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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:47:08 +0200Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:47:08 +0200Optimal carbon abatement in a stochastic equilibrium model with climate change
http://publikationen.stub.uni-frankfurt.de/frontdoor/index/index/docId/37193
This paper studies a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model involving climate change. Our model allows for damages on economic growth resulting from global warming. In the calibration, we capture effects from climate change and feedback effects on the temperature dynamics. We solve for the optimal state-dependent abatement policy. In our simulations, the costs of this policy measured in terms of lost GDP growth are moderate. On the other hand, postponing abatement action could reduce the probability that the climate can be stabilized. For instance, waiting for 10 years reduces this probability from 60% to 30%. Waiting for another 10 years leads to a probability that is less than 10%. Finally, doing nothing opens the risk that temperatures might explode and economic growth decreases significantly.Christoph Hambel; Holger Kraft; Eduardo S. Schwartzworkingpaperhttp://publikationen.stub.uni-frankfurt.de/frontdoor/index/index/docId/37193Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:47:08 +0200