Marginal Abatement Costs of Carbon-Dioxide Emissions: A Meta-Analysis
Richard S. J. Tol
In this paper we carry out a meta-analysis of recent studies into the costs of greenhouse gas mitigation policies that aim at the long-term stabilization of these gases in the atmosphere. We find the cost estimates of the studies to be sensitive to the level of the stabilization target, the assumed emissions baseline, intertemporal optimisation, the choice of control variable (CO2 only versus multigas), assumptions on future technological options (backstop and carbon capture and storage), and, to a lesser degree, the scientific ?forum? in which the study was developed.
greenhouse gas mitigation; meta-analysis, marginal abatement costs.
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