I haven’t been posting much here because I do not have anything smart to say about the 2012 election and I sense that the RBC is fixated on this event. Â In my own day to day research, I continue to work on the broad topic of “Green Cities” and how to create incentives and “rules of the game” so that fast growing cities can actually enjoy environmental improvements. Â I’ve recently worked with the ADB to write a paper called “Green Urbanization in Asia”. Â Â With my co-author Prof. Siqi Zheng of Tsinghua University, we are revising an academic paper on China’s urban pollution dynamics for the Journal of Economic Literature and we are also writing a popular book on this subject. Â For a quick overview of our thinking read thisÂ and this.