when environmental taxes will be mainstreamed? Despite political opposition, carbon taxes were introduced in 2012 in Australia and Japan. Ireland has a carbon tax and a scheme to tax household waste. In the Canton of Vaud … Continue reading

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Market instruments to fight climate change – Stavins #2

Following on from my last post on the lecture at ITC by Professor Stavins, here are some of his thoughts on designing effective climate policies. Why overlapping environmental policies are a problem Stavins asked whether in the face of economic … Continue reading

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