Louise Kessler

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  • Louise Kessler

    Former Research student

    Louise has been based at the Grantham Research Institute since Autumn 2013.

    Background

    Louise holds a Master’s degree from HEC Paris, as well as an MSc in Environmental and Energy Economics from Ecole des Mines de Paris.

    In addition, she has worked as a financial analyst in the Natural Resources team at Macquarie in London, and as an investment officer at CDC Climat in Paris, where she was focusing on issues related to energy efficiency, carbon funds and voluntary compensation.

    Research interests

    • Climate change economics;
    • Decision theory under uncertainty;
    • Behavioral economics;
    • Environmental and resource economics.

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    Louise Kessler – CV

    2017

    Research article  17 July, 2017

    The climate beta

    How does climate-change mitigation affect the aggregate consumption risk borne by future generations? In other words, what is the ‘climate beta’? In this paper we argue using a combination … read more »

    Research article  9 June, 2017

    Estimating the economic impact of the permafrost carbon feedback

    The permafrost carbon feedback (PCF) is not currently taken into account in economic assessments of climate change, yet it could have important implications for the social cost of carbon (SCC) … read more »

    2016

    Working paper  28 June, 2016

    The climate beta

    This paper examines the question of whether fighting climate change has the additional advantage of reducing the aggregate risk borne by future generations. This raises the question of the ‘climate beta’, i.e. the elasticity of climate damages with respect to a change in aggregate consumption. read more »

    2015

    Louise Kessler
    Working paper  14 December, 2015

    Estimating the economic impact of the permafrost carbon feedback

    The permafrost carbon feedback is not currently taken into account in economic assessments of climate change, yet it could have important implications for the social cost of carbon and the … read more »

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    Policy publications  9 March, 2020

    Distributional impacts of a carbon tax in the UK

    This study explores the distributional impacts of a net-zero-consistent carbon price across different household types and income deciles in the UK; and examines which combination of interventions may reduce carbon consumption and still be progressive. The authors find that it is possible to design a revenue recycling scheme that leaves fuel-poor and low-income households better off while driving the transition to net-zero emissions in the UK by 2050. read more »

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