Testimony, Reports, and Working Papers


 “Theory of Invention in the Firm,” presented to December 1966 meetings of the Econometric Society, abstracted, Econometrica, Volume 35, 1967.

“A Welfare Measure of National Output,” No. 00813, August 13, 1970.

“GNP and the Quality of Life,” Paper prepared for the General Symposium of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, December 30, 1971.

“Inflation 1973: The Year of Infamy,” Challenge, May/June 1974, pp. 14-22. Expanded version later appeared in National Bureau of Economic Research, Volumes on Income and Wealth.

“Welfare Measures for Regional Policies,” N.B.E.R. Conference on “New Directions in Federal Economic Development Programs,” 1973.

“Economic Growth,” in Willem L. Oltmans, On Growth, Capricorn Books: New York), Section 19, pp. 119-125, 1974.

“World Modeling from the Bottom Up,” IIASA Research Memorandum, RM-75-001, Austria, April 1975.

“Mental Maps: Without Spaghetti They are Baloney,” (IIASA Working Paper, WP 75-44, Austria, June 1975.)

“Can We Control Carbon Dioxide?,” (IIASA Working Paper, WP 75-63, Austria, June 1975.)

“Nits in the WPI,” Paper prepared for Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference on the Wholesale Price Index, October 1975.

“How Should We Model Policy Makers?,” February 1976, Paper presented at the Global Opportunity and Constraints for Regional Development– Working Seminar, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, February 19, 1976.

“Decisionmaking and Decisionmakers,” paper published in Johns Hopkins Centennial Symposium on Decisionmaking in Society, February 1976.

“A Simulation Model of the Allocation of Energy Resources and Technology,” prepared for National Research Council, Committee on Nuclear and Alternative Energy Systems, April 1976.

“What is the Tradeoff Between Energy Consumption and Real Income?,” paper prepared for National Research Council, Committee on Nuclear and Alternative Energy Systems, October 1976.

“Strategies for the Control of Carbon Dioxide,” Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper, mimeo, 1976, Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper 443, January 6, 1977.

“What is the Value of Advanced Nuclear Power?,” Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper 449, February 1977.

“Modeling Technological Change: Use of Mathematical Programming Models in the Energy Sector,” CFP 457 (with L. Van der Heyden).

“The Carbon Dioxide Problem,” paper presented to the American Geophysical Union, Washington, May 1977.

“The National Energy Plan,” Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the House Commerce Committee, June 1, 1977.

“The Medium Run Outlook for the United States Economy,” presented to the U.S.-U.S.S.R. working group of experts, Washington, June 1977.

“Economic Impacts of the National Energy Plan,” Testimony before the Subcommittee on Trade of the House Committee on Ways and Means, September 1977.

“Foreign Trade and International Payments,” Testimony before the Joint Senate-House Subcommittee on International Economics, October 1977.

“Developments in the Foreign Sector,” Testimony before the Subcommittee on Trade of the Committee on Ways and Means, November 1977.

“Unemployment Rates in Different Demographic Groups,” Testimony before the Task Force on Distributive Impacts of Budget and Economic Policies of the House Budget Committee, February 1978.

“Recent Behavior of the Dollar,” Testimony before the Subcommittee on Foreign Economic Policy of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, August 1978.

“Regulatory Reform,” Testimony before the Administrative Practice and Procedure Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, September 1978.

“How Should We Revise Our Beliefs About Nuclear Power Safety After Three Mile Island?” Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 532, July 1979.

“The Energy Crisis and Macroeconomic Policy,” Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 534, July 1979.

“Thinking About Carbon Dioxide: Theoretical and Empirical Aspects of Optimal Control Strategies,” Department of Energy, Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper 565.

“The Macroeconomic Impacts of Energy and Policy Options,” testimony before House Budget Committee, February 19, 1980.

“The Macroeconomic Cost of Microeconomic Shocks: The Case of Oil,” Paper prepared for AEA Annual Meetings, September 1980.

“Planning for Petroleum Shortages,” testimony before the Senate Finance Committee, published in Senate Finance Committee, Special Oil Taxes, November/December 1980.

“The Economic Outlook and Appropriate Policies: Looking to the Early 1980s,” testimony before the Joint Economic Committee, The 1981 Economic Report of the President, Part I, pp. 17-19, January 1981.

“Comments on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards: Occupant Crash Protection,” March 1981, May 1981, and November 1983.

“Passive Restraints: An Economic Perspective,” Testimony before House Subcommittee on Telecommunications, April 1981.

“Are Real Interest Rates Really High?” paper prepared for International Monetary Fund, May 1982.

“The Measurement of Social Risk,” with Steven Durlauf, Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper, September 1982.

Competition and Turmoil in the Gasoline Marketing Industry, with F. Sturdivant and R. Russell, Management Analysis Center, 1983.

“Chaos and Confusion: The International Economy Today,” Bulletin of Centre d'Etudes Prospective, May 1983.

“The Impact of National Policies on the Local Economy,” testimony before the Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy, House Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, An Assessment of Current and Prospective Conditions Affecting Employment and the Prospects for Economic Recovery, Serial No. 98-115, October 1, 1984.

