William D. Nordhaus

Yale University - Department of Economics

Sterling Professor of Economics

28 Hillhouse Ave

New Haven, CT 06520-8268

United States

Cowles Foundation, Yale University

Sterling Professor of Economics

Box 208281

New Haven, CT 06520-8281

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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Scholarly Papers (37)

Are We Approaching an Economic Singularity? Information Technology and the Future of Economic Growth

Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 2021
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 09 Sep 2015
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 1,790 (6,414)

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Superintelligence, Artificial intelligence, Economic growth, Computers

Are We Approaching an Economic Singularity? Information Technology and the Future of Economic Growth

NBER Working Paper No. w21547
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 14 Sep 2015
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 32 (391,253)

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Schumpeterian Profits and the Alchemist Fallacy

Yale Economic Applications and Policy Discussion Paper No. 6
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 05 Oct 2005
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 681 (18,219)
Citation 1

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Schumpeter, profits, innovation

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The Economic Consequences of a War with Iraq

Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 1387
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 03 Dec 2002
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 647 (30,836)
Citation 17

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Oil, Defense Spending, War, Iraq

The Health of Nations: The Contribution of Improved Health to Living Standards

Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 1355
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 14 Mar 2002
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 426 (53,415)
Citation 52

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Health, Income, Growth

The Health of Nations: The Contribution of Improved Health to Living Standards

NBER Working Paper No. w8818
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 28 Feb 2002
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 174 (140,826)
Citation 52

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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
Downloads 445 (34,346)
Citation 1

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discount rate, uncertainty, declining discount rate, benefit-cost analysis

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An Analysis of the Dismal Theorem

Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 1686
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 21 Jan 2009
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 402 (47,793)
Citation 9

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Dismal theorem, Uncertainty, Climate change, Catastrophes

Schumpeterian Profits in the American Economy: Theory and Measurement

Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 1457
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 30 Apr 2004
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 290 (83,961)
Citation 13

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Schumpeter, profits, innovation

Schumpeterian Profits in the American Economy: Theory and Measurement

NBER Working Paper No. w10433
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 29 Nov 2006
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 72 (271,107)
Citation 13

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The "Stern Review" on the Economics of Climate Change

NBER Working Paper No. w12741
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 07 Dec 2006
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 350 (63,696)
Citation 91

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Remedies Brief of Amici Curiae

Number of pages: 79 Posted: 04 Nov 2000
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Stanford University - Department of Economics, Yale University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 337 (69,169)
Citation 1

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The Mildest Recession: Output, Profits, and Stock Prices as the U.S. Emerges from the 2001 Recession

Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 1368
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 04 Jun 2002
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 237 (104,358)
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Recession, Profits, Stock Prices, Returns

The Mildest Recession: Output, Profits, and Stock Prices as the U.S. Emerges from the 2001 Recession

NBER Working Paper No. w8938
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 17 May 2002
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 90 (236,167)
Citation 2

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The Progress of Computing

Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 1324
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 27 Sep 2001
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 316 (66,457)
Citation 9

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Productivity, Hedonic Pricing, History of Computing

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National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Brief

AEI-Brookings Joint Center Working Paper No. B00-01
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 17 Nov 2006
Stanford University - Department of Economics, New York University - Stern School of Business, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Columbia University - Council on Foreign Relations, Stanford University - The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School, Brookings Institution, University of Maryland - Department of Economics, American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Charles River Associates (CRA), Mendocino College, Canadian Investment Review - Rogers Media, affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Oxford, Smith School, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, National Economic Research Associates Inc. (NERA) (Deceased), Princeton University - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Carnegie Mellon University - David A. Tepper School of Business (Deceased), American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Yale School of Management (Deceased), University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, George Mason University - Center for Study of Public Choice, Cato Institute, Yale University - Department of Economics, University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Milken Institute, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, University of Arizona - Eller College of Management, Brookings Institution, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Brookings Institution, Arizona State University (ASU) - Economics Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics, London Business School, Vanderbilt University - Law School, Washington University in St. Louis - Murray Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley - Economic Analysis & Policy Group and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 310 (73,801)

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EPA, D.C. Circuit, regulatory actions

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Integrated Economic and Climate Modeling

Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 1839
Number of pages: 100 Posted: 09 Dec 2011
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 288 (62,758)
Citation 1

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Climate change, Integrated assessment models, Environmental economics, Social cost of carbon, Large-scale mathematical models

Modeling Uncertainty in Climate Change: A Multi‐Model Comparison

Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 2022
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 25 Sep 2015
Yale University, Yale University - Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley - Energy and Resources Group, Electric Power Research Institute, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Maryland - Joint Global Change Research Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 209 (118,403)

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Climate change, Modeling, Uncertainty, Statistics, Integrated assessment models

Modeling Uncertainty in Climate Change: A Multi-Model Comparison

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5538
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 28 Oct 2015
Yale University, Yale University - Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley - Energy and Resources Group, Electric Power Research Institute, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Copenhagen Business School - Department of Finance, University of Maryland - Joint Global Change Research Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 40 (360,325)

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climate change, integrated assessment models

Modeling Uncertainty in Climate Change: A Multi-Model Comparison

NBER Working Paper No. w21637
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 19 Oct 2015
Yale University, Yale University - Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley - Energy and Resources Group, Electric Power Research Institute, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Yale University, University of Maryland - Joint Global Change Research Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and Yale University - Department of Economics
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Modeling Uncertainty in Climate Change: A Multi-Model Comparison

FEEM Working Paper No. 013.2016
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 08 Mar 2016
Yale University, Yale University - Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley - Energy and Resources Group, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), University of Maryland - Joint Global Change Research Institute, Electric Power Research Institute, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and Yale University - Department of Economics
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Climate Change, Integrated Assessment Models

