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Environment and Energy: 2009 Publications

Journal Articles
Books
Edited Volumes
Chapters in Books
Seminars 
Data
Outreach
Working Papers

Journal Articles

Adamantiades, A., and Ionnnis Kessides. 2009. “Nuclear Power for Sustainable Development: Current Status and Future Prospects.” Energy Policy 37(12): 5149–66.

Buys, Piet, Uwe Deichmann, Craig Meisner, Thao Ton That, and David Wheeler. 2009. “Country Stakes in Climate Change Negotiations: Two Dimensions of Vulnerability.” Climate Policy 9(3): 288–305.

Chisari, Omar, and Ioannis Kessides. 2009. “Pricing Dynamics of Network Utilities in Developing Countries.” Review of Network Economics 8(3): 1–21.

Dasgupta, Susmita, Piet Buys, Timothy Thomas, and David Wheeler. 2009. “Determinants of a Digital Divide in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Spatial Econometric Analysis of Cell Phone Coverage.” World Development 37(9): 1494–1505.

Dasgupta, Susmita, Benoit Laplante, Craig Meisner, David Wheeler, and Jianping Yan. 2009. “The Impact of Sea-Level Rise on Developing Countries: A Comparative Analysis.” Climatic Change 93(3): 379–88.

Dasgupta, Susmita, Mainul Huq, M. Khaliquzzaman, and David Wheeler. 2009. “Improving Indoor Air Quality for Poor Families: A Controlled Experiment in Bangladesh.” Indoor Air 19(1): 22–32.

Deichmann, Uwe, and Nobuo Yoshida. 2009. “Measurement of Accessibility and Its Applications.” Journal of Infrastructure Development 1(1): 1–18.

Deichmann, Uwe, Forhad Shilpi, and Renos Vakis. 2009. “Urban Proximity, Agricultural Potential and Non-Farm Employment: Evidence from Bangladesh.” World Development 37(3): 645–60.

Nauges, Celine, Jon Strand, and Ian Walker. 2009. “The Value of Water Connections in Central American Cities: A Revealed Preference Study.” Environment and Development Economics 14: 349–70.

Timilsina, Govinda. 2009. “Carbon Tax under the Clean Development Mechanism: A Unique Approach for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Developing Countries.” Climate Policy 9(2): 139–54.

Timilsina, Govinda, and Ashish Shrestha. 2009. “Factors Affecting Transport Sector CO2 Emissions Growth in Latin American and Caribbean Countries: An LMDI Decomposition Analysis.” International Journal of Energy Research 33(4): 396–414.

Timilsina, Govinda, and Ashish Shrestha. 2009. “Transport Sector CO2 Emissions Growth in Asia: Underlying Factors and Policy Options.” Energy Policy 37(11): 4523–39.

Timilsina, Govinda, and Hari B Dulal. 2009. “Regulatory Instruments to Control Environmental Externalities from the Transport Sector.” European Transport 0(41): 80–112.

Wang, Hua, Judith Dean, and Mary Lovely. 2009. “Foreign Direct Investment and Pollution Havens: evaluating the evidence from China.” Journal of Development Economics 90(1): 1–13.

 
 

Books

Mendelsohn, Robert, and Ariel DinarClimate Change and Agriculture: An Economic Analysis of Global Impacts, Adaptation and Distributional Effects. Northhampton, MA: Edward Elger.

Edited Volumes

Dinar, Ariel, and Jose Albiac, ed. 2009. Policy and Strategic Behavior in Water Resource Management. Sterling, VA: Earthscan.

 
 


Chapters in Books

Dasgupta, Susmita, Craig Meisner, Andrew Makokha, and Richard W. Pollard. 2009. “Community Management of Rural Water Supply: Evaluation of User Satisfaction in Yemen.” In Water in the Arab World: Management Perspectives and Innovations, ed. N. Vijay Jagannathan, Ahmed Shawky Mohamed, and Alexander Kremer. Middle East and North Africa Region. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Asaduzzaman, M., Douglas French Barnes, Shahidur Khandker, Susmita Dasgupta, and Hussain A. Samad. 2009. “Household Gains from Energy Use.” In Restoring Balance: Bangladesh’s Rural Energy Realities, ed. M. Asaduzzaman, Douglas Barnes, and Shahidur Khandker. Washington, DC: World Bank/ ESMAP.

