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Recent/Frequently Requested Research Articles


NEPA and the Forest Service

Internal Organization and External Contracting for the NEPA Process: Lessons from New Institutional Economics and Strategic Organizational Design (Draft Report for U.S. Forest Service, in review).


Policy Instruments

The Rationality of State-Level Fees for Hazardous Waste Management: The Case of the Midwest Region of the United States (Draft)


The Instrument Choice Game: When Do Environmental Taxes Win? (Chapter 4 in Critical Issues in International Environmental Taxation: International and Comparative Perspectives Volume 1, 2003)


Framing Environmental Policy Instrument Choice10 Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum 221, 2000.


A Grateful Response to Comments on Framing Environmental Policy Instrument Choice 10 Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum 425, 2000.


Carbon Sequestration


"The National Inventory Approach for International Forest-carbon Sequestration Management"


"International Forest Carbon Sequestration in a Post-Kyoto Agreement" Discussion  Paper 08-11, Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School October 2008


“What is in the Sink? Technological Capacity to Support a National Inventory Approach to International Carbon Sequestration Commitments.”  Climatic Change (2009) 93:69–101


Agricultural and Forestlands: U.S. Carbon Policy Strategies. Report for the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, 2006.


The Cost of U.S. Forest-based Carbon Sequestration.” Report for the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, 2005.


A Review of Forest Carbon Sequestration Cost Studies: A Dozen Years of Research

Climatic Change, 63 (1-2):1-48, 2004


A Brief Overview of Carbon Sequestration Economics and Policy  Environmental Management 33(4):545-558, 2004


The Leaky Sink: Persistent Obstacles to a Forest Carbon Sequestration Program Based on Individual Projects. Climate Policy 1 (2001) 41-54, 2001.


Implementing an International Carbon Sequestration Program: Can the Leaky Sink be Fixed? Climate Policy 1(2001): 173-188, 2001.


The Time Value of Carbon in Bottom-Up Studies. Critical Reviews in Envrionemtnal Science and Technology, 27(Special):S279-S292 (1997)


Costs of Sequestering Carbon Through Tree Planting and Forest Management in the United States. United State Forest Service GTR WO-58 (1990).



Environmental Valuation

Putting a Price Tag on Nature. Issues in Science and Technology  Winter 1997/1998  

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