Robert S. Pindyck

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

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Cambridge, MA 02139

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Scholarly Papers (45)

1.

Economists' Statement on Network Neutrality Policy

AEI-Brookings Joint Center Working Paper No. RP07-08
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 28 Mar 2007
New York University - Stern School of Business, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) - Council on Foreign Relations- Washington D.C., University of Warwick - Warwick Business School, University of Maryland - Department of Economics, University of Oxford, Smith School, Clemson University, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, National Economic Research Associates Inc. (NERA) (Deceased), Georgetown University - Department of Strategy/Economics/Ethics/Public Policy, Groupe d'Economie Mondiale at Sciences Po (GEM Paris), Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Chapman University - Economic Science Institute, Technology Policy Institute, London Business School, New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Department of Economics and University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
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network neutrality, legislation, economics

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Economists' Statement on U.S. Broadband Policy

AEI-Brookings Joint Center Working Paper No. 06-06-01
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 23 Mar 2006
New York University - Stern School of Business, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department, Institute for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) - Council on Foreign Relations- Washington D.C., University of Maryland - Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School, University of Texas at Austin - Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit, University of Oxford, Smith School, Stanford University - The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Clemson University, National Economic Research Associates Inc. (NERA) (Deceased), Georgetown University - Department of Strategy/Economics/Ethics/Public Policy, Stanford University, New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Georgetown University, University of California, Berkeley - Business & Public Policy Group, University of California, Berkeley - School of Information, Technology Policy Institute, Kansas State University - Department of Economics and Institute for Business Innovation
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Mandatory Unbundling and Irreversible Investment in Telecom Networks

MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4452-03
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 30 Jan 2004
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Citation 32

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Telecommunications Act of 1996, investment incentives

Mandatory Unbundling and Irreversible Investment in Telecom Networks

NBER Working Paper No. w10287
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 13 Feb 2004 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2010
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Citation 7

Sunk Costs and Real Options in Antitrust

MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4545-05
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 13 Jun 2005
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Citation 7

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Sunk costs, real options, investment decisions, antitrust, entry barriers, market power, mergers

Sunk Costs and Real Options in Antitrust

NBER Working Paper No. w11430
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 07 Jul 2005
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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How Should Benefits and Costs Be Discounted in an Intergenerational Context? The Views of an Expert Panel

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 12-53
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 12 Jan 2013
Stanford University - Department of Economics, University of Maryland - Department of Economics, University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI), University of Oxford - Department of Economics, Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics, Duke University - Nicholas School of Environment, Yale University - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Duke University, University of Arizona - Eller College of Management, Göteborg University - Department of Economics, The Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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discount rate, uncertainty, declining discount rate, benefit-cost analysis

Pricing with Limited Knowledge of Demand

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 5145-15
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 15 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2017
Maxime C. Cohen, Georgia Perakis and Robert S. Pindyck
New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Pricing, new products, unknown demand, pricing heuristics, linear demand approximation

Pricing with Limited Knowledge of Demand

NBER Working Paper No. w21679
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 02 Nov 2015
Maxime C. Cohen, Georgia Perakis and Robert S. Pindyck
New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Irreversibilities and the Timing of Environmental Policy

FEEM Working Paper No. 5.2000
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 12 Apr 2001
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Citation 35

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Environmental policy, irreversibilities, cost-benefit analysis, uncertainty, option value, global warming

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Sunk Costs and Risk-Based Barriers to Entry

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4723-09
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 28 Feb 2009
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Citation 1

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entry barriers, sunk costs, investment decisions, risk, market power, antitrust

Sunk Costs and Risk-Based Barriers to Entry

NBER Working Paper No. w14755
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 26 Feb 2009
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Citation 1

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Governance, Issuance Restrictions, and Competition in Payment Card Networks

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4651-07
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 29 Jun 2007
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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payment cards, credit cards, debit, card networks, membership restrictions, network competition, network governance

Governance, Issuance Restrictions, and Competition in Payment Card Networks

NBER Working Paper No. w13218
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 03 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2010
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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The Economic and Policy Consequences of Catastrophes

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4751-09
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 18 Sep 2009
Robert S. Pindyck and Neng Wang
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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Catastrophes, disasters, rare events, economic uncertainty, consumption tax, national security

The Economic and Policy Consequences of Catastrophes

NBER Working Paper No. w15373
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 28 Sep 2009
Robert S. Pindyck and Neng Wang
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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Citation 9

Uncertain Outcomes and Climate Change Policy

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4742-09
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 16 Aug 2009
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Citation 9

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Environmental policy, climate change, global warming, uncertainty, catastrophic outcomes

Uncertain Outcomes and Climate Change Policy

NBER Working Paper No. w15259
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 18 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2010
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Time to Build, Option Value, and Investment Decisions

NBER Working Paper No. w1654
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Apr 2000
Saman Majd and Robert S. Pindyck
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Irreversibility, Uncertainty, and Investment

NBER Working Paper No. w3307
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 27 Apr 2000
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Citation 184

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Modeling the Impact of Warming in Climate Change Economics

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4769-10
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 21 Jan 2010
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Citation 4

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Environmental policy, climate change, impact of warming, uncertainty, economic impact models

Modeling the Impact of Warming in Climate Change Economics

NBER Working Paper No. w15692
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 01 Feb 2010
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Consumption Externalities and Diffusion in Pharmaceutical Markets: Antiulcer Drugs

NBER Working Paper No. w7772
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 17 Jul 2000
Ernst R. Berndt, Robert S. Pindyck and Pierre Azoulay
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Consumption Externalities and Diffusion in Pharmaceutical Markets: Antiulcer Drugs

Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 51, pp. 243-270, June 2003
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 28 Sep 2003
Ernst R. Berndt, Robert S. Pindyck and Pierre Azoulay
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Irreversible Investment, Capacity Choice, and the Value of the Firm

NBER Working Paper No. w1980
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 27 Apr 2000
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Citation 117

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Options, the Value of Capital, and Investment

NBER Working Paper No. w5227
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 19 Jul 2000
University of Pennsylvania - Finance Department, Princeton University - Department of Economics, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Options, the Value of Capital, and Investment

Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research Working Paper No. 15-95
Posted: 24 Aug 1998
University of Pennsylvania - Finance Department, Princeton University - Department of Economics, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

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Network Effects and Diffusion in Pharmaceutical Markets: Antiulcer Drugs

NBER Working Paper No. w7024
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Jul 1999 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2012
Ernst R. Berndt, Robert S. Pindyck and Pierre Azoulay
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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The Present Value Model of Rational Commodity Pricing

NBER Working Paper No. w4083
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 22 Nov 2001 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2010
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 77 (247,750)
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Investments of Uncertain Cost

NBER Working Paper No. w4175
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 08 Jun 2004
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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The Excess Co-Movement of Commodity Prices

NBER Working Paper No. w2671
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 09 Jul 2004
Robert S. Pindyck and Julio J. Rotemberg
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Harvard University, Business, Government and the International Economy Unit (deceased)
Downloads 66 (271,219)
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Pricing Capital Under Mandatory Unbundling and Facilities Sharing

NBER Working Paper No. w11225
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 May 2005
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 62 (293,631)
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Climate Change Policy: What Do the Models Tell Us?

NBER Working Paper No. w19244
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 19 Jul 2013
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 60 (277,623)
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Uncertainty in Environmental Economics

NBER Working Paper No. w12752
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 13 Dec 2006
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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The Learning Curve and Optimal Production Under Uncertainty

NBER Working Paper No. w2423
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 27 Apr 2000 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2010
Saman Majd and Robert S. Pindyck
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 52 (325,119)
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Uncertainty, Investment, and Industry Evolution

NBER Working Paper No. w4160
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 16 Nov 2001
Ricardo J. Caballero and Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Economic Instability and Aggregate Investment

NBER Working Paper No. w4380
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 29 Dec 2000
Robert S. Pindyck and Andres Solimano
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and World Bank
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Inventories and the Short-Run Dynamics of Commodity Prices

NBER Working Paper No. w3295
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 13 Feb 2007
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 40 (331,051)
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A Markup Interpretation of Optimal Rules for Irreversible Investment

NBER Working Paper No. w5971
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 08 Jul 2000
Avinash Dixit, Robert S. Pindyck and Sigbjorn Sodal
Princeton University - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Agder University College
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Expandability, Reversibility, and Optimal Capacity Choice

NBER Working Paper No. w6373
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 14 Jul 2000
Avinash Dixit and Robert S. Pindyck
Princeton University - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 38 (359,068)
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The Use and Misuse of Models for Climate Policy

NBER Working Paper No. w21097
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 20 Apr 2015
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Fat Tails, Thin Tails, and Climate Change Policy

NBER Working Paper No. w16353
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 08 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 11 Sep 2010
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 37 (355,771)
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Risk, Inflation, and the Stock Market

NBER Working Paper No. w1186
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 28 Jun 2004
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 36 (352,549)
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Risk Aversion and Determinants of Stock Market Behavior

NBER Working Paper No. w1921
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 28 Jun 2004
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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The Simple Economics of Commodity Price Speculation

NBER Working Paper No. w18951
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 13 Apr 2013
Christopher R. Knittel and Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Do Stock Prices Move Together Too Much?

NBER Working Paper No. w3324
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 03 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2010
Robert S. Pindyck and Julio J. Rotemberg
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Harvard University, Business, Government and the International Economy Unit (deceased)
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Are Imports to Blame?: Attribution of Injury Under the 1974 Trade Act

NBER Working Paper No. w1640
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 03 Jan 2002
Robert S. Pindyck and Julio J. Rotemberg
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Harvard University, Business, Government and the International Economy Unit (deceased)
Downloads 19 (428,451)
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Dynamic Factor Demands Under Rational Expectations

NBER Working Paper No. w1015
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 12 Apr 2004
Robert S. Pindyck and Julio J. Rotemberg
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Harvard University, Business, Government and the International Economy Unit (deceased)
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Averting Catastrophes: The Strange Economics of Scylla and Charybdis

NBER Working Paper No. w20215
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 16 Jun 2014
Ian Martin and Robert S. Pindyck
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Finance and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 15 (464,839)

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The Climate Policy Dilemma

NBER Working Paper No. w18205
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 07 Jul 2012
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Risk and Return in Environmental Economics

NBER Working Paper No. w18262
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 28 Jul 2012
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Coase Lecture—Taxes, Targets and the Social Cost of Carbon

Economica, Vol. 84, Issue 335, pp. 345-364, 2017
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 06 Jun 2017
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Averting Catastrophes that Kill

NBER Working Paper No. w23346
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 01 May 2017
Ian Martin and Robert S. Pindyck
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Finance and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Tropical Forests, Tipping Points, and the Social Cost of Deforestation

NBER Working Paper No. w23272
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 27 Mar 2017
Sergio Franklin and Robert S. Pindyck
Superintendence of Private Insurance (SUSEP) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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The Social Cost of Carbon Revisited

NBER Working Paper No. w22807
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 07 Nov 2016
Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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