Simon Quemin

Research Officer

Simon Quemin is a Research Officer at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. He joined the institute in November 2018. His research lies at the interface between environmental and resource economics (climate policy in general and emissions trading in particular), decision-making under uncertainty and game theory.

Background

Simon completed his PhD in economics at the Climate Economics Chair, at Paris-Dauphine University (PSL Research University) in 2017, titled “Essays on spatial and temporal interconnections between and within Emissions Trading Systems”. He then served as an associate lecturer and researcher (ATER) for one year at Paris-Dauphine. He also holds a MRes in environmental and energy economics from ENPC ParisTech and a MEng in energy and fluid mechanics from ENSTA ParisTech.

Research interests

  • Environmental and resource economics;
  • Climate policy and carbon pricing;
  • Decision theory and game theory.
Working paper  9 January, 2019

Intertemporal emissions trading and market design: an application to the EU ETS

The authors of this paper develop a model to assess the market stability reserve, a key feature of reforming the European Union’s emissions trading system (EU ETS), concluding that it is successful in raising the allowance price, but is limited in its ability to improve the system’s resilience to allowance demand shocks. read more »

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