ESP168a
EnvironmentalPolicyAnalysis
PracticeMidtermReview
November13,2012
Question 2
Under a business as usual scenario,
transportation energy use in the US is
projected to grow at 1.7% per year over the
next 10 years. The current level of US
transportati

Ogden/Yung
Nov. 6, 2014
ESP 168a
Practice questions for MidTerm: Answers
Here are some practice questions that cover everything weve learned in Lectures 1- (up to, but not
including linear programming). If you can answer these, you will do well on the Mid

Introduction to Class
Project
September 27th, 2016
Overview of the Steps in the Policy Analysis Process (1)
1. Problem Definition
Define the negative or undesirable aspects of the situation
Define the underlying causes of those negative aspects
2. Ident

ESP 168a Costs of
Environmental Policies
October 20th, 2016
Some Feedback on Project Topics
1. Focusing on a policy alternative, not a policy problem
E.g. Analysis of Californias High Speed Train Proposal
Vs Reducing GHG emissions from the transportation

ESP 168a
Discounting and
Environmental Valuation 1
October 4th, 2016
What is Cost-Benefit Analysis?
The systematic quantification of the dollar value of gains and losses
from a proposed action in order to aid decision-making
Cost-Benefit Analysis Should

ESP 168a
Environmental Valuation 2
October 6th, 2016
Plan for Today
Hedonic regression
Valuing life and health:
Wage-risk regression to estimate Value of a Statistical Life
Other methods for estimating the value of risk reductions
Hedonic Regression

ESP 168a
Environmental
Valuation 3
October 11th 2016
Outline for Today
Heterogeneity in the VSL with age and income
Travel cost method
Contingent valuation
Fun and informative exercise!
Valuing Life and Health: Differences
in the VSL
Remember that t

ESP 168a Risk and
Uncertainty 2
October 18th, 2016
Review from Last Class
Net benefits of environmental policies are often uncertain
In these cases, expected values tells us the average we can expect
from each policy option:
Expected value doesnt tell

ESP 168a Risk and
Uncertainty 1
October 13th, 2016
Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty
Environmental policy analysis asks us to project the consequences of
policy into the future
But we dont know everything that will happen in the future
Good policy a

ESP 168a
Methods of Environmental
Policy Evaluation
September 22nd, 2016
Professor Frances Moore
fmoore@ucdavis.edu
TA: Megan Foster
mlfoster@ucdavis.edu
Why do Environmental Policy
Analysis?
1. Understand which policy will be most effective
2. Convince

ESP168a
Lecture12:
IntroductiontoLifecycleAssessment
forEnvironmentalProblems
ProfessorJoanOgden
November6,2012
jmogden@ucdavis.edu
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
(also known as life-cycle analysis,
ecobalance, and cradle-to-grave analysis)
LCA is a techniq

ESP 168A, October 21, 2014 Q My 6 5/ 08an
Class Exercise: Developing a Difference Equation Model from Data
This exercise will give you some practice using data to develop a simple model ofpopulalinn. using
difference equations.
In class we estimated po

ESP168a
EnvironmentalPolicyAnalysis
Lecture11:
Individualwelfare,Socialwelfare,
Roleofmarketsandgovernment
JoanOgden
November1,2012
jmogden@ucdavis.edu
Making Public Decisions:
Propositions
The purpose of public decisions is to promote the
welfare of soc

Answers
November 10, 2014
Problem Set 2 ESP 168a:
Multi-attribute problems, Cost Benefit Analysis, Present Value Arithmetic
1. Define the marginal rate of substitution, and the marginal rate of transformation.
From the discussion on p. 33-39 of Chapter 3

November 10, 2014
(due November 25, 2014)
Problem Set 3 ESP 168a: ANSWERS
Cost Benefit Analysis, Linear Programming
1. Assume that an economist has made analytically sound estimates of the construction
cost ($600,000) and the annual benefits and costs of

October 28, 2014
Ogden
Problem Set 1 ESP 168a: Answers
Choice Models, Difference Equations, Equilibrium
100 points total
1a. 30 points total 10 each of a), b), c) You are manager of a University vehicle
fleet. You need to replace some or all of the fleet

October 27, 2014
(due Monday November 10, 2014)
Problem Set 2 ESP 168a (Total 100 points):
Multi-attribute problems, Cost Benefit Analysis, Present Value Arithmetic
1. Define the marginal rate of substitution, and the marginal rate of transformation.
Disc

ESP 168A, Fall 2014
Ogden
GUIDELINES FOR PROJECT PRESENTATIONS DEC. 4,8,9
Time: You will have a total of 15 minutes. You should plan for a 10-12 minute talk, with 1 minute of
questions at the end and 1 minute for transition time to the next group.
Number

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ESP 168a November 18, 20l4
Midterm (closed book/notes)
0 Please answer the questions in the space provided.
0 Please show your work.
0 A total of 100 points is available.
1. (25 points) A new building is being constructed to high-energy efc

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ESP 168a
Models and Modeling,
2
September 29th, 2016
Creating a Model
1. Think about the goal of the modeling exercise. What are we modeling and why? How
accurate does it need to be? How computationally efficient?
2. Define the scope and resolution of th