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Impacts of large-scale expansion of biofuels on global poverty and income distribution (English)

This paper analyzes the impact of large-scale expansion of biofuels on the global income distribution and poverty. A global computable general equilibrium model is used to simulate the effects of the expansion of biofuels on resource allocation, commodity prices, factor prices and household income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6078 JUN 01, 2012

Cororaton, Caesar B.; Timilsina, Govinda R. Disclosed

The role of inventory adjustments in quantifying factors causing food price inflation (English)

The food commodity price increases beginning in 2001 and culminating in the food crisis of 2007/08 reflected a combination of several factors, including economic growth, biofuel expansion, exchange rate fluctuations, and energy price inflation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5744 AUG 01, 2011

Hochman, Gal; Rajagopal, Deepak; Timilsina, Govinda; Zilberman, David Disclosed

World oil price and biofuels : a general equilibrium analysis (English)

The price of oil could play a significant role in influencing the expansion of biofuels. However, this issue has not been fully investigated yet in the literature. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5673 JUN 01, 2011

Timilsina, Govinda R.; Mevel, Simon; Shrestha, Ashish Disclosed

Under what conditions does a carbon tax on fossil fuels stimulate biofuels ? (English)

A carbon tax is an efficient economic instrument to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide released from fossil fuel burning. Its impacts on production of renewable energy depend on how it is designed -- particularly in the context of the penetration of biofuels into the energy supply mix for road transportation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5678 JUN 01, 2011

Timilsina, Govinda R.; Csordas, Stefan; Mevel, Simon Disclosed

Biofuels and climate change mitigation : a CGE analysis incorporating land-use change (English)

The question of whether biofuels help mitigate climate change has attracted much debate in the literature. Using a global computable general equilibrium model that explicitly represents land-use change impacts due to the expansion of biofuels, this study attempts to shed some light on this question. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5672 JUN 01, 2011

Timilsina , Govinda R.; Mevel, Simon Disclosed

The impacts of biofuel targets on land-use change and food supply : a global CGE assessment (English)

This study analyzes the long-term impacts of large-scale expansion of biofuels on land-use change, food supply and prices, and the overall economy in various countries or regions using a global computable general equilibrium model, augmented by a land-use module and detailed representation of biofuel sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5513 DEC 01, 2010

Timilsina, Govinda R.; Beghin, John C.; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique; Mevel, Simon Disclosed

Advanced biofuel technologies : status and barriers (English)

Large-scale production of crop based (first generation) biofuels may not be feasible without adversely affecting global food supply or encroaching on other important land uses. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5411 SEP 01, 2010

Cheng, Jay J.; Timilsina, Govinda R Disclosed

Second-generation biofuels : economics and policies (English)

Recent increases in production of crop-based (or first-generation) biofuels have engendered increasing concerns over potential conflicts with food supplies and land protection, as well as disputes over greenhouse gas reductions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5406 AUG 01, 2010

Carriquiry, Miguel A.; Du, Xiaodong; Timilsina, Govinda R Disclosed

Biofuels : markets, targets and impacts (English)

This paper reviews recent developments in biofuel markets and their economic, social and environmental impacts. Several countries have introduced mandates and targets for biofuel expansion. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5364 JUL 01, 2010

Timilsina, Govinda R.; Shrestha, Ashish Disclosed