Strand, Jon. 2009. “Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Supply for the G-7 Countries with Emphasis on Germany.” In Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, Volume VI, ed. J. Cottrell, J. E. Milne, H. Ashiabor, L. Kreiser, and K. Deketelaere. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

 
 


Seminars

Environmental and Resource Economics Seminars
Contact: Hua Wang, hwang1@worldbank.org
Presentations 

 

Data

Sea Level Rise - Global
Data used to project a range of sea-level rise (1 to 5 meters) scenarios and on coastal countries. Country-level impacts are summarized in the Excel Workbook “SLR-Impacts” for land, population, economic activity (GDP), agriculture, urban extent, and wetlands.
Author: Susmita Dasgupta
Email: research@worldbank.org
Dataset 

Intensification of Storm Surges - Global
Data used to model country-level impacts from increased sea surface temperature and resulting changes in cyclone activity and storm surges. A potential impact of a large (1-in-100-year) storm surge by contemporary standards is compared with a10% intensification (possible within this century).The model projects changes in sea level rise, geological uplift and subsidence along the world’s coastlines using Geographic Information System (GIS) software to overlay the best available, spatially-disaggregated global data on area, population, economic activity (GDP), agricultural land, urban areas, and wetlands for inundation zones in 84 coastal developing countries.
Authors: Susmita Dasgupta, David R. Wheeler, Siobhan Murray, and Benoit Laplante
Email: research@worldbank.org
Dataset 

Bangladesh: Pesticide Use
Data collected from structured questionnaires on pesticide use and practices, risk perceptions, knowledge, precautions and damage averting behavior, and health effects from 1,078 farmers (175 owners, 132 applicators, and 771 owner/applicators), randomly selected.
Author: Susmita Dasgupta
Email: research@worldbank.org
Dataset 

Bangladesh: Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Structured questionnaires were used to collect information on conventional and IPM farming techniques, pesticide use and practices, applicator precautions and damage-averting behavior, health effects and environmental impacts.
Authors: Susmita Dasgupta, Craig M. Meisner and David Wheeler
Email: research@worldbank.org
Dataset 

Bangladesh: Exposure to Indoor Air Pollution
Data collected on several potential determinants of exposure to indoor air pollution: fuel type, time spent in cooking, cooking location, structural characteristics of houses, and household ventilation practices.
Authors: Susmita Dasgupta, Mainul Huq , Kiran D. Pandey , Dr. M. Khaliquzzaman and David R. Wheeler
Email: research@worldbank.org
Dataset 

Bangladesh: Improving Indoor Air Quality for Poor Families: Controlled Experiments
Before and after airborne particulate data on indoor air pollution (IAP) using dirty and cleaner cooking fuels (kerosene, natural gas) used to show widespread exposure to a serious health hazard.
Authors: Susmita Dasgupta, Mainul Huq , Dr. M. Khaliquzzaman and David R. Wheeler
Email: research@worldbank.org
Dataset 

Vietnam: Socio-economics of Pesticide Use
Medical & Pesticide Use Survey and Sampling Strategy: Vietnam
Data collected from structured questionnaires in a survey of Vietnamese farmers on farming systems, pesticide use and practices, applicator precautions/averting behavior and health/ environmental effects.
Author: Susmita Dasgupta
Email: research@worldbank.org
Dataset 

Vietnam: Health Effects of Pesticide Use
Pesticide poisonings documented by health centers represent only a small fraction of actual poisonings. Only a small number of severe poisonings (mostly suicide attempts) are treated in the health care system; many agricultural workers do not report non-lethal cases because of the cost in time or money, inaccessibility of health care services, or fear that drawing attention to themselves may result in the loss of their job; the relatively few farmers who seek treatment are often misdiagnosed because pesticide poisonings can mimic other common health problems. The medical survey covered 10 districts of the Mekong Delta, 482 farmers (mostly male, 3 females), and age ranging from 15 to 70 years (average 39), education level, and health habits.
Author: Susmita Dasgupta
Email: research@worldbank.org
Dataset 

 
 


Outreach

Dasgupta, Susmita, Brian Blankespoor, Walid Dhouibi, Abdelaziz Lagnaoui, Craig Meisner, and Hassine Ben Salah. 2009. “Toxic Waste from Obsolete Pesticides—A Growing Threat in Developing Countries.” Research Brief, Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington, DC, November.

