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Bjart Holtsmark

Degree
Dr. Philos.
Position
Senior Researcher
Phone
+4798836198
Mobile
+47 98836198
E-mail
Bjart.Holtsmark@ssb.no
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About Bjart Holtsmark

I have two main research topics: Climate policy and taxation policy.

Currently I am working on a joint paper with Martin L. Weitzman (Economics Department, Harvard University) on the effects of linking permit markets. Here we investigate whether such linking will increase or reduce total emissions.

Within public economics, I am working on two papers, both on the theory of taxation and the question of the size of the marginal cost of public funds. One of these papers is a joint work with Åsmund Sunde Valseth (Norwegian Ministry of Finance) and Katinka Holtsmark (Economics Department, University of Oslo). In this paper we  provide a new and improved measure of the marginal costs of public funds. The other paper is single authored and is a response to recent claims that the marginal cost of public funds is one.

Doctoral Thesis:  Seven essays on policises and international cooperation to abate emissions of greenhouse gases

 

Selected publications

  1. Europe's Renewable Energy Directive Poised to Threaten the World's Forests. Nature Communications. September 2018
    Authors
    T. Searchinger, T. Beringer, B. Holtsmark, D. Kammen, E. Lambin, W. Lucht, P.H. Raven, and J.P. van Ypersele
  2. The marginal cost of puclic funds in the presence of inequality
    Authors
    Å. S. Valseth, B. Holtsmark, K. Holtsmark
  3. Is the marginal cost of public funds equal to one?
    Authors
    B. Holtsmark
  4. On the Effects of Linking Voluntary Cap-and-Trade Systems for CO2 Emissions. Working Paper no 25001. The National Bureau of Economic Research
    Authors
    Martin L. Weitzman, Bjart Holtsmark
  5. Quantifying the global warming potential of CO2-emissions from wood fuels. GCB Bioenergy (2015) 7, 195-206.
    Authors
    Bjart Holtsmark
  6. A comparison of the global warming effects of wood fuels and fossil fuels taking albedo into account. GCB Bioenergy (2015) 7:984-997.
    Authors
    Bjart Holtsmark
  7. Is Increased Use of Biofuels from Forests a Good Idea? In P. E. Stoknes and K. Eliassen (ed): Science Based Activism. Festschrift to Jorgen Randers (2015), Ch 15, p 293-309.
    Authors
    Bjart Holtsmark
  8. The Norwegian support and subsidy policy of electric cars. Environmental Science and Policy (2014) 42: 160-168.
    Authors
    Bjart Holtsmark and Anders Skonhoft
  9. Faustmann and the Climate. Journal of Forest Economics (2014),20, 192-210.
    Authors
    Michael Hoel, Bjart Holtsmark, Katinka Holtsmark
  10. Optimal harvest age considering multiple carbon pools - a comment, Journal of Forest Economics 19 (2013): 87-95
    Authors
    Bjart Holtsmark, Michael Hoel, Katinka Holtsmark
  11. Boreal forest management and its effect on atmospheric CO2, Ecological Modelling 248 (2013): 130-134.
    Authors
    Bjart Holtsmark
  12. Response: complexities of sustainable forest use, GCB Bioenergy 5 (2013) :1-2
    Authors
    Helmut Haberl, Ernst-Detlef Schulze, Christian Körner, Beverly E. Law, Bjart Holtsmark, Sebastiaan Luyssaert
  13. The outcome is in the assumptions: analyzing the effects on atmospheric CO2 levels of increased use of bioenergy from forest biomass , GCB Bioenergy 5 (2013) 5: 467-473.
    Authors
    Bjart Holtsmark
  14. Elbilpoltikken - fungerer den etter hensikten? Samfunnsøkonomen nr 5/2012
    Authors
    Bjart Holtsmark
  15. Haavelmo on the Climate Issue, Nordic Journal of Political Economy 37 (2012):1-26
    Authors
    Michael Hoel, Bjart Holtsmark
  16. International emissions trading: Good or Bad?, Economics Letters 117 (2012):362-364.
    Authors
    Bjart Holtsmark, Dag Einar Sommervoll
  17. Harvesting i boreal forests and the biofuel carbon debt, Climatic Change 112 (2012): 415—428
    Authors
    Bjart Holtsmark
  18. A credible compliance enforcement system for the climate regime, Climate Policy 12 (2012): 741-754.
    Authors
    Jon Hovi, Mads Greaker, Cathrine Hagem, Bjart Holtsmark
  19. Mechanism design for refunding emissions payment. , Discussion Papers 705 (2012)
    Authors
    Cathrine Hagem, Bjart Holtsmark, Thomas Sterner
  20. Emissions trading: Merely an efficiency neutral redistribution from climate change victims? , Scandinavian Journal of Economics 113 (2011): 784–797.
    Authors
    Odd Godal, Bjart Holtsmark
  21. Renegotiation-proof climate agreements with full participation – conditions for Pareto-efficiency, Environmental and Resource Economics 43 (2009), 519-533
    Authors
    Geir B. Asheim, Bjart Holtsmark
  22. Cap-and-Trade or Carbon Taxes? The Feasibility of Enforcement and the Effects of Non-Compliance. , International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics 6 (2006): 137 - 155
    Authors
    Jon Hovi, Bjart Holtsmark
  23. PPP Correction of the IPCC Emission Scenarios: Does It Matter? Climatic Change 68 (2005): 11-19.
    Authors
    Bjart J. Holtsmark, Knut H. Alfsen
  24. Emission trading under the Kyoto Protocol – effects on fossil fuel markets under alternative regimes. , Energy Policy 30 (2002): 207-218
    Authors
    Bjart Holtsmark, Ottar Mæstad