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Tobias Kruse

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Tobias is a PhD candidate in Environmental Economics at the LSE. His research focuses on low-carbon innovation, firm competitiveness and  environmental policy evaluation using firm-level data. He has also worked on distributional topics of environmental policies. 

Background

Tobias holds a BSc and an MSc in Environmental Economics from the LSE. 

Tobias has worked as a consultant for the OECD and has acquired work experience on low-carbon development strategies with the GIZ in Costa Rica. 

Research Interests

  • Low-carbon innovation
  • Firm competitiveness
  • Environmental Policy Evaluation
  • Distributional Aspects of Environmental Policies
Research article  26 April, 2019

Do environmental and economic performance go together? A review of micro-level empirical evidence from the past decade or so

This article reviews the empirical literature combining economic and environmental performance data at the micro-level, i.e. firm or facility level. The literature has generally found a positive and statistically significant … read more »

2018

Research article  6 December, 2018

A review of the empirical literature combining economic and environmental performance data at the micro-level

This article reviews the empirical literature combining economic and environmental performance data at the micro-level, i.e. firm- or facility-level. The literature has generally found a positive and statistically significant correlation … read more »

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2018

Policy publications  3 December, 2018

Sustainable growth in the UK: Seizing opportunities from technological change and the transition to a low-carbon economy

This special report for the LSE Growth Commission shows why it is sensible for environmental sustainability to be at the heart of the UK’s growth strategy and how this can be achieved, setting out recommendations for government across the areas of innovation, infrastructure, skills and cities. read more »

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In the news  19 August, 2019

Answers to key questions about the introduction of carbon prices (In German)

A team of economists and sustainability researchers answers the key questions around CO2 tax, emissions trading and other forms of carbon pricing. read more »

Commentary  6 June, 2019

Why Germany should introduce an ambitious carbon price

Simon Dietz, Tobias Kruse, Isabella Neuweg and Lutz Sager argue that Germany should set out a clear plan for a stronger carbon price as an effective route for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that can also improve the circumstances of lower-income households. read more »

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