This project includes three aspects of the economics of climate change mitigation: (1) an economic evaluation of the effects of actual and proposed climate change mitigation policies, including cap-and-trade policies, renewable energy portfolio standards, and energy pricing policies; (2) a comparison of state energy and carbon emission intensity and climate mitigation policies, seeking to examine how state resource endowments affect policy development and resource use; (3) an examination of strategies to sequester carbon or reduce carbon emissions.
Frisvold, G., A. Boor, and J. Reeves. 2009. Simultaneous Diffusion of Herbicide Resistant Cotton and Conservation Tillage. AgBioForum, 12: 249-257.
Frisvold, G., W. Patton, and S. Reynolds. 2009. Arizona Solar Energy and Economics Outlook: Report Prepared for Arizona Solar Energy and Economics Summit. Tucson, AZ: Arizona Research Institute for Solar Energy (AzRISE).
Hurd, B., C. Goemans, G. Frisvold, J. Stone. 2010. Impacts of Climate Change Legislation on Agriculture in the Rocky Mountain States: Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. White Paper Prepared for the American Farmland Trust. Center for Agriculture in the Environment. Dekalb, IL.
Li, L. 2010. State Adoption of Greenhouse Gas Emission Targets and Renewable Portfolio Standards. MS Thesis. Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics. University of Arizona.
Subramanium, B. 2010. Carbon Emissions and Energy Intensity: How and Why States Differ. MS Thesis. Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics. University of Arizona.