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Methods for strengthening a weak instrument in the case of a persistent treatment

Methods for strengthening a weak instrument in the case of a persistent treatment

a working paper by Michel Berthélemy, Petyo Bonev, Damien Dussaux, Magnus Söderberg yesterday

When evaluating policy treatments that are persistent and endogenous, available instrumental variables often exhibit more variation over time than the treatment variable. This leads to a weak instrumental variable problem, … read more »


International patent families: from application strategies to statistical indicators

International patent families: from application strategies to statistical indicators

a working paper by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Yann Ménière, Myra Mohnen yesterday

This paper provides an in-depth analysis of the characteristics of international patent families, including their domestic component. The authors exploit a relatively under-studied feature of patent families, namely the number … read more »


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Luring others into climate action: coalition formation games with threshold and spillover effects

a research article by Valentina Bosetti, Melanie Heugues, Alessandro Tavoni 12 days ago

We explore the prospects of cooperation in a threshold public bad game. The experiment’s setup allows us to investigate the issue of effort coordination between signatories and non-signatories to … read more »


Fit for Purpose and Fit for the Future? An Evaluation of the UK’s New Flood Reinsurance Pool

Fit for Purpose and Fit for the Future? An Evaluation of the UK’s New Flood Reinsurance Pool

a research article by Swenja Surminski 14 days ago

This paper evaluates the UK’s “Flood Re” program, including the roles of the public and private sectors, risk modeling and risk communication, technical underwriting, distributional aspects, and behavioral implications of … read more »


Social discounting: the SOC/STP divide

Social discounting: the SOC/STP divide

a working paper by Michael Spackman 19 days ago

More than 50 years of social discounting literature have not delivered satisfactory academic guidance to government practitioners. Users of the social opportunity cost (SOC) paradigm do not always appreciate that … read more »


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The use of evidence by the Cabinet Office: submitted to the ‘My Science Inquiry’ by the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology

The use of evidence by the Cabinet Office: submitted to the ‘My Science Inquiry’ by the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology

a policy paper by Bob Ward 2 days ago

These are the annotated notes to accompany an oral presentation on 1 February 2017 to the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology.


What Can the United States Learn from the United Kingdom’s New Flood Reinsurance Pool?

What Can the United States Learn from the United Kingdom’s New Flood Reinsurance Pool?

a policy report by Swenja Surminski 14 days ago

The UK’s new Flood Re program has supported the private flood insurance market, but also demonstrates that flood insurance cannot be kept affordable without a concerted effort to reduce … read more »


Submission to inquiry by the House of Commons Select Committee on Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee on ‘Leaving the EU: negotiation priorities for energy and climate change policy’

Submission to inquiry by the House of Commons Select Committee on Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee on ‘Leaving the EU: negotiation priorities for energy and climate change policy’

a policy paper by Bob Ward, Maria Carvalho about 1 month ago

This submission to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee’s inquiry on Leaving the EU looks at which aspects of EU policy should be retained and the potential impact of Brexit on Paris Agreement pledges. read more »


Assessing the consistency of national mitigation actions in the G20 with the Paris Agreement

a policy report by Alina Averchenkova, Sini Matikainen about 3 months ago

This study uses the ‘Paris consistency monitor’ to assess whether the past and present action by G20 countries on climate mitigation is consistent with meeting the key requirements of the Paris Agreement. read more »


Climate policy in China, the European Union and the United States: main drivers and prospects for the future

This report assesses the domestic constraints and opportunities for the development of climate policy in China, the EU and the US. read more »


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Comment on use of evidence by the UK Cabinet Office

Press release 2 days ago

Responding to the announcement today that the UK House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology will be writing to the Cabinet Office about its use of evidence, Bob … read more »


Should the UK stay or should it go? The consequences of a divorce with the EU ETS

Should the UK stay or should it go? The consequences of a divorce with the EU ETS

a commentary by Baran Doda, Luca Taschini, Victoria Druce 15 days ago

As the UK prepares for Brexit, its future participation in the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) has yet to be decided. Ian Duncan, Conservative MEP for Scotland and … read more »


UK needs free trade with the European Union in low-carbon technologies

a commentary by Maria Carvalho, Damien Dussaux 21 days ago

The cost of climate change mitigation in the UK will increase without a free trade agreement in low-carbon equipment with the European Union say Maria Carvalho and Damien Dussaux in this commentary article. read more »


Fake news and alternative facts in The Times

a commentary by Bob Ward 22 days ago

Letter from Bob Ward, Director of Policy and Communications, to The Times in regard to allegations of serious misconduct by climate researchers that were made by Matt Ridley in the newspaper.
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More fake news in ‘The Mail on Sunday’

a commentary by Bob Ward 24 days ago

An attack by the ‘The Mail on Sunday’ on the accuracy and integrity of a recent paper on global warming is based on inaccurate and misleading claims says Bob Ward in this commentary. read more »


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