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Essays in Energy and Environmental Economics

Atal Chomali, Raimundo

This dissertation represents an effort to advance interdisciplinary research in issues relevant for energy and environmental policy, combining economics with applied engineering and ecology. It includes work that is informed by theoretical and empirical studies, and is conceptually centered in the notion that competitive markets lead to inefficient combinations of risk and yield. In the first two chapters of the dissertation, I study this in the context of wind energy capacity investments, where profit-maximizing developers choose the location and timing of the construction of wind farms. The final chapter of the dissertation is an empirical study on the effects of intensive aquaculture on water pollution.

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Academic Units
Sustainable Development
Thesis Advisors
Heal, Geoffrey M.
Shrader, Jeffrey Glen Jr.
Degree
Ph.D., Columbia University
Published Here
October 20, 2021