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Double Dividend: Environmental Taxes and Fiscal Reform in the United States

Dale W. Jorgenson, Richard J. Goettle, Mun S. Ho, and Peter J. Wilcoxen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027090
eISBN:
9780262318563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027090.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Energy utilization, especially from fossil fuels, creates hidden costs in the form of pollution and environmental damages. The costs are well-documented but are hidden in the sense that they occur ... More


Attribution and Motivation

Ekkehart Schlicht

in On Custom in the Economy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292241
eISBN:
9780191596865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292244.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics, History of Economic Thought

There exists not only a preference for rule following, but also a strong tendency for moulding motives that fit perceived regularities. In this way, customary patterns of behaviour engender motives ... More


Improving Energy Efficiency: Hidden Costs and Unintended Consequences

Steve Sorrell

in The Economics and Politics of Climate Change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199573288
eISBN:
9780191808616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573288.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the hidden costs and unintended consequences of efforts to improve energy efficiency as a way to mitigate global climate change. It first considers the nature of hidden costs ... More


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