Tim Laing

Post Doctoral Researcher

Tim started as a post doctoral research assistant with Luca Taschini and Charles Palmer on the NORAD funded project, ‘Developing an options market and complementary financial structures to mobilise private capital for REDD+ and manage climate policy risks’.

The project is being conducted in collaboration with the Environmental Defence Fund and IIASA. Tim will be the LSE’s point of contact for the project.

Background

Tim previously completed his PhD at LSE. His research title was ‘Assessing the impact of institutional conditions upon programme design for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation’.

Tim has a BA in Economics from the University of Nottingham and an MA in Development Economics from the University of Sussex.

He has worked at the Environmental Protection Agency of Guyana as an ODI fellow and as a Research Assistant in the Electricity Policy Research Group in Cambridge.

Research interests

  • Policy design for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation;
  • Effect of institutional conditions on environmental policy design;
  • Low-carbon development policy;
  • Interactions of development and environmental policy.

2013

Working paper  30 March, 2013

Economy-wide impacts of REDD when there is political influence

National-level strategies for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation(REDD), financed by international transfers, have begun to emerge. A three-sector model is developed to explore the economy-wide … read more »

Working paper  1 February, 2013

Assessing the effectiveness of the EU Emissions Trading System

As an increasing number of countries, regions, cities and states implement emission trading policies to limit cap CO2 emission, many turn to the experience of the … read more »

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2010

Commentary  20 December, 2010

False dichotomy on climate change policy options

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