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Ecology and economics share a common root: the Greek word oikos, meaning “home” or “a place to live”. Oikos is an Australian environmental policy blog focussing on the connections between the environment and the economy.
2016-03-19 18:53
Welcome to the archives of the Oikos blog.Oikos is a blog I authored from 2005 to 2009, focussing on environmental economics and environmental policy in Australia.If you'd like to contact me… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
If the tax structure from early last century prevailed today, we would have to raise $40 billion from excise and $230 billion from tariffs to meet today's revenue demand. At that rate the ex… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
Apparently today is Blog Action Day for Climate Change and I thought I'd throw it open to my wonderful blog readers.I find myself alternatively optimistic and despairing on climate change… Read More
2009-10-07 22:51
I saw Maclolm Turnbull interviewed the other night saying that he supported emissions trading and reminding people that emissions trading was indeed government policy under the previous Howa… Read More
2009-09-23 09:21
Strange weather in Australia recently: record high winter temperatures, bushfires in spring, hail the size of cricket balls overnight and we woke this morning to an apocalyptic orange glow i… Read More
2009-09-09 22:45
I remember reading a nice exposition of the efficient markets hypothesis on Andrew Leigh's blog a while back:So if we believe shoppers are as rational as traders (why not?), then there shoul… Read More
2009-09-09 22:16
The main difference between a carbon tax (emissions tax) and an emissions trading scheme is this. With a carbon tax, the price of emitting a unit of greenhouse gases is fixed but the total l… Read More
2009-09-09 05:02
Yes, those $900 cheques from Uncle Kevin can kill. That’s the finding of a new study in the Bulletin on Aging and Health:Many studies find that households increase their consumption a… Read More

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