David M. Driesen

Syracuse University

900 S. Crouse Avenue

Syracuse, NY 13244-2130

United States

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1.
Downloads 971 ( 17,863)
Citation 6

Is Cost-Benefit Analysis Neutral?

University of Colorado Law Review, Vol. 77, 2006
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 26 Apr 2005
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 526 (41,508)
Citation 6

Abstract:

cost-benefit analysis, regulatory reform, environmental law, regulation, administrative law, OMB, optimality

Is Cost-Benefit Analysis Neutral?

Number of pages: 76 Posted: 07 Feb 2005
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 445 (51,350)
Citation 6

Abstract:

cost-benefit analysis, regulatory reform, environmental law, regulation, administrative law, OMB, optimality

What is Free Trade? The Real Issue Lurking Behind the Trade and Environment Debate

Number of pages: 127 Posted: 24 Mar 2000
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 808 (23,072)
Citation 3

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What is Free Trade? The Real Issue Lurking Behind the Trade and Environment Debate

Virginia Journal of International Law, Vol. 41
Posted: 28 Jun 2000
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University

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The Functions of Transaction Costs: Rethinking Transaction Cost Minimization in a World of Friction

Number of pages: 74 Posted: 01 May 2003
Shubha Ghosh and David M. Driesen
Syracuse University College of Law and Syracuse University
Downloads 510 (43,227)
Citation 5

Abstract:

transaction costs, information theory, legal theory

The Functions of Transaction Costs: Rethinking Transaction Cost Minimization in a World of Friction

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 47, No. 1, 2005
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 30 Sep 2004
David M. Driesen and Shubha Ghosh
Syracuse University and Syracuse University College of Law
Downloads 296 (83,169)
Citation 5

Abstract:

transaction costs, information theory, legal theory

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Free Lunch or Cheap Fix?: The Emissions Trading Idea and the Climate Change Convention

Number of pages: 87 Posted: 09 Nov 1998
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 551 (39,010)
Citation 9

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Sustainable Development and Market Liberalism's Shotgun Wedding: Emissions Trading Under the Kyoto Protocol

Number of pages: 68 Posted: 22 Aug 2006
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 297 (82,852)
Citation 6

Abstract:

Kyoto protocol, climate change, global warming, emissions trading, clean development mechanism, CDM, spillovers, innovation, emissions trading, market mechanisms, sustainable development, market liberalism

Sustainable Development and Market Liberalism's Shotgun Wedding: Emissions Trading Under the Kyoto Protocol

Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 83, 2007
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 14 May 2007
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 211 (118,818)
Citation 6

Abstract:

spillovers, emissions trading, Kyoto Protocol, Global warming, Market-based mechanisms, market liberalism, sustainable development, innovation, renewable energy

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Does Emissions Trading Encourage Innovation?

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 32, January 2003
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 18 Nov 2002
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 494 (42,994)
Citation 3

Abstract:

emissions trading, environmental law, environmental policy, innovation, economic incentives, market-based mechanisms, instrument choice, feebates, climate change

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Links Between European Emissions Trading and CDM Credits for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 09 Feb 2006
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 429 (52,613)
Citation 3

Abstract:

sunstainable development, emissions trading, Kyoto Protocol, Clean Development Mechanism, European Union, Climate Change, Market-Based Mechanisms, Instrument choice, renewable energy

8.

Capping Carbon

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 28 Aug 2009
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 359 (63,649)

Abstract:

emissions trading, cap and trade, market-based mechanisms, global warming, climate change

9.

The Missing Instrument: Dirty Input Limits

Harvard Environmental Law Review, Vol. 22, 2009, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-61
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 06 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2014
David M. Driesen and Amy Sinden
Syracuse University and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Downloads 353 (68,504)

Abstract:

environment, environmental, regulation, climate change, global warming, regulatory instruments, instrument choice, emissions trading, upstream, downstream, inputs, outputs, fossil fuels, cap and trade, pollution prevention, end-of-the-pipe

10.

Distributing the Costs of Environmental, Health, and Safety Protection: The Feasibility Principle, Cost-Benefit Analysis, and Regulatory Reform

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review, Vol. 32, 2004
Number of pages: 101 Posted: 22 Apr 2004
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 346 (68,504)
Citation 9

Abstract:

Cost-benefit analysis, regulation, feasibility, environmental law, welfare economics, administrative law

11.

