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Rafik Hariri Professor of the Practice of International Political Economy

Abstract

A disproportionately large amount of the world's agronomic potential for the production of bioethanol is concentrated in a subset of developing countries. To develop that potential, countries need both the existence of an appropriate local business ecosystem and reliable global demand. The creation of a global market for green biofuels, however, is affected by a constellation of diverse and sometimes conflicting policy goals, which tend to complicate policy discussion. In this paper we compile a set of principles to guide the design of a global market for green biofuels.

Citation

Hausmann, Ricardo, and Rodrigo Wagner. "Certification Strategies, Industrial Development and a Global Market for Biofuels." Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Discussion Paper 2009-15, October 2009.