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Pricing ambiguity in catastrophe risk insurance

Pricing ambiguity in catastrophe risk insurance

a working paper by Simon Dietz, Falk Niehörster 26 days ago

The authors of this paper apply a newly developed insurance pricing model to two catastrophe model data sets relating to hurricane risk in two locations in the Atlantic basin, estimating ambiguity loads – the extra insurance premium due to ambiguity – and showing how these depend on the insurer’s attitude to ambiguity. read more »


Do energy efficiency standards hurt consumers? Evidence from household appliance sales

Do energy efficiency standards hurt consumers? Evidence from household appliance sales

a research article by Arlan Brucal, Michael Roberts about 1 month ago

This paper examines whether energy efficiency standards influence consumer welfare. read more »


The role of power prices in structural transformation: Evidence from the Philippines

a research article by Majah-Leah Ravago, Arlan Brucal, James Roumasset, Jan Carlo Punongbayan about 2 months ago

This paper examines the role of power prices on deindustrialization. read more »


Institutions, climate change, and the foundations of long-term policymaking

Institutions, climate change, and the foundations of long-term policymaking

a working paper by Jared J. Finnegan about 2 months ago

This paper focuses on the role of political institutions, particularly electoral rules, and state–business relationships, to ask why some countries take strong action to address long-term problems like climate change while others do very little. read more »


Patterns of outdoor exposure to heat in three South Asian cities

Patterns of outdoor exposure to heat in three South Asian cities

a research article by Christian Siderius about 2 months ago

This paper presents an assessment of exposure to outdoor heat in the South Asian cities Delhi, Dhaka, and Faisalabad. read more »


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Unlocking the strategic economic opportunity of clean and inclusive growth

Unlocking the strategic economic opportunity of clean and inclusive growth

a policy publication by Patrick Curran, Nick Robins, Nicholas Stern 5 days ago

Chapter in the Banque De France’s Financial Stability Review no. 23 – June 2019. read more »


How to price carbon to reach net-zero emissions in the UK

a policy publication by Josh Burke, Rebecca Byrnes, Sam Fankhauser 28 days ago

This report explains the importance of pricing carbon as a key component of any strategy to reach net-zero emissions in the UK, setting out how the price may differ sector to sector and how to incentivise negative emissions. read more »


China’s 14th Plan, sustainable development and the new era

China’s 14th Plan, sustainable development and the new era

a policy publication by Isabella Neuweg, Nicholas Stern about 1 month ago

Isabella Neuweg and Nick Stern describe the systemic reforms that could foster the investments in physical, human, natural and social capital that will drive forward China’s new era of high-quality, sustainable and inclusive growth and development. At the same time China can provide great support for its partner countries in the Belt and Road as they seek sustainable and inclusive development. read more »


Sustainability and internationalism:  driving development in  the 21st century

Sustainability and internationalism: driving development in the 21st century

a policy publication by Nicholas Stern about 3 months ago

Nicholas Stern contends that embarking on a path of strong, sustainable and inclusive growth can deliver the zero-carbon economy and the Sustainable Development Goals, and that such a strategy both requires, and can help create, a new internationalism. This is an extended version of a lecture by Professor Stern delivered in February 2019 at the University of Cambridge. read more »


Legislating for a low carbon and climate resilient transition: learning from international experiences

a policy publication by Alina Averchenkova about 3 months ago

This paper aims to inform policy experts, legislators and decision makers on recent trends in climate change policy-making around the world and draws on the lessons learnt in relation to … read more »


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Successful adaptation to climate change needs new blends of research approaches

Successful adaptation to climate change needs new blends of research approaches

a commentary by Declan Conway, Patrick Curran about 24 hours ago

Declan Conway and Patrick Curran use recent findings from research into different risk assessment approaches and adaptation planning in climate change ‘hotspots’ in Africa and Asia to show the value of hybrid methods for creating more sustainable adaptation strategies. read more »


UK newspaper ‘The Daily Telegraph’ duped by Bjorn Lomborg’s climate propaganda

a commentary by Bob Ward yesterday

‘The Daily Telegraph’ newspaper in the UK has become the latest victim of Bjorn Lomborg’s global dissemination campaign of inaccurate and misleading information about climate change. Over the past 18 … read more »


Young people to advise UK on hitting net zero emissions by 2050

Young people to advise UK on hitting net zero emissions by 2050

a mention in the media for Nicholas Stern 6 days ago

Nicholas Stern comments on the decision by the UK Government to commit to meeting the target of ending carbon emissions by 2050. read more »


Britain pledges to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Britain pledges to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 6 days ago

Bob Ward comments on the decision by the UK Prime Minister to put forward legislation that will commit the United Kingdom to eliminating its contribution to climate change by 2050. read more »


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Prime Minister deserves “great credit” for 2050 net-zero target, says Lord Stern

Press release 6 days ago

Lord Stern welcomes the “historic move” by the UK Government to set a target for cutting annual emissions of greenhouse gases to net zero by 2050. read more »


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