Martin Weitzman

Harvard University - Department of Economics

Professor

Littauer Center

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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Scholarly Papers (24)

1.

How Should Benefits and Costs Be Discounted in an Intergenerational Context? The Views of an Expert Panel

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 12-53
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 12 Jan 2013
Stanford University - Department of Economics, University of Maryland - Department of Economics, University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI), University of Oxford - Department of Economics, Columbia University - Columbia Business School, Finance, Duke University - Nicholas School of Environment, Yale University - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Duke University, University of Arizona - Eller College of Management, Göteborg University - Department of Economics, The Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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discount rate, uncertainty, declining discount rate, benefit-cost analysis

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Role of Uncertainty in the Economics of Catastrophic Climate Change

AEI-Brookings Joint Center Working Paper No. 07-11
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 11 Jun 2007
Martin Weitzman
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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climate change, catastrophes

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How Should the Distant Future Be Discounted When Discount Rates are Uncertain?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2863
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 08 Dec 2009
Christian Gollier and Martin Weitzman
University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI) and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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discount rate, term structure, climate change, cost-benefit analysis

Additive Damages, Fat-Tailed Climate Dynamics, and Uncertain Discounting

Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Vol. 3, 2009-39
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 18 Dec 2010
Martin Weitzman
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Climate change, fat tails

Additive Damages, Fat-Tailed Climate Dynamics, and Uncertain Discounting

Economics Discussion Paper No. 2009-26
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 18 Dec 2010
Martin Weitzman
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Climate change, fat tails

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Internationally-Tradable Permits Can Be Riskier for a Country than an Internally-Imposed Carbon Price

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 30 Aug 2015
Martin Weitzman
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Climate change, International public goods, International environmental agreements, Prices versus quantities

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Structural Uncertainty and the Value of Statistical Life in the Economics of Catastrophic Climate Change

NBER Working Paper No. w13490
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 16 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 13 May 2022
Martin Weitzman
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Bonuses and Employment in Japan

NBER Working Paper No. w1878
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 06 Apr 2004 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2022
Richard B. Freeman and Martin Weitzman
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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A Contribution to the Theory of Welfare Comparisons

NBER Working Paper No. w6988
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 13 Apr 1999 Last Revised: 05 Feb 2022
Martin Weitzman
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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A Contribution to the Theory of Welfare Comparisons

Posted: 26 Jul 2000
Martin Weitzman
Harvard University - Department of Economics

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GHG Targets as Insurance Against Catastrophic Climate Damages

NBER Working Paper No. w16136
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 29 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2021
Martin Weitzman
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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On the Effects of Linking Voluntary Cap-and-Trade Systems for CO2 Emissions

CESifo Working Paper No. 7225
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 31 Oct 2018
Martin Weitzman and Bjart Holtsmark
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Statistics Norway
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linkage, cap and trade, pollution, climate change

On the Effects of Linking Voluntary Cap-and-Trade Systems for Co2 Emissions

NBER Working Paper No. w25001
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 17 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2021
Martin Weitzman and Bjart Holtsmark
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Statistics Norway
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Voting on Prices vs. Voting on Quantities in a World Climate Assembly

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 28 Jan 2015
Martin Weitzman
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Climate change, Global warming, International public goods, Prices versus quantities

Voting on Prices vs. Voting on Quantities in a World Climate Assembly

NBER Working Paper No. w20925
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 09 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 06 Mar 2022
Martin Weitzman
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Risk-Adjusted Gamma Discounting

NBER Working Paper No. w15588
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 22 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2022
Martin Weitzman
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Prices or Quantities Dominate Banking and Borrowing

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 19 Jan 2018
Martin Weitzman
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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prices, quantities, prices versus quantities, banking and borrowing, regulatory instruments, pollution, climate change

Prices or Quantities Dominate Banking and Borrowing

NBER Working Paper No. w24218
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 22 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 05 Mar 2022
Martin Weitzman
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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On a World Climate Assembly and the Social Cost of Carbon

NBER Working Paper No. w22813
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 14 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 02 May 2022
Martin Weitzman
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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On a World Climate Assembly and the Social Cost of Carbon

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 29 Jan 2018
Martin Weitzman
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Climate change, Global warming, International Public Good, Prices versus quantities, Social cost of carbon, World climate assembly, Climate Club, Paris Agreement

On a World Climate Assembly and the Social Cost of Carbon

Economica, Vol. 84, Issue 336, pp. 559-586, 2017
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 01 Sep 2017
Martin Weitzman
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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A Precautionary Tale of Uncertain Tail Fattening

NBER Working Paper No. w18144
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 16 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2022
Martin Weitzman
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Icelandic Fisheries Management: Fees Versus Quotas

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 28 May 2003
Thorvaldur Gylfason and Martin Weitzman
University of Iceland - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Fisheries management

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Some Theoretical Connections Among Wealth, Income, Sustainability, and Accounting

NBER Working Paper No. w22060
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 07 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2022
Martin Weitzman
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Rare Disasters, Tail-Hedged Investments, and Risk-Adjusted Discount Rates

NBER Working Paper No. w18496
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2022
Martin Weitzman
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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A Voting Architecture for the Governance of Free-Driver Externalities, with Application to Geoengineering

NBER Working Paper No. w18622
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 21 May 2022
Martin Weitzman
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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A Voting Architecture for the Governance of Free‐Driver Externalities, with Application to Geoengineering

The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 117, Issue 4, pp. 1049-1068, 2015
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 30 Sep 2015
Martin Weitzman
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Climate change, international public goods, supermajority rule

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The Ramsey Discounting Formula for a Hidden-State Stochastic Growth Process

NBER Working Paper No. w18157
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 16 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2022
Martin Weitzman
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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How a Minimum Carbon Price Commitment Might Help to Internalize the Global Warming Externality

NBER Working Paper No. w22197
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 02 May 2016 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2022
Martin Weitzman
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Can Negotiating a Uniform Carbon Price Help to Internalize the Global Warming Externality?

NBER Working Paper No. w19644
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 16 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 06 Mar 2022
Martin Weitzman
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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A Proposal for Using Incentive Pre-Commitments in Public Enterprise Funding

World Development, Vol. 19, No. 6, June 1991, Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 558
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 27 Jun 2012
Raaj Kumar Sah and Martin Weitzman
University of Chicago and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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What is the 'Damages Function' for Global Warming - and What Difference Might it Make?

Climate Change Economics, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 56-79, May 2010
Posted: 01 Jun 2010
Martin Weitzman
Harvard University - Department of Economics

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Damages Function, Climate Change