Alternatives to Regulation?: Market Mechanisms and the Environment

OXFORD HANDBOOK ON REGULATION, Martin Cave, Rob Baldwin, Martin Lodge, eds., Oxford University Press, 2009
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Sep 2008
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 325 (68,957)

Abstract:

kyoto protocol, market mechanisms, economic incentives, emissions trading, instrument choice, multilevel governance

12.
Downloads 290 ( 85,576)
Citation 2

Design, Trading, and Innovation

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 27 Jul 2005
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 201 (124,618)
Citation 2

Abstract:

emissions trading, economic incentives, market-based mechanisms, innovation, induced innovation hypothesis, environmental policy

Design, Trading, and Innovation

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 Dec 2003
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 89 (240,991)
Citation 2

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Renewable Energy under the Kyoto Protocol: The Case for Mixing Instruments

A GLOBALLY INTEGRATED CLIMATE POLICY FOR CANADA, Steven Bernstein et al. eds., University of Toronto Press, 2007
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 Nov 2007
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 269 (90,474)

Abstract:

Kyoto Protocol, emissions trading, climate change, economic incentives, instrument choice, cap and trade, renewable energy

Legal Theory Lessons from the Financial Crisis

40 J. Corp. L. ___ (2014) (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 03 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 06 May 2014
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 126 (187,547)

Abstract:

financial crisis, law and economics, macroeconomics, allocative efficiency, cost-benefit analysis, systemic risk, legal theory, complexity

Legal Theory Lessons from the Financial Crisis

40 Journal of Corporation Law, 2014, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 06 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2014
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 110 (207,948)

Abstract:

systemic risk, financial crisis, macroeconomics, law and economics, cost-benefit analysis

15.

Loose Canons: Statutory Construction and the New Nondelegation Doctrine

University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 64, No. 1, 2002
Number of pages: 107 Posted: 16 Aug 2002
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 222 (109,114)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Nondelegation, constitutional law, nondelegation, American Trucking, federal common law, separation of powers, statutory construction, avoidance canon, formalism, functionalism, environmental law

16.

Contract Law's Inefficiency

Virginia Law and Business Review, Vol. 6, p. 302, 2011
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 12 Jan 2012
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 199 (109,114)

Abstract:

contracts, impossibility, impracticability, efficient breach, remedies

17.

Critiques of Law and Economics

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 04 Mar 2015
David M. Driesen and Robin Paul Malloy
Syracuse University and Syracuse University College of Law
Downloads 197 (80,240)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Law and economics, efficiency, economic methodology, cost and benefit, Kaldo-Hicks, wealth maximization, norms

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Downloads 193 (129,748)
Citation 1

Regulatory Reform: The New Lochnerism?

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 27 Feb 2006
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 119 (196,128)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Lochner era, Lochnerism, regulatory reform, Cost-benefit analysis, environmental law, natural law, judicial activism

Regulatory Reform: The New Lochnerism?

Environmental Law, Vol. 36, 2006
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 10 May 2006
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 74 (270,291)
Citation 1

Abstract:

regulatory reform, cost-benefit analysis, Lochner, Lochnerism, neutrality, Lochner-era, rationality, natural law, regulation

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Downloads 167 (148,041)

What's Property Got to Do With It?

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 03 Apr 2003
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 167 (148,070)

Abstract:

property, pollution, emissions trading, economic incentives, mixed property, common property, acid rain, tradable permits, free market environmentalism

What's Property Got to Do With It?

Ecology Law Quarterly, Vol. 30
Posted: 27 Jun 2003
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University

Abstract:

property, pollution, emissions trading, economic incentives, mixed property, common property, acid rain, tradable permits, free market environmentalism

Choosing Environmental Instruments in a Transnational Context

Number of pages: 99 Posted: 21 Oct 1999
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 163 (151,273)
Citation 4

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Choosing Environmental Instruments in a Transnational Context

Ecology Law Quarterly, Vol. 27, 2000
Posted: 29 Nov 1999
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University

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Standing for Nothing: The Paradox of Demanding Concrete Context for Formalist Adjudication

Number of pages: 86 Posted: 16 Sep 2003
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 136 (176,431)
Citation 2

