Frontiers of Climate Change Economics

Gerard van der Meijden, Rick van der Ploeg, Cees Withagen*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The economics of climate change is an active field of research. The contributions to a Special Issue are put in context of the literature, and it is suggested that second-best issues such as carbon leakage and the Green Paradox need to be complemented with a political economy analysis of why certain instruments are politically infeasible and with intra- and intergenerational analyses of the impact of climate policy. A case is also made for more empirical work on the gradual and catastrophic damages of global warming.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
JournalEnvironmental and Resource Economics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Carbon leakage
  • Climate change
  • Climate damage estimates
  • Distribution
  • Green paradox
  • Political economy
  • Tipping points

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