Renaud Coulomb

Research Officer

Renaud worked at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment from October 2013 until September 2015 . His work focused on fossil fuels extraction, carbon capture and storage technology, and on the impacts of carbon taxation on the profits of fossil fuels owners. Renaud went on to become Assistant Professor  (“Lecturer”) in the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne.

Renaud also worked at Ecole Centrale Paris on green growth.


Renaud completed his PhD in Economics at Paris School of Economics in 2013.

Renaud also has a Master degree in Economics from ENS Cachan and PSE, and a Master degree in International Relations from Sciences-Po Paris.

 Research interests

  • Fossil fuels extraction and Hotelling-like models
  • Carbon capture and storage technology
  • Credibility of long-term carbon taxation
  • Political majorities, social networks and finance
Policy paper  18 November, 2015

Critical minerals today and in 2030: an analysis of OECD countries

The purpose of this report is to perform for the first time an analysis of critical minerals for the OECD countries as a whole. In addition, this is done not only today, as previous reports have done, but also in 2030, in order to form an initial picture of how possible trends in economic development will affect which minerals are critical in the long-run future. read more »

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Grantham Workshop 30 Oct 2013

The Grey Paradox: how owners of carbon-emitting resources can benefit from carbon regulation

Part of the Grantham Workshop seminar series Speaker: Renaud Coulomb Download Seminar paper

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