Florian Habermacher

Research
Research

My research interests are rather widespread or broad (see my personal webprofile at University of St.Gallen for an attempt to list the most important areas), but my current research mainly concerns theoretical and applied economic modeling of climate policy issues.

List of my publications and presentations:

Working Papers:

Das garantierte Grundeinkommen: Eine (leider) nicht bezahlbare Idee [The Guaranteed Basic Income: An (unfortunately) not financeable Idea], HSG Economics Working Paper No. 2013-13, April 2013, St. Gallen (with Gebhard Kirchgässner).

Optimal Fuel-Specific Carbon Pricing and Time Dimension of Leakage (Current Update). HSG Economics Working Paper No. 1144, November 2011, St. Gallen.

The Law of Small Abatements: Prices over Quantities in Realistic Climate Policies, HSG Economics Working Paper No. 1118, May 2011, St. Gallen.

Climate Effects of Carbon Taxes, Taking into Account Possible Other Future Climate Measures, CESifo Working Paper No. 3404, March 2011, Munich: Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo Group Munich) (with Gebhard Kirchgässner).

Preliminary Drafts (work in progress)

Altruism, Religion and Irrationality – Emergence of Cultural Cooperation Dominating Innate Altruism Under Intermittent Evolutionary Pressure, paper presented at 18th Evolutionary Biology Meeting, September 2014, Marseilles. Abstract, Presentation.

Consistent Tax on Non-Renewable Resources Revisited
, January 2013.

No Green Fuel-Tax Paradox on Earth?, presented at IAEE 2012 PhD-Day, September 2012, Venice.

Admitted Uncertainty instead of Hidden Bias: The Case for Consequential Life Cycle Assessment, December 2012.

Asymmetric Tax Competition: Theoretical and Empirical Results, with Gebhard Kirchgässner; presented at IIPF 2012 Annual Meeting, August 2012, Dresden.

Journal & Book Contributions:

Does a Future Rise in Carbon Taxes Harm the Climate? Climate Policy and Exhaustible Resources – The Green Paradox and Beyond (Karen Pittel, Rick van der Ploeg, Cees Withagen (eds.), M.I.T. Press), forthcoming (Habermacher, F. & Kirchgässner, G.).

Das Bedingungslose Grundeinkommen – vielleicht wuenschenswert aber nicht bezahlbar
, Wirtschaftsdienst 2013, 93(9), 583-605, (Habermacher, F. & Kirchgässner, G.).

Is Carbon Leakage Really Low? A critical reconsideration of the leakage concept
. Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, Volume XI – Carbon Pricing, Growth and the Environment (Larry Kreiser, Ana Yabar Sterling et al. (eds.), Edward Elgar), 2012 (Habermacher, F.).

                           Older, non-economics papers:

Area of influence (AOI) sensitivity analysis: Application to Atlanta, Georgia. J. of Atmospheric Environment, 41(0), 5605-5617, 2007 (Napelenok, S., Habermacher, F., Akhtar, F., Hu, Y., & Russell, A. G).

Area of influence (AOI) development: Fast generation of receptor-oriented sensitivity fields for use in regional air quality modeling. J. of Environmental Science and Technology, 41(11), 3997-4003, 2007 (Habermacher, F., Napelenok, S., Akhtar, F., Hu, Y., & Russell, A. G.).

Popular Articles:

Das garantierte Grundeinkommen: Eine (leider) nicht bezahlbare Idee [The Guaranteed Basic Income: An (unfortunately) not financeable Idea], Ökonomenstimme (15.4.2013) (with Gebhard Kirchgässner).

Steuerdaten: Wie die vermeintlichen Beschützer das Bankgeheimnis blossstellen, forausblog (13.9.2012).

Die Schweiz und Deutschland im Steuerkrieg: Moral oder Interessen?, Ökonomenstimme (6.8.2012) (with Gebhard Kirchgässner).

Sind Wertpapierhändler schlimmer als Psychopathen? (2011). Ökonomenstimme (28.10.2011) and revised version appeared in Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) (November 21, 2011, p. 25) (with Gebhard Kirchgässner).

Nutzen von Energiestrategien nicht mit Arbeitsplatzzahlen verwechseln (2011), appeared on Batz.ch (6.10.2011).