Abstract:

standing, justiciability, concreteness, abstraction, judicial review, constitutional law, separation of powers, individual rights, administrative law, formalism, functionalism, facial, applied, Supreme Court, passive

Standing for Nothing: The Paradox of Demanding Concrete Context for Formalist Adjudication

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 89, No. 4, May 2004
Posted: 02 Oct 2003
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University

Abstract:

standing, justiciability, concreteness, abstraction, judicial review, constitutional law, separation of powers, individual rights, administrative law, formalism, functionalism, facial, applied, Supreme Court, passive

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Distributing the Costs of Environmental, Health, and Safety Protection: The Feasability Principle, Cost-Benefit Analysis, and Regulatory Reform

Syracuse Univ. Public Law Research Paper No. 04-01
Number of pages: 101 Posted: 23 Jan 2004
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 135 (170,963)
Citation 8

Abstract:

feasability, cost-benefit analysis, environmental law, administrative law, cost, regulatory reform

23.

The Economic Dynamics of Law

The Economic Dynamics of Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 13 Jan 2012
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 126 (163,362)
Citation 4

Abstract:

macroeconomics, law and economics, institutional economics, innovation, systemic risk, financial crisis, economic dynamics, adaptive efficiency

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Neoliberal Instrument Choice

ECONOMIC THOUGHT AND U.S. CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY, David Driesen, ed., MIT Press, 2009
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 Sep 2008
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 110 (192,869)

Abstract:

emissions trading, economic incentives, Kyoto Protocol, climate change, cap and trade, instrument choice, innovation, regulatory design

25.

Getting Our Priorities Straight: One Strand of the Regulatory Reform Debate

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 09 Nov 2000
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 110 (202,956)
Citation 1

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An Economic Dynamic Approach to the Infrastructure Commons

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 15 Aug 2007
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 106 (205,647)

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infrastructure, commons, economic dynamics, property, intellectual property, environmental law, innovation

27.

Linkage and Multilevel Governance

Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2009
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 23 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 04 May 2009
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 100 (214,059)
Citation 1

Abstract:

emissions trading, climate change, free trade, additionality, transaction costs, multilevel governance

28.

The Changing Climate for United States Law

Carbon & Climate Law Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 33, 2007
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 14 Aug 2007
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 99 (220,004)
Citation 1

Abstract:

climate change, neoliberalism, emissions trading, Kyoto Protocol, federalism, economics

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Toward a Duty-Based Theory of Executive Power

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 78, 2009
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 10 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 05 May 2014
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 94 (201,657)
Citation 1

Abstract:

separation of powers, executive power, unitary executive theory, vesting clause, take care clause

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Sustainable Development and Air Quality: The Need to Replace Basic Technologies with Cleaner Alternatives

AGENDA FOR A SUSTAINABLE AMERICA, John Dernback, ed., Environmental Institute, 2008
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 23 Mar 2008
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 81 (246,239)

Abstract:

air pollution, sustainable development, agenda 21, fossil fuels, rio declaration, earth summit

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Amicus Brief of Economists Ackerman et al. in Entergy v. Riverkeepers

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 28 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2009
Douglas A. Kysar and David M. Driesen
Yale University - Law School and Syracuse University
Downloads 78 (251,687)

Abstract:

cost-benefit analysis, BAT, technology-based standards, water pollution, supreme court, feasibility

32.

Firing U.S. Attorneys: An Essay

Administrative Law Review, Vol. 60, No. 3, 2008
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 11 Jun 2008
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 65 (273,929)
Citation 1

Abstract:

unitary executive, separation of powers, executive power, United States attorneys, presidential power

33.

Purposeless Construction

Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 48, No. 1, 2013
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 02 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2013
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 62 (285,150)

Abstract:

statutory construction, goals, purpose, purposovism, textualism, plain meaning, public choice

34.

An Environmental Competition Statute

BEYOND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, Alyson Flournoy & David Driesen, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2009
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 03 Apr 2009
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 60 (282,836)

Abstract:

market mechanisms, economic incentives, instrument choice, environmental econonomics, innovation

35.

Putting a Price on Carbon: The Metaphor

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 01 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2014
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 59 (265,582)

Abstract:

market-based mechanisms, cap-and-trade, emissions trading, instrument choice, pollution taxes

36.

