Contracting for Impure Public Goods: Carbon Offsets and Additionality
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We thank, without implicating, participants at the 2011 Allied Social Science Meetings; 2010 NBER summer institute (Energy and Environmental Economics); the Toulouse conference on Firms, Environment and Natural Resources; the 2010 Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics workshop; the 4th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists; and seminar participants at the London School of Economics; University of Paris; University of Puget Sound; University of Siena, and Williamette University. Special thanks are due to Dave Lewis, Brian Murray and Steve Polasky. Funding from the U. S. Department of Energy (grant # DEFC26-05NT42587) and the U.S Forest Service (grant #PNW 09-JV-11261955-067) is gratefully acknowledged. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.