Hoffen auf eine auch politisch smarte Energiezukunft (2011). swissfuture (Heft 2/11): Zukunft der Energie (12.9.2011).

Die kreative CO2-Buchhaltung der SBB (2011). Original (PDF) as appeared on Batz.ch (5.7.2011), and revised version appeared in Weltwoche (June 30, 2011, Nr. 26) (with Mark Schelker).

Presentations:

     2014

Altruism, Religion and Irrationality – Emergence of Cultural Cooperation Dominating Innate Altruism Under Intermittent Evolutionary Pressure. 18th Evolutionary Biology Meeting, 19.9.2014, Marseilles.

     2013

Dynamic Carbon Leakage and Taxation with Depletion and DiscountingCESifo Area Conference on Energy and Climate Economics, 31.10.2013, Munich.

I Know I Don’t Know the Leakage Rate – And Nobody Else Knows It Either
. Public Thesis Defense Presentation, 11.9.2013, St. Gallen.

Electricity Modelling: Which Elements Matter? – An Example. Ghent Summer School on the Economics of Electricity Markets, 30 Aug 2013, Ghent, BE.

Consistent Tax on Non-Renewable Resources Revisited. SSES Annual Congress, 20.6.2013, University of Neuchâtel.

     2012

No Green Fuel-Tax Paradox on Earth. BrownBag Seminar UNISG, 19.12.2012, University of St. Gallen.

Dynamic Leakage, Carbon Pricing and Fuel Market Modeling. OxCarre Seminar, 21.11.2012, University of Oxford.

Dynamic Leakage, Carbon Pricing and Fuel Market Modeling. CESifo Seminar, 19.11.2012, CESifo Munich.

Carbon Taxation if Liquefied Coal will (not) Substitute Oil and Gas, British Institute of Energy Economics 9th Academic Conference, 20.9.2012, Oxford.

Optimal Fuel-Specific Carbon Pricing and Time Dimension of Leakage, IAEE European Conference, 12.9.2012, Venice.

No Green Fuel-Tax Paradox on Earth?, IAEE European Conference - PhD-Day, 9.9.2012, Venice.


Optimal Fuel-Specific Carbon Pricing and Time Dimension of Leakage. 68th Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF) (2012), 16-19.8.2012, TU Dresden.

Climate Effects of Carbon Taxes, Taking into Account Other Possible Future Climate Measures. Theory and Empiricis of the Green Paradox - CESifo Summer Institute Workshop, 20.7.2012, Venice International University, San Servolo.

Optimal Fuel-Specific Carbon Pricing and Time Dimension of Leakage. Rationality - Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES) (2012), 12.-13.4.2012, University of Zurich.

Fuel-Specific Carbon Pricing and Time Dimension of Leakage. Spring Meeting of Young Economists (SMYE) (2012), 26.-28.4.2012, ZEW Mannheim.

     2011

Green Go for the Cheap – The Effect of Pricing Situations and Market Conditions on Attributable Externalities. Sustainable Consumption Conference – Towards Action and Impact (2011), 5.-8.11.2011, Curiohaus, Hamburg.

Fuel-Dependent Carbon Pricing – How the Law of One Price is Violated for realistic climate policies. 12th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation (GCET) (2011), 20-21.10.2011, Institute de Estudios Fiscales, Madrid.

Climate Effects of Carbon Taxes, Taking into Account Possible Other Future Climate Measures Measures - A Relativization of the Green Paradox. North American Conference on Energy Economics (30th USAEE/IAEE) on Redefining the Energy Economy: Changing Roles of Industry, Government and Research (2011), 9-12.10.2011, Washington DC.

The Smart Carbon Price is Fuel-Dependent – How the law of one price is violated for realistic climate policies. Smart Energy Strategies Conference (2011), 21-23.9.2011, ETH Zurich.

Climate Effects of Carbon Taxes, Taking into Account Possible Other Future Climate Measures Measures - A Relativization of the Green Paradox. Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik (2011), 4-7.9.2011, Frankfurt am Main.

Climate Effects of Carbon Taxes, Taking into Account Possible Other Future Climate Measures Measures - A Relativization of the Green Paradox. 67th Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF) (2011), 8-11.7.2011, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, An Arbor USA.

