Economic Doctrines and Approaches to Climate Change Policy

The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, October 2010

44 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2010

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Robert D. Atkinson

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Darrene Hackler

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: October 19, 2010

Abstract

In climate change, as in all policy issues, economic philosophy has a significant influence on how people view both the problems and the solutions. For the first time, ITIF surveys four dominant schools of economic thought and analyzes how adherents approach policy options for climate change and energy policy. With climate change and major energy legislation stalled, maybe it is time to put aside fixed philosophical notions and take a practical look on ways to address climate change in an economically feasible way. The report reviews the principles and goals of each economic doctrine, and offers a critique of the advantages and limitations of each doctrine's contribution to addressing the challenge of climate change.

Keywords: economics, climate change, economic doctrines, energy

Suggested Citation

Atkinson, Robert D. and Hackler, Darrene, Economic Doctrines and Approaches to Climate Change Policy (October 19, 2010). The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, October 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1722821

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Darrene Hackler

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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