Publications

The Institute for Policy Integrity produces three types of publications: policy briefs, reports, and working papers. Geared to an audience of political decisionmakers, our policy briefs provide incisive and focused analysis on timely policy topics. Our report series develops deeper research and examination of our core issues. Our working papers give an opportunity for extensive and original scholarly research and analysis from established experts as well as fresh new voices.

Recent Publications

  • Flammable Planet: Wildfires and the Social Cost of Carbon

    Flammable Planet: Wildfires and the Social Cost of Carbon

    Report | by Peter Howard | September 16th, 2014

    Climate change is expected to make wildfires more frequent and intense, with new areas facing wildfire risk. This could take a serious toll on the U.S. economy by expanding the area that wildfires burn 50 percent by 2050—and raising projected damages by tens of billions of dollars a year. Flammable Planet provides the first-ever estimate of the extent to which climate change will magnify the future economic costs of wildfires.

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  • Regulating Greenhouse Gas Pollution from Existing Power Plants

    Regulating Greenhouse Gas Pollution from Existing Power Plants

    The State of the Debate

    Policy Brief | by Jack Lienke and Jason A Schwartz | May 19th, 2014

    Environmentalists, industry groups, and state governments have been vocal regarding their preferences for the shape of EPA’s forthcoming rule on greenhouse gas pollution from existing power plants. In this policy brief, Jack Lienke and Jason Schwartz survey 30 public letters, white papers, presentations, and reports from these stakeholders and outline their positions.

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  • Navigating Net Neutrality

    Navigating Net Neutrality

    Report | by Denise Grab | May 14th, 2014

    The Federal Communications Commission’s ability to protect the open Internet has been limited, due to recent court decisions. This report examines the regulatory options and
    recommends to FCC a course forward that will best promote the benefits of widespread Internet access.

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