Editors: Andrew Schmitz, Norbert L. Wilson, Charles B. Moss, David Zilberman

The Economics of Alternative Energy Sources and Globalization

eBook: US $34 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $136
Printed Copy: US $119
Library License: US $136
ISBN: 978-1-60805-614-9 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-233-2 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2011
DOI: 10.2174/97816080523321110101

Introduction

Considerable effort and money are devoted to developing alternative energy sources, such as wind power, solar power, cellulosic ethanol, and biofuels. This ebook is a collection of research papers on alternative energy sources presented at the Economics of Alternative Energy Sources and Globalization: The Road Ahead Conference that was held in November 2009 in Orlando, Florida. Thirty-three papers were presented by leading experts in the field, with about half being published in the e-book. Several of the papers explored the economics of biofuels produced from corn, sugarcane, and/or forestry materials. Two of the papers addressed the link between biofuel production and U.S. agricultural policy, and how biofuels could reduce U.S. Treasury costs even though biofuels increase food prices. International subsidies promote alternative fuel production (e.g., Brazil). This ebook should be a very useful resource for readers interested in alternative energy research and related economic policy.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Andrew Schmitz
University of Florida
USA


Dr. Norbert L. Wilson
Auburn University
USA


Charles B. Moss
University of Florida
USA


David Zilberman
University of California-Berkeley
USA




Contributor(s):
Janaki Alavalapati
School of Forest Resources and Conservation
University of Florida
Post Office Box 110410
Gainesville
FL, 32611-0410
USA


David Blandford
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Pennsylvania State University
112D Armsby Building
University Park
PA, 16803
USA


Henry Bryant
Agricultural & Food Policy Center, Department of Agricultural Economics
Texas A&M University
2124 TAMU
College Station
TX, 77843-2124
USA


Sergio Capareda
Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering
Texas A&M University
2402 TAMU
College Station
TX, 77843
USA


Douglas R. Carter
School of Forest Resources and Conservation
University of Florida
Post Office Box 110410
Gainesville
FL, 32611-0410
USA


Harry de Gorter
Department of Applied Economics and Management
Cornell University
447 Warren Hall
Ithaca
NY, 14853



Daniel G. De La Torre Ugarte
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of Tennessee
310 Morgan Hall
Knoxville
TN, 37996-4519
USA


Puneet Dwivedi
School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Yale University, 125 Kroon Hall
195 Prospect Street
New Haven
CT, 06511
USA


Michael Farmer
Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics
Texas Tech University
Post Office Box 42132
Lubbock
TX, 79409
USA


Ivan Granja
Food and Resource Economics Department
University of Florida
Post Office Box 110240
Gainesville
FL, 32611
USA


Chad M. Hellwinckel
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of Tennessee
310 Morgan Hall
Knoxville
TN, 37996-4519
USA


Gal Hochman
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of California–Berkeley
207 Giannini Hall
Berkeley
CA, 94720-3310
USA


Alan Hodges
Food and Resource Economics Department
University of Florida
Post Office Box 110240
Gainesville
FL, 32611-0240
USA


Lonnie Ingram
Department of Microbiology and Cell Science
University of Florida
Post Office Box 110700
Gainesville
FL, 32611-0700
USA


David R. Just
Department of Applied Economics and Management
Cornell University
254 Warren Hall
Cornell University Ithaca
NY, 14853
USA


Erika Kliauga
Department of Applied Economics and Management
Cornell University
447 Warren Hall
Ithaca
NY, 14853
USA


Kurt K. Klein
Department of Economics
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K 3M4
Canada


Sherry Larkin
Food and Resource Economics Department
University of Florida
Post Office Box 110240
Gainesville
FL, 32611-0240
USA


Danny G. Le Roy
Department of Economics
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K 3M4
Canada


Xiaolan Liu
Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
Western Illinois University
528 Stipes Hall, 1 University Circle
Macomb
IL, 61455
USA