Projections and Uncertainties About Climate Change in an Era of Minimal Climate Policies

Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 2057
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 Dec 2016
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 215 (115,097)

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Climate change, DICE model, uncertainty, social cost of carbon

Projections and Uncertainties About Climate Change in an Era of Minimal Climate Policies

NBER Working Paper No. w22933
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 19 Dec 2016
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 21 (447,454)

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The Economic Consequences of a War in Iraq

NBER Working Paper No. w9361
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 06 Dec 2002
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 188 (131,200)
Citation 17

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Economics, Politics and the 2004 Election: Electoral Victory and Statistical Defeat

Yale Working Papers on Economic Applications and Policy Discussion Paper No. 7
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 10 Oct 2005
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 183 (131,200)
Citation 2

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2004 election, exit poll, political equations

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Productivity Growth and the New Economy

NBER Working Paper No. w8096
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 26 Jan 2001
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 174 (140,862)
Citation 58

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Retrospective on the Postwar Productivity Slowdown

Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 1494
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 24 Nov 2004
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 150 (153,249)
Citation 3

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Productivity, economic growth

Estimates of the Social Cost of Carbon: Background and Results from the Rice-2011 Model

Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 1826
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 19 Oct 2011
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 113 (201,221)
Citation 1

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Social cost of carbon, Climate change, Carbon price, Equity weights

Estimates of the Social Cost of Carbon: Background and Results from the Rice-2011 Model

NBER Working Paper No. w17540
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 29 Oct 2011
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
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Citation 1

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Some Foundational and Transformative Grand Challenges for the Social and Behavioral Sciences: The Problem of Global Public Goods

American Economic Association, Ten Years and Beyond: Economists Answer NSF's Call for Long-Term Research Agendas
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 12 Aug 2011
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 137 (155,762)
Citation 1

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Alternative Methods for Measuring Productivity Growth

NBER Working Paper No. w8095
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 26 Jan 2001
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 118 (194,035)
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The Perils of the Learning Model for Modeling Endogenous Technological Change

Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 1685
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 04 Jan 2009
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 88 (239,642)

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Learning by doing, Experience curves, Energy models, Technological change

The Perils of the Learning Model for Modeling Endogenous Technological Change

NBER Working Paper No. w14638
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 Jan 2009
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 26 (419,765)

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Life after Kyoto: Alternative Approaches to Global Warming

NBER Working Paper No. w11889
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 22 Jan 2006
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 100 (209,893)
Citation 7

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Improved Estimates of Using Luminosity as a Proxy for Economic Statistics: New Results and Estimates of Precision

Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 1857
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 01 Apr 2012
William D. Nordhaus and Xi Chen
Yale University - Department of Economics and Department of Health Policy and Management
Downloads 95 (194,035)

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Luminosity, Output measurement, National accounts, Proxy measures

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The Effects of the Security Environment on Military Expenditures: Pooled Analyses of 165 Countries, 1950-2000

Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 1707
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 12 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2009
William D. Nordhaus, John R. Oneal and Bruce Russett
Yale University - Department of Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Yale University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 92 (218,615)

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military spending, security threat, arms race, militarized disputes, democracy, alliances

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Alternative Policies and Sea-Level Rise in the RICE-2009 Model

Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 1716
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 05 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 31 Aug 2009
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 90 (215,568)

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climate change economics, environmental policy, economic growth

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Measurement of Income with Time Use with Applications to Hedonic Indicators of Happiness and Misery

Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 1705
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 10 Jun 2009
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 89 (218,615)
Citation 1

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time use, Hedonic measures, national accounts, index numbers

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The Sources of the Productivity Rebound and the Manufacturing Employment Puzzle

NBER Working Paper No. w11354
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 Jun 2005
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 88 (237,763)
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New Data and Output Concepts for Understanding Productivity Trends

NBER Working Paper No. w8097
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 26 Jan 2001
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 76 (260,031)
Citation 2

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Retrospective on the 1970s Productivity Slowdown

NBER Working Paper No. w10950
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 19 Dec 2004
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 74 (256,033)
Citation 3

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Baumol's Diseases: A Macroeconomic Perspective

NBER Working Paper No. w12218
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 20 Jul 2006
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 70 (252,266)
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The Value of Luminosity Data as a Proxy for Economic Statistics

Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 1766
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 26 Aug 2010
Xi Chen and William D. Nordhaus
Department of Health Policy and Management and Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 39 (363,940)
Citation 3

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Luminosity, Proxy Variable, Measurement Error in GDP, Gross Grid-Cell Product

The Value of Luminosity Data as a Proxy for Economic Statistics

NBER Working Paper No. w16317
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 30 Aug 2010
Xi Chen and William D. Nordhaus
Department of Health Policy and Management and Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 20 (453,237)
Citation 3

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The Economics of Hurricanes in the United States

NBER Working Paper No. w12813
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 05 Jan 2007
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 44 (325,204)
Citation 7

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Evolution of Assessments of the Economics of Global Warming: Changes in the Dice Model, 1992–2017

NBER Working Paper No. w23319
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 17 Apr 2017
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 0 (503,676)

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Evolution of Modeling of the Economics of Global Warming: Changes in the Dice Model, 1992-2017

Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 2084
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 13 Mar 2017
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 0 (234,381)

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Climate change, Integrated assessment models, DICE model, Revisions

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The Economics of Hurricanes and Implications of Global Warming

Climate Change Economics, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-20, May 2010
Posted: 01 Jun 2010
William D. Nordhaus
Yale University - Department of Economics

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Hurricanes, Global Warming, Climate Impacts, Katrina