Brennstoffspezifische CO2-Steuersätze – Mehr als ein theoretisches Konstrukt. Finanzwissenschaftliches Forschungsseminar der LMU Universität München (2011), 22.7.2011, ifo-Institut, München DE.

The Law of Small Abatements - Prices over Quantities in Realistic Climate Policies. 3rd French Assoc. of Energy Econ. (FAEE) PhD workshop, IFP Energies nouvelles, Paris, July 2011.

Climate Effects of Carbon Taxes, Taking into Account Possible Other Future Climate Measures - A Relativization of the Green Paradox. Presented at 18th European Assoc. for Environmental and Resource Econ. (EAERE) Annual Conference, University of Rome Tor Vergata, July 2011 (with Gebhard Kirchgässner).

Climate Effects of Carbon Taxes, Taking into Account Possible Other Future Climate Measures - A Relativization of the Green Paradox. Presented at 34th Intl. Assoc. for Energy Econ. (IAEE) International Conference, Stockholm School of Economics, June 2011 (with Gebhard Kirchgässner).

Uniform Willingness To Pay for Global Emission Reductions – On the Need for Fuel-Specific Carbon Prices. Presented at PhD-Day of the 34th Intl. Assoc. for Energy Econ. (IAEE) International Conference, Stockholm School of Economics, June 2011.

Climate Effects of Carbon Taxes, Taking into Account Possible Other Future Climate Measures - A Relativization of the Green Paradox. Presented at Annual Conference of the Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES) (2011) "New Developments in Political Economy", June 2011 (with Gebhard Kirchgässner).

Climate Effects of Carbon Taxes, Taking into Account Possible Other Future Climate Measures - A Relativization of the Green Paradox. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Austrian Economic Association (NOeG) (2011) "Climate and Global Change", June (with Gebhard Kirchgässner).

The Law of Small Abatements: Prices Over Quantities in Realistic Climate Policies. Presented at 22nd International Climate Policy Workshop, Cologne 2011.

Impossibility of long-term Commitments and the Desirability of Current Climate Policies. Presented at Spring Meeting of Young Economists (SMYE), Groeningen NL (with Gebhard Kirchgässner).

CO2 Tax and Anticipation Effects in Light of Future Climate Measures: A Relativization of the Green Paradox. Presented at Young Swiss Economists Meeting (YSEM) of the Swiss Society for Economics and Statistics (SSES), Bern 2011 (with Gebhard Kirchgässner).

CO2-Steuer und Antizipierungseffekte im Lichte zukünftiger Klimamassnahmen: Eine Relativierung des Grünen Paradoxon. Presented at AURÖ-Nachwuchsworkshop of the Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS), Heidelberg 2011 (with Gebhard Kirchgässner).

     2010

CO2 Tax and Anticipation Effects in Light of Future Climate Measures: A Relativization of the Green Paradox. Presented at 21st International Climate Policy Workshop, Zürich 2011 (with Gebhard Kirchgässner).

CO2-Steuer und Antizipierungseffekte im Lichte zukünftiger Klimamassnahmen: Eine Relativierung des Grünen Paradoxon. Presented at Conference New Developments in Political Economy - Basel, Basel 2010 (with Gebhard Kirchgässner).

Green Urgency - Why a GHG-tax is not counterproductive despite anticipation effects (and why thus the Green Paradox is misleading). Presented at 2nd Workshop of the Swiss Association for Energy Economics (SAEE) Student Chapter, ETH Zurich 2010 (with Gebhard Kirchgässner).

Contribution to Report:

Ph. Thalmann, Instruments économiques pour la gestion du territoire dans le canton de Vaud  (Economic Instruments for Spatial Managment in the Canton of Vaud), REME-EPFL, 2007

Book Reviews:

Urs Meister (Avenir Suisse) (2010), Energiesicherheit ohne Autarkie – Die Schweiz im globalen Kontext, Journal Aussenwirtschaft, 2011, Review by Florian Habermacher.

Frank Bodmer and Silvio Borner (2010), CRASH – Marktversagen Staatsversagen, Journal Aussenwirtschaft, Issue 2010-IV, Review by Florian Habermacher.

Miscellaneous:

Interview Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen (unconditional basic income), Radio LoRa Zurich: Radiologisch, 27 Aprli 2013.

Joint Implementation. Article in Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, G. S. Philander (ed.), 2nd Edition, July 2012, SAGE Publications.

Research