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The impact of energy prices on socioeconomic and environmental performance: Evidence from French manufacturing establishments, 1997–2015

a working paper by Giovanni Marin, Francesco Vona  17 December, 2019

In evaluating the responses of French manufacturing firms to large increases in energy prices, which the authors use as a proxy for stringent environmental policy, they find that costs in terms of job losses and competitiveness are smaller by an order of magnitude than the benefits in terms of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. read more »


How developed countries can learn from developing countries to tackle climate change

a research article by