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  • The economic impact of ocean acidification on coral reefs 

    Brander, Luke M.; Rehdanz, Katrin; Beukering, Pieter J. H. van; TOL, RICHARD S. J. (Economic and Social Research Institute, 18/02/2009)
    Because ocean acidification has only recently been recognised as a problem caused by climate change, impact studies are still rare and estimates of the economic impact are absent. This paper estimates the economic impact ...
  • The Energy and Environment Review 2010 

    MURPHY, LIAM; HENNESSY, HUGH; DEVITT, CONOR; LYONS, SE?N; TOL, RICHARD S. J. (ESRI, 2010)
    The Energy and Environment Review 2010 reviews trends in energy use and emissions to the environment for the period 1990-2008 and projects these trends for the period 2009-2025. We show results for two alternative ...
  • Environmental accounts for the Republic of Ireland: 1990-2005 

    Lyons, Sean; Mayor, Karen; TOL, RICHARD S. J. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2008)
    This paper presents new environmental accounts for the Republic of Ireland from 1990-2005. Designed to be consistent with the national accounts, these satellite accounts cover 34 emissions and 14 resources for 19 production ...
  • An Estimate of the Value of Lost Load for Ireland 

    LEAHY, EIMEAR; TOL, RICHARD S. J. (ESRI, 2010)
    This paper estimates the value of short term lost load in the all island electricity market which includes the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The value of lost load, also known as the value of security of ...
  • EU Climate Change Policy 2013-2020 : thoughts on property rights and market choices 

    GORECKI, PAUL K.; LYONS, SEAN; TOL, RICHARD S. J. (Economic and Social Research Institute, 2009-04-28)
    Under 2013 to 2020 European Union proposals for CO2 emission reduction, a Member State can transfer to another Member State `part? of their allowed emission allocation in the non-Emission Trading Sector (?ETS?). The paper ...
  • The feasibility of low concentration targets : an application of FUND 

    TOL, RICHARD S. J. (Economic and Social Research Institute, 03/03/2009)
    I study the feasibility of stringent targets for stabilizing ambient greenhouse gas concentrations. Climate policy has diminishing returns, and there is therefore a maximum to what can be achieved. The success of climate ...
  • Fuel poverty in Ireland : extent, affected groups and policy issues 

    Scott, Susan; Keane, Claire; McCarthy, Donal; TOL, RICHARD S. J.; Lyons, Sean (Economic and Social Research Institute, 03/11/2008)
    This paper provides updated estimates for the scale of fuel poverty in the Republic of Ireland using two measures: one based on fuel expenditure as a share of income and the other based on self-reported deprivation. It ...
  • Greener Homes: An Ex-Post Estimate of the Cost of Carbon Dioxide Emission Reduction using Administrative Micro-Data from the Republic of Ireland 

    LEAHY, EIMEAR; TOL, RICHARD S. J. (ESRI, 2011)
    We assess the subsidy for the installation of biomass boilers and wood gasification boilers under the Greener Homes Scheme in Ireland. We find that the (implicit) subsidy per tonne of carbon dioxide avoided varies hugely ...
  • A hedonic analysis of the value of rail transport in the Greater Dublin Area 

    Mayor, Karen; Duffy, David; TOL, RICHARD S. J.; Lyons, S?an (Economic and Social Research Institute, 20/11/2008)
    We use a hedonic house price model to estimate the value of transport networks to homeowners in the Dublin area. Using a dataset of house sales between 2001 and 2006 and combining it with available geographical information ...
  • The Impact of Climate on Tourist Destination Choice 

    TOL, RICHARD S. J.; Walsh, Sharon (ESRI, 2012-02-20)
    We examine the determinants of holiday destination choice for tourists from 182 countries over a fifteen year time period. Our sample is much larger than that used by previous studies. The results are similar. Tourists ...
  • The Impact of government policy on private car ownership in Ireland 

    Hennessy, Hugh; TOL, RICHARD S. J. (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2011)
    We construct a model of the stock of private cars in the Republic of Ireland. The model distinguishes cars by fuel, engine size and age. The modelled car stock is built up from a long history of data on sales, and calibrated ...
  • Intra- and Extra-Union flexibility in meeting the European Union's emission reduction targets 

    TOL, RICHARD S. J. (Economic and Social Research Institute, 24/04/2009)
    The EU has proposed four flexibility mechanisms for the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions in the period 2013-2020: (1) the Emissions Trade Scheme (ETS), a permit market between selected companies; (2) trade in non-ETS ...
  • Local Warming, Local Economic Growth, and Local Change in Democratic Culture 

    Van de Vliert, Evert; TOL, RICHARD S. J. (ESRI, 2011)
    In a 104-nation study we first demonstrate that cultural self-expression, individualism and democracy languish in poor countries with colder-than-temperate winters, but flourish in rich countries with such winters. Mild ...
  • The Marginal Damage Costs of Different Greenhouse Gases: An Application of FUND 

    Anthoff, David; Rose, Steven K.; Waldhoff, Stephanie; TOL, RICHARD S. J. (ESRI, 2011)
    We use FUND 3.5 to estimate the social cost of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and sulphur hexafluoride emissions. We show the results of a range of sensitivity analyses, focusing on the impact of carbon dioxide ...
  • Modified Ramsey Discounting for Climate Change 

    TOL, RICHARD S. J. (ESRI, 2011)
    The Ramsey rule for the consumption rate of discount assumes a transfer of money of a (representative) agent at one point in time to the same agent at another point in time. Climate policy (implicitly) transfers money not ...
  • The Potential for Segmentation of the Retail Market for Electricity in Ireland 

    HYLAND, MARIE; LEAHY, EIMEAR; TOL, RICHARD S. J. (ESRI, 2012-04-26)
    We estimate the gross margin that is earned from the supply of electricity to households in Ireland. Using half hourly electricity demand data, the system marginal price (also called the wholesale price) and the retail ...
  • Poverty Traps and Climate Change 

    TOL, RICHARD S. J. (ESRI, 2011-11-09)
    We use a demo-economic model to examine the question of whether climate change could widen or deepen poverty traps. The model includes two crucial mechanisms. Parents are risk averse when deciding how many children to have; ...
  • Public Policy Towards the Sale of State Assets in Troubled Times: Lessons from the Irish Experience 

    TOL, RICHARD S. J.; GORECKI, PAUL K.; LYONS, SEAN (ESRI, 2010-10-10)
    Governments throughout the western world and beyond are in the midst of a severe financial crisis and emerging from a sharp recession. Ireland is no exception. One of the options for strengthening public finances is the ...
  • Regional and Sectoral Estimates of the Social Cost of Carbon: An Application of FUND 

    Anthoff, David; Rose, Steven K.; Waldhoff, Stephanie; TOL, RICHARD S. J. (ESRI, 2011)
    The social cost of carbon is an estimate of the benefit of reducing CO2 emissions by one ton today. As such it is a key input into cost-benefit analysis of climate policy and regulation. We provide a set of new estimates ...
  • The Research Output of Business Schools and Business Scholars in Ireland 

    TOL, RICHARD S. J. (ESRI, 2010)
    The research performance of business scholars on the island of Ireland is evaluated based on their number of publication, number of citations, h-index and the same divided by the numbers of years since the first publication. ...