The impact of U.S. shale oil revolution and green buildings

New issue of Edenhofer-edited economics journal REEP focuses on a variety of policy-relevant topics.

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As one of the editors of the influential scientific journal “Review of Environmental Economics and Policy” (REEP), Ottmar Edenhofer, Director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), is constantly supporting the editorial board in providing vital scientific insights for decision makers. Thus, he is pleased to introduce – for example – the following articles.

Lutz Kilian examines the impact of the shale oil revolution on U.S. oil and gasoline prices. John A. List and Michael K. Price provide an insightful review of the use of field experiments in environmental and resource economics. Antony Millner and Hélène Olliver discuss the issue of beliefs, politics and environmental policy which could be useful to policy-makers and civil servants.

An article by Ted Gayer and W.Kip Viscusi is on whether U.S. regulatory analyses should assess the benefits of climate change policies from a domestic or global perspective. The “Policy Monitor” piece by Daniel C. Matisoff, Douglas S. Noonan and Mallory E. Flowers focuses on green buildings, which is a new topic for REEP – with important economic and policy implications. Furthermore, Matthew D. Adler, Marc Fleurbaey, Rossi Abi-Rafeh, Lisa A. Robinson, James K. Hammit and Richard Zeckhauser write in several articles about the issue’s focus on distributional considerations in cost-benefit analysis.

REEP is now planning to publish shorter policy-oriented articles, with a sharper and more specific focus on how environmental economics can help policy design and implementation. These shorter articles are directed specifically at the needs of the policy community and will be called Policy Briefs.

REEP aims to fill the gap between traditional academic journals and the general interest press. It provides a widely accessible yet scholarly source for the latest thinking on environmental economics and related policy. REEP publishes a range of material including symposia, articles, and regular features. Articles and symposia published by REEP are commissioned by the editorial board. Carlo Carraro from the University of Venice and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) is the editor.


You can access the REEP articles here.