Ahmed, Syud Amer, Noah Suresh Diffenbaugh, and Thomas Hertel. 2009. “Climate Change Deepens Vulnerability to Poverty.” World Bank Research Digest 3(4, Summer): 7.  

 
 

Working Papers

Anas, Alex, and Govinda Timilsina. 2009. “Lock-in Effects of Road Expansion on CO2 Emissions: Results from a Core-Periphery Model of Beijing.” Policy Research Working Paper 5017, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Bhattacharyya, Subhes, and Govinda Timilsina. 2009. “Energy Demand Models for Policy Formulation: A Comparative Study of Energy Demand Models.” Policy Research Working Paper 4866, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Considine, Timothy, and Donald Larson. 2009. “Substitution and Technological Change under Carbon Cap and Trade: Lessons from Europe.” Policy Research Working Paper 4957, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Dasgupta, Susmita, and Craig Meisner. 2009. “Climate Change and Sea Level Rise: A Review of the Scientific Evidence.” Environment Department, Climate Change Series, Paper 118, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Dasgupta, Susmita, Craig Meisner, and David Wheeler. 2009. “Stockpiles of Obsolete Pesticides and Cleanup Priorities: A Methodology and Application for Tunisia.” Policy Research Working Paper 4893, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Dasgupta, Susmita, Benoit Laplante, Siobhan Murray, and David Wheeler. 2009. “Sea-Level Rise and Storm Surges: A Comparative Analysis of Impacts in Developing Countries.” Policy Research Working Paper 4901, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Dasgupta, Susmita, Benoit Laplante, Siobhan Murray, and David Wheeler. 2009. “Climate Change and the Future Impacts of Storm Surge Disasters in Developing Countries.” Working Paper 182, Center for Global Development, Washington, DC.

Kessides, Ioannis, Roger Noll, and Nancy Benjamin. 2009. “Regionalizing Telecommunications Reform in West Africa.” Policy Research Working Paper 5126, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Kessides, Ioannis, R. Miniaci, C. Scarpa, and P. Valbonesi. 2009. “Towards Defining and Measuring Affordability of Public Utility Services.” Policy Research Working Paper 4915, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Kousky, Carolyn, Olga Rostapshova, Michael A. Toman, and Richard Zeckhauser. 2009. “Responding to Threats of Climate Change Mega-catastrophes.” Policy Research Working Paper 5127, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Lall, Somik, and Uwe Deichmann. 2009. “Density and Disasters: Economics of Urban Hazard Risk.” Policy Research Working Paper 5161, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Roberts, Mark, and Uwe Deichmann. 2009. “International Growth Spillovers, Geography and Infrastructure.” Policy Research Working Paper 5153, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Serletis, Apostolos, Govinda Timilsina, and Olexandr Vasetsky. 2009. “On Interfuel Substitution: Some International Evidence.” Policy Research Working Paper 5026, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Strand, Jon. 2009. “Revenue Management: Effects of Climate Policy-Related Financial Flows.” Policy Research Working Paper 5053, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Strand, Jon, and Einar Rosendahl. 2009. “Simple Model Frameworks for Explaining Inefficiency of the Clean Development Mechanism.” Policy Research Working Paper 4931, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Timilsina, Govinda, and Alex Anas. 2009. “Impacts of Policy Instruments to Reduce Congestion and Emissions from Urban Transportation The Case of São Paulo, Brazil.” Policy Research Working Paper 5099, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Timilsina, Govinda, and Ashish Shrestha. 2009. “Why Have CO2 Emissions Increased in the Transport Sector in Asia? Underlying Factors and Policy Options.” Policy Research Working Paper 5098, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Timilsina, Govinda, and Ian Parry. 2009. “Pricing Externalities from Passenger Transportation in Mexico City.” Policy Research Working Paper 5071, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Timilsina, Govinda, Alex Anas, and Siqi Zheng. 2009. “An Analysis of Various Policy Instruments to Reduce Congestion, Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emissions in Beijing.” Policy Research Working Paper 5068, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Timilsina, Govinda, and Hari B Dulal. 2009. “A Review of Regulatory Instruments to Control Environmental Externalities from the Transport Sector.” Policy Research Working Paper 4867, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Van Kooten, G. Cornelis, and Govinda Timilsina. 2009. “Wind Power Development: Economics and Policies.” Policy Research Working Paper 4868, World Bank, Washington, DC.

 
 




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