Essays on Environmental Policy and Climate Change
These essays study environmental policy and regulation, ecosystem service valuation, and the economic impacts of climate change. Chapter 1 explores the role of coastal wetlands in reducing property damage during tropical cyclones impacting the U.S. and estimates the economic value of this protective service. Chapter 2 investigates the effectiveness of a large-scale green stimulus measure in China: a major sales tax cut for greener vehicles. Chapter 3 studies the role of extreme weather in time-use decisions in China.