Author Archives: Adam Bailey

Getting to Zero Emissions

A short review of Bill Gates’ How to Avoid a Climate Disaster When someone famous for their achievements in one field of human endeavour offers opinions on some unrelated topic, it is wise to treat their views with a degree … Continue reading

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Climate Change and a Proposed Coal Mine

A proposed new coal mine in Cumbria, England has prompted vehement arguments for and against.  The underlying problems are a flawed policy framework with insufficient international coordination. To its supporters it’s a no-brainer.  The mine will produce coking coal, an … Continue reading

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Dynamic Optimisation: A Fully Worked Example

In a previous post, I referred to the importance in environmental and natural resource economics of the technique of dynamic optimisation, also known as optimal control.  However, the technique is difficult, and worked examples in textbooks or on the web … Continue reading

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Covid-19 and Household Size – An Update

An updated analysis of national data remains consistent with the hypothesis that Covid-19 infection rates are higher in larger households . In a post in May 2020 I presented the results of a regression analysis on data from 14 Western … Continue reading

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