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Michael Toman

Research Manager
MICHAEL TOMAN (MIKE) is Lead Economist on Climate Change in the Development Research Group and Manager of the Energy and Environment Team.  His current research interests include alternative energy resources, policies for responding to risks of climate change catastrophes, timing of investments for greenhouse gas reduction, and mechanisms for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions through reduced deforestation.  During his career Mike has done extensive research on climate change economics and policy, energy markets and policy, environmental policy instruments, and approaches to achieving sustainable development.  Prior to joining the World Bank in fall 2008, he held senior analytical and management positions at RAND Corporation, Inter-American Development Bank, and Resources for the Future.  His teaching experience includes adjunct positions at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and the School of the Environment, University of California at Santa Barbara.  Mike has a B.A. from Indiana University, a M.Sc. in applied mathematics from Brown University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Rochester. 

World Bank Research Dataset

Trade Flows and Trade Disputes dataset
Deposit Insurance dataset (2013)

World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Challenges in assessing the costs of household cooking energy in lower-income countries
2 .Economic structural change as an option for mitigating the impacts of climate change
3 .Can improved biomass cookstoves contribute to REDD+ in low-income countries ? evidence from a controlled cooking test trial with randomized behavioral treatments
4 .How much could South Asia benefit from regional electricity cooperation and trade ?
5 .Cross-border electricity cooperation in South Asia
6 .Community managed forest groups and preferences for REDD+ contract attributes: a choice experiment survey of communities in Nepal
7 .Preferences for REDD+ contract attributes in low-income countries : a choice experiment in Ethiopia
8 .The need for multiple types of information to inform climate change assessment
9 .Climate change, industrial transformation, and "development traps"
10 .Factors influencing energy intensity in four Chinese industries
11 .Technological learning, energy efficiency, and CO2 emissions in China's energy intensive industries
12 .Green Growth : an exploratory review
13 ."green stimulus," economic recovery, and long-term sustainable development
14 .Contrasting future paths for an evolving global climate regime
15 .Responding to threats of climate change mega-catastrophes

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