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  • Thomas Stoerk

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    Thomas is an applied microeconomist interested in questions of environmental economics.  His current research interests lie in the empirical evaluation of climate change policies and the political economy of air pollution in China.

    He is an Economics PhD student at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.

    Background

    Thomas holds an MRes in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and an MSc in Economics from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.

    Thomas has worked for GIZ (on greenhouse gas mitigation in developing countries), for the Royal Government of Bhutan (on Gross National Happiness) and for the Chief Economist of DG Competition, European Commission (on environmental state aid and in antitrust).

    Thomas is on the Economics Job Market 2016/2017 and will be available for interviews at SAEe Bilbao and ASSA Chicago.

    Research interests

    • The political economy of air pollution in China
    • Empirical evaluation of climate change policies
    • Energy economics

    2016

    Research article  18 February, 2016

    Statistical corruption in Beijing's air quality data has likely ended in 2012

    This research documents changes in likely misreporting in official air quality data from Beijing for the years 2008–2013. It is shown that, consistent with prior research, the official Chinese … read more »

    2015

    Working paper  15 October, 2015

    Searching for carbon leaks in multinational companies

    This paper examines whether the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) has led companies to shift the location of production, thereby creating carbon leakage. read more »

    Working paper  28 May, 2015

    Statistical corruption in Beijing's air quality data has likely ended in 2012

    This research documents changes in likely misreporting in official air quality data from Beijing for the years 2008 to 2013. The findings suggest that misreporting of air quality data for Beijing has likely ended in 2012. read more »

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    2016

    Grantham Workshop 21 Sep 2016

    Grantham Workshop | Thomas Stoerk "Challenges for regulation in developing countries: evidence from air pollution control in China

    Thomas Stoerk, a Research Student at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, will be the speaker for this seminar.

    2015

    Grantham Workshop 4 Feb 2015

    Grantham Workshop - Thomas Stoerk - "Heaven is High and the Emperor is Far Away: The Political Economy of Air Pollution in China"

    Thomas Stoerk, a Research Student at the Grantham Research Institute will be the speaker for this seminar.

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