Toward Sustainable Technology

ECONOMIC THOUGHT AND U.S. CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY, David Driesen, ed., MIT Press, 2009
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 10 Sep 2008
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 47 (329,611)

Abstract:

emissions trading, economic incentives, kyoto protocol, climate change, market mechanisms

37.

Complexity and Simplicity in Law: A Review Essay (Cass R. Sunstein, Simpler (2013))

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 23 Aug 2014
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 40 (285,150)

Abstract:

complexity, complex, simplicity, simple, simplify, cost-benefit analysis, nudges, Sunstein

38.

Two Cheers for Feasible Regulation: A Modest Response to Masur and Posner

Harvard Environmental Law Review, Vol. 35, 2011
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 25 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 05 May 2014
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 35 (361,202)

Abstract:

cost-benefit analysis, feasibility analysis, feasibility principle, optimality, regulation, well-being, plant shutdowns, unemployment

39.

The Sleeping Giant Awakes? US Actions to Mitigate Climate Disruption

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 06 Oct 2013
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 28 (368,240)

Abstract:

climate change, emissions trading, cap and trade, renewable energy, energy efficiency, comparative climate policy

40.

Must the States Discriminate Against Their Own Producers Under the Dormant Commerce Clause?

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 03 Mar 2015
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 22 (399,636)

Abstract:

dormant Commerce Clause, Extraterritoriality, Extraterritoriality Doctrine, Negate Commerce Clause, Commerce Clause, Free Trade, Horizontal Federalism

41.

Traditional Regulation's Role in Greenhouse Gas Abatement

The Encylopedia of Environmental Law (Daniel Farber and Marjen Peeters eds. Edward Elgar Press 2016) (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 04 Aug 2015
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 3 (428,163)

Abstract:

emissions trading, command-and-control regulation, prescriptive regulation, performance standards, engineering stanards, technology-based regulation

42.

Emissions Trading versus Pollution Taxes: Playing Nice with Other Instruments

Environmental Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 26 Jun 2017
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 0 (361,202)

Abstract:

emissions trading, pollution tax, cap-and-trade, instrument choice, theory of the second best, climate change, waterbed effect

43.

The Economic/Noneconomic Activity Distinction under the Commerce Clause

Case Western Reserve Law Review, Vol. 67, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 09 Sep 2016
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 0 (443,629)

Abstract:

Commerce Clause, Commercial Activity, Economic Activity, Lopez, Morrison, Formalism, Noneconomic Activity, Federallism

44.

The Ends and Means of Pollution Control: Toward a Positive Theory of Environmental Law

Utah Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 15 Aug 2016
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 0 (326,685)

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45.

Must the States Discriminate Against Their Own Producers Under the Dormant Commerce Clause

Houston Law Review, Vol. 54, No. 1, 2016
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 19 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2016
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University
Downloads 0 (474,829)

Abstract:

extraterritoriality doctrine, dormant commerce clause, free trade, internet, climate change, leakage, federalism, horizontal federalism, state sovereignty, free trade, level playing field

46.

The Clean Power Plan: Issues to Watch

Center for Progressive Reform Issue Alert, No. 1506, August 2015, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2015-50, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-50, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-43
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 12 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2016
University of San Francisco - School of Law, Emory University School of Law, Syracuse University, University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Houston Law Center, George Washington University - Law School, George Washington University - Law School, University of Minnesota Law School, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School and University of Cincinnati - College of Law
Downloads 0 (199,062)

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Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Power Plan, Clean Air Act, federalism, environmental justice, energy, cap-and-trade, offsets

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Economic Thought and Climate Disruption: Neoclassical and Economic Dynamic Approaches in the USA and the EU

Journal of Environmental Law (2013) 25(3) 463-483
Posted: 03 Aug 2014
David M. Driesen and Sanja Bogojević
Syracuse University and University of Lund

Abstract:

economic ideas, climate disruption, USA, EU, environmental law, legal culture

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Economic Dynamics of Environmental Law

David M. Driesen, ECONOMIC DYNAMICS OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, MIT Press, 2003
Posted: 24 Mar 2003
David M. Driesen
Syracuse University

Abstract:

cost-benefit analysis, institutional economics, environmental law, environmental policy, adaptive efficiency, regulation, risk regulation, emissions trading, economic incentives, free trade, allocative efficiency, cost effectiveness, innovation, technology policy, administrative law, public choice