Superfund Financing: An Analysis of CERCLA Taxes and Alternative Revenue Approaches, Management Analysis Center, 1984.

“Empirical Tests of the Rationality of Economic Forecasts: A Fixed Horizons Approach,” with Steven Durlauf, Cowles Foundation Discussion paper, November 1984.

“How to Increase National Saving,” Challenge, May/June 1988. 44. “Curbing the Deficit While Meeting National Priorities,” testimony before the Senate Budget Committee, February 21, 1985.

 “The Efficiency of Economic Forecasts,” paper prepared for the International Energy Workshop, Laxenburg, Austria, June 1985; Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper, September 1985.

 “Uncertainties and Research Priorities,” Testimony to the House Subcommittee on Science, October 8, 1991, published in the Hearing Proceedings.

“Rolling the 'DICE': An Optimal Transition Path for Controlling Greenhouse Gases,” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Chicago, Illinois, February 1992.

48. “Editors' Introduction,” Energy Policy, Vol. 23, No. 4/5, 1995, pp. 251-252.

49. “Climate Allowances Protocol (CAP): Comparison of Alternative Global Tradable Emissions Regimes,” Paper presented to the NBER/Yale Workshop on International Environmental Economics, Snowmass, Colorado, August 1997, manuscript dated June 17, 1997.

 “Modeling Induced Innovation in Climate-Change Policy,” Paper presented at the Workshop on Induced Technological Change, IIASA, Austria, June 1997 and at NBER Summer Institute on Public Economics, August 1997.

 “Perspectives on Climate Change Past and Present,” in Brian P. Flannery, Klaus R. Kohlhase, and Duane G. LeVine, IPIECA Symposium on Critical Issues in the Economics of Climate Change, IPIECA, London, 1997.

 “What are the External Costs of More Rapid Population Growth? Theoretical Issues and Empirical Estimates,” with Joseph Boyer, Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Philadelphia, USA, February, 1998.

 “The Health of Nations: Irving Fisher and the Contribution of Improved Longevity to Living Standards,” Paper presented at a Conference Celebrating Irving Fisher, May 1998.

 “From Porcopolis to Carbopolis: The Evolution from Pork Bellies to Emissions Trading,” Paper presented at a Workshop on Emissions Trading, Chicago Federal Reserve Bank, June 1998.

 “Is the Kyoto Protocol a Dead Duck? Are There Any Live Ducks Around? Comparison of Alternative Global Tradable Emissions Regimes,” Presented at the Snowmass Workshop on Architectural Issues in the Design of Climate Change Policy Instruments and Institutions, August 1998.

. “New Estimates of the Economic Impacts of Climate Change,” Yale University, October 1998.

 “The Contribution of Health to Income,” paper prepared for volume on Health and Economic Progress, Chicago, 1999.

 “Global Public Goods and the Problem of Global Warming,” Annual Lecture, Institut d'Economie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse, France, June 1999.

 “Modeling Induced Innovation in Climate-Change Policy,” Paper prepared for IIASA-Yale Conference on Induced Innovation, June 1999.

 “The Economic Impacts of Abrupt Climatic Change.” Paper prepared for a Meeting on Abrupt Climate Change: The Role of Oceans, Atmosphere, and the Polar Regions, National Research Council, January 22, 1999

 “The Measurement of Time with Simultaneous Activities,” paper prepared for Workshop on Measurement and Research on Time Use Committee on National Statistics of the National Academy of Sciences, May 27-28, 1999.

 “Fifty Years of Economics, Fifty Years of ECONOMICS,” Journal of Economic Education , Fall 1999, pp. 51-55.

 Amicus Brief on Remedy in U.S. v. Microsoft, April 27, 2000. Available on the web at http://www.econ.yale.edu/~nordhaus/homepage/Amicus%20brief%20port.htm

 Measurement of and Research on Time Use: Report of a Workshop , editor with Shelly van Ploeg, Shelly Ver Ploeg, Julie DaVanzo, Frank Samaniego, Joseph Altonji, and Norman Bradburn, National Academy of Science Press, 2000. Available at http://www.nap.edu/catalog/9866.html

 Presentation at the First Plenary Session of the White House Conference on the New Economy, April 2000. Available on the web at http://www.econ.yale.edu/~nordhaus/homepage/Public%20Service.htm

 Policy Rules in the New Economy,” Paper prepared for a joint meeting sponsored by the Senate Budget Committee and the Congressional Budget Committee, June 5, 2000

 “Technology, Economic Growth, and the New Economy,” Background paper prepared for a conference on “R&D and the New Economy,” Norskopping, Sweden, June 13, 2000.

 “Alternative Methods for Measuring Productivity Growth,” November 14, 2000.

 “New Data and Output Concepts for Understanding Productivity Trends,” November 6, 2000.

 Contributor to Informing America's Policy on Illegal Drugs: What We Don't Know Keeps Hurting Us, Charles Manski, John Pepper, and Carol Petrie, eds., National Academy Press, 2001.

