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  • Illuminating the Hidden Costs of Coal
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    Illuminating the Hidden Costs of Coal

    How the Interior Department Can Use Economic Tools to Modernize the Federal Coal Program

    By Jayni Foley Hein and Peter Howard
    December 14, 2015

    This report analyzes the hidden costs of coal production, and suggests updates that the Department of the Interior could make to modernize the federal coal program and earn “fair market value” for taxpayers, as required by law.

  • Expert Consensus on the Economics of Climate Change
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    Expert Consensus on the Economics of Climate Change

    By Peter Howard and Derek Sylvan
    December 7, 2015

    We surveyed everyone who published an article related to climate change in a highly ranked economics journal over the past 20 years. The survey revealed consensus that climate damages could be more severe and more immediate than previously thought.

  • Foreign Action, Domestic Windfall
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    Foreign Action, Domestic Windfall

    The U.S. Economy Stands to Gain Trillions from Foreign Climate Action

    By Peter Howard and Jason Schwartz
    November 5, 2015

    Global actions on climate change have already helped the United States avoid more than $200 billion in direct economic damage. Trillions of dollars more for the United States are at stake in securing commitments for future emissions reductions from foreign countries.

  • Reconsidering Coal’s Fair Market Value
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    Reconsidering Coal’s Fair Market Value

    The Social Costs of Coal Production and the Need for Fiscal

    By Jayni Foley Hein and Peter Howard
    October 5, 2015

    Coal mining on federal lands accounts for more than 40 percent of all coal produced in the United States. But outdated policies, longstanding loopholes, and prevalent environmental externalities keep American taxpayers from receiving their fair share of value from federal coal leases.

  • Supporting Survivors
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    Supporting Survivors

    The Economic Benefits of Providing Civil Legal Assistance to Survivors of Domestic Violence

    By Jennifer S. Rosenberg and Denise A. Grab
    July 21, 2015

    Evidence indicates that the social costs of domestic violence extend far beyond the private costs borne by victims and their immediate families. Supporting Survivors analyzes the social costs of this public health problem and explores civil legal aid efforts, which have been shown to reduce rates of domestic violence by helping victims obtain protective orders and other services.