Jiamin Lu
Department of Agricultural Economics
Texas A&M University
2124 TAMU
College Station
TX, 77843-2124
USA


Seth Meyer
Agricultural and Applied Economics Department
University of Missouri–Columbia
101 Park de Ville Drive, Suite E
Columbia
MO, 65203
USA


Charles Moss
Food and Resource Economics Department
University of Florida
Post Office Box 110240
Gainesville
FL, 32611-0240
USA


Steffen Noleppa
Agripol–Network for Policy Advice GbR Agripol
Schivelbeiner Str. 21, D – 10439
Berlin
Germany


Joe L. Outlaw
Department of Agricultural Economics
Texas A&M University
2124 TAMU
College Station
TX, 77843-2124
USA


May Peters
United States Department of Agriculture
Economic Research Service (USDA/ERS)
1800 M Street NW, Room S5209
Washington, D.C, 20036-5831
USA


Deepak Rajagopal
Institute of the Environment
University of California–Los Angeles
Post Office Box 951496
Los Angeles, 90095-1496
CA


Mohammad Rahmani
Food and Resource Economics Department
University of Florida
Post Office Box 110240
Gainesville
FL, 32611-0240
USA


Robert Rapier
Chief Technology Officer
Merica International
67-1435 Mamalahoa Highway
Kamuela
HI, 96743



James W. Richardson
Department of Agricultural Economics
Texas A&M University
2124 TAMU
College Station
TX, 77843-2124
USA


Andrew Schmitz
Food and Resource Economics Department
University of Florida
Post Office Box 110240
Gainesville
FL, 32611-0240
USA


Troy G. Schmitz
Morrison School of Agribusiness & Resource Management
Arizona State University
7171 E. Sonoran Arroyo Mall
Mesa
AZ, 85212
USA


Gerald Schwarz
Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry, and Fisheries
Institute of Farm Economics, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut
Bundesallee 50, D-38116
Braunschweig
Germany


James Seale
Food and Resource Economics Department
University of Florida
Post Office Box 110240
Gainesville
FL, 32611-0240
USA


Teresa Serra
Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia, Edifici ESAB CREDA
C/Esteve Terrades, 8, E-08860 Castelldefels
Barcelona
Spain


Steve Sexton
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of California–Berkeley
207 Giannini Hall
Berkeley
CA, 94720-3310
USA


Thomas Stevens
Food and Resource Economics Department
University of Florida
Post Office Box 110240
Gainesville
FL, 32611-0240
USA


Yves Surry
Department of Economics
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Post Office Box 7013, 750 07
Uppsala
Sweden


Wyatt Thompson
Agricultural and Applied Economics Department
University of Missouri–Columbia
101 Park de Ville Drive, Suite E
Columbia
MO, 65203
USA


John Vansickle
Food and Resource Economics Department
University of Florida
Post Office Box 110240
Gainesville
FL, 32611-0240
USA


Harald von Witzke
Department of Agricultural Economics
Humboldt University of Berlin
Hannoversche Str. 27, D-10099
Berlin
Germany


Richard Weldon
Food and Resource Economics Department
University of Florida
Post Office Box 110240
Gainesville
FL, 32611-0240
USA


Pat Westhoff
Agricultural & Applied Economics Department/Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute
University of Missouri–Columbia
101 Park de Ville Drive, Suite E
Columbia
MO, 65203
USA


Michael Wetzstein
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
University of Georgia
315 Conner Hall (AAE)
Athens
GA, 30602
USA


Norbert Wilson
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Auburn University
100 Comer Hall
Auburn
AL, 36849
USA


Yuki Yano
Department of Economics
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Post Office Box 7013, 750 07
Uppsala
Sweden


Zibin Zhang
College of Economics
Zhejiang University
Hangzhou
P.R., 310027
China


David Zilberman
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of California–Berkeley
207 Giannini Hall
Berkeley
CA, 94720-3310
USA




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