 “Productivity Growth and the New Economy,” November, 2000.

 Contributor to National Research Council, Abrupt Climate Change: Inevitable Surprises, National Academy Press, Washington, 2002.

 “The Progress of Computing,” (version 5.2.2), April 2002. 

 “An Economist's View of the Statistical State of the Nation, “Twstimony before the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, July 24, 2002. 

 “After Kyoto: Alternative Mechanisms to Control Global Warming “ (Paper prepared for the meetings of the American Economic Association and the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, January 2002). 

 Abrupt Climate Change: Inevitable Surprises, National Academy of Sciences, December 2001. Panel member and coauthor of Chapter on Impacts. 
For an online version of the report, go to http://www.nap.edu/books/0309074347/html/ . 

 “The Economic Impacts of Abrupt Climate Change” (January 1999, August 1999, March 2001). For a pdf version, click here .

 “Principles of National Accounting For Non-Market Accounts,” April 9, 2000, Prepared for Meeting of the Panel on A Study on the Design of Non-Market Accounts, National Research Council.

. “The Outlook for Energy Three Decades After the Energy Crisis,” The International Energy Workshop, Paris, June 22-24, 2004.

 “The Story of a Bubble,” New York Review of Books, October 2004.

 “Comment on Alan Blinder and Alan Krueger,” Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2004:2.

 “Principles of National Accounting For Non-Market Accounts,” Presented at American Economic Association, “Beyond the Market: A Panel Discussion on Accounting for the Economic Contributions of Nonmarket Activity,” January 2005.

 “Profile of an Election: The Story of a Non-Mandate, The Economists’ Voice, January 2005.

 “Alternative Measures of Output in Global Economic-Environmental Models: Purchasing Power Parity or Market Exchange Rates?” Prepared for Meeting of IPCC Expert Meeting on Emission Scenarios, US- EPA Washington, DC, January 12-14, 2005, February 8, 2005 (see above for published article).

 William Nordhaus, Qazi Azam, David Corderi, Kyle Hood, Nadejda Makarova Victor, Mukhtar Mohammed, Alexandra Miltner, and Jyldyz Weiss, “The G-Econ Database on Gridded Output: Methods and Data,” Yale University, May 12, 2006, available at gecon.yale.edu.

 “The Economics of Hurricanes in the United States,” Internet version, September 20, 2006; revised August 2009.

 “Alternative Policies and Sea-Level Rise in the RICE-2009 Model,” Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers, Cowles Foundation, Yale University, 2009.

 “The Effects of the Security Environment on Military Expenditures: Pooled Analyses of 159 Countries, 1950-2000,” joint with John Oneal and Bruce Russett, Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers, Cowles Foundation, Yale University, 2009

 “The Perils of the Learning Model For Modeling Endogenous Technological Change,” Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers, Cowles Foundation, Yale University, 2009; presented at the National Academy of Sciences Workshop on Mitigation, April 2010. Click here

 “Environmental Accounting for Pollution: Methods with an Application to the United States Economy,” with Nicholas Muller and Robert Mendelsohn, 2010.

 “The Economics of an Integrated World Oil Market,” Address prepared for Annual Conference of Energy Information Agency, 2009, and June 2009 meeting of International Energy Workshop.

 “Economic Issues in a Designing a Global Agreement on Global Warming,” Keynote Address Prepared for Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges, and Decisions, Copenhagen, Denmark, March 10-12, 2009.

 “Designing a Friendly Space for Technological Change to Slow Global Warming,” paper presented for a conference volume, Snowmass Conference on Technologies to Combat Global Warming, August 3-4, 2009.

 "Estimates of the Social Cost of Carbon: Background and Results of the RICE-2011 Model," Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper, October 2011, click here.

 "Economics and the Geosciences," Presentation at AAAS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, February 19, 2011, click here.

William D. Nordhaus and Xi Chen, “The value of luminosity data as a proxy for economic statistics,” National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 16317, 2010.

 John Broome, William Nordhaus, and A. Agrawa. The Public and Private Morality of Climate Change: Symposium on the Tanner Lecture on Human Values, University of Michigan, 2012.

"Some Foundational and Transformative Grand Challenges for the Social and Behavioral Sciences: The Problem of Global Public Goods." American Economic Association, Ten Years and Beyond: Economists Answer NSF's Call for Long-Term Research Agendas, 2010.

Projections and uncertainties about climate change in an era of minimal climate policies (No. w22933). National Bureau of Economic Research and Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper, 2016.

Gillingham, K., Nordhaus, W.D., Anthoff, D., Blanford, G., Bosetti, V., Christensen, P., McJeon, H., Reilly, J. and Sztorc, P., “Modeling Uncertainty in Climate Change: A Multi-Model Comparison,” (No. w21637). 2015, National Bureau of Economic Research and Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper.

Christensen, P., Gillingham, K., Nordhaus, W., 2016. Uncertainty in Forecasts of Long-Run Productivity Growth.

“Evolution of Assessments of the Economics of Global Warming: Changes in the DICE model, 1992–2017” (No. w23319). National Bureau of Economic Research and Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper, 2017.