Optional Recommended Further Readings

Collective Action: Ethics and Policy



Jonathan Gruber, Public Finance and Public Policy (econ textbook, on reserve, Green Library)
Thaler and Sunstein, Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness (on reserve, Green Library)
Keohane and Olmstead, Markets and the Environment (environmental econ textbook, on reserve, Green Library)
Peter Singer and Jim Mason, The Ethics of What We Eat (on reserve, Green Library)
Elinor Ostrom, Governing the Commons (on reserve, Green Library)
Elinor Ostrom, "Beyond Markets and States: Polycentric Governance of Complex Economic Systems" (Nobel Lecture)
Elinor Ostrom, et. al. The Drama of the Commons
Nassim Taleb, Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder (on reserve, Green Library)
Michael Heller, Gridlock Economy: How too Much Ownership Wrecks Markets, Stops Innovation, and Costs Lives
Lawrence Lessig, The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World
Scott Barrett, Why Cooperate? The Incentive to Supply Global Public Goods
Scott Barrett, Environment and Statecraft: The Strategy of Environmental Treaty-Making
David Archer, The Long Thaw: How Humans are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth's Climate (on reserve, Green Library)
Stern et al, The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review (the page does not display correctly: scroll down to the bottom of the page for chapter pdfs)
William Nordhaus, A Question of Balance: Weighing the Options on Global Warming Policies
John Broome, Climate Matters: Ethics in a Warming World (on reserve, Green Library)
Aldy and Stavins, Architectures for Agreement: Addressing Global Climate Change in the Post-Kyoto World
Posner and Weisbach [and Sunstein], Climate Change Justice (on reserve, Green Library)
Cass Sunstein, Laws of Fear: Beyond the Precautionary Principle
Schmidtz and Willott, Environmental Ethics (2nd Ed) (on reserve, Green Library)
Eldar Shafir (ed), The Behavioral Foundations of Public Policy (on reserve, Green Library)
Harvard Program on Climate Agreements
Harvard Kennedy School of Government List of Courses (Syllabi Accessible)


Background Reading: Empowering Central Government with the Endangered Species Act, Antiquities Act, and Clean Air Act
The Guardian, "US Supreme Court's Ruling 'A Victory for Obama Administration"
New York Times, "Court Backs EPA over Emissions Limits Intended to Reduce Global Warming"
Forbes, "EPA Chief Resigns, Declared Carbon Dioxide a Pollutant"
The American Clean Energy and Security Act (Waxman-Markey Bill)
Bruce Babbitt, Cities in the Wilderness, pp. 61-62, 92-96, 147-170
Lynn Scarlett, "Reshaping the Endangered Species Act: A Holistic Approach Needed?"


Background Reading: Policy Instruments
Robert Stavins, "Experience With Market-Based Environmental Policy Instruments"