Former staff
Left to work in the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne


  • Renaud Coulomb

    Former 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


    Working paper  9 March, 2016

    Rare events and risk perception: evidence from the Fukushima accident

    e study changes in nuclear-risk perception following the Fukushima nuclear accident of March 2011. Using an exhaustive registry of individual housing transactions in England and Wales between 2007 and 2014, … read more »

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    Policy paper  18 November, 2015

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

    This report identifies around 12 to 20 minerals or mineral groups, which are critical in the OECD today. 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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