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  • What Does the Stock Market Tell Us about the California Wildfires?

    January 16, 2018 by Lucas Davis

    The horrific wildfires in Northern California’s Wine Country in October and then in Southern California in December killed more than 40 people, burned 1.2 million acres, destroyed thousands of buildings, forced hundreds of thousands to evacuate their homes, and led to deadly mudslides. ... Read More

  • Bitcoins Should Be Called BTUcoins, and That's a Problem

    January 8, 2018 by Maximilian Auffhammer (co-authored with Catherine Wolfram)

    You may be reading this blog post in your dorm room, while your GPU is mining for Bitcoin using that zero marginal cost (nerd-speak for “free”) electricity coming out of the wall. If you did not understand that sentence, let’s back up. ... Read More

  • California's Carbon Cap is Not in Jeopardy, Because It's Not Really a Cap

    January 2, 2018 by Severin Borenstein (co-authored with James Bushnell)

    One of the most prominent and most controversial elements of California’s climate policy is a program commonly called “cap and trade.”┬áBut that name has never been entirely accurate, and it became less so with the legislation adopted last summer to extend the program to 2030. ... Read More


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