Counting the Environment and Natural Resources
Edited by Tihomir Ancev, M. A.S. Azad and Francesc Hernández-Sancho
China is now the leading source of carbon emissions, and has become the subject of a growing number of studies attempting to estimate marginal carbon abatement costs using distance functions. Provincial-level data for China are used to estimate the functions using mathematical programming (deterministic frontier) and Bayesian methods (stochastic frontiers). Carbon abatement cost estimates are compared to values reported in the literature and to market prices for carbon. The Bayesian results are found to be lower and closer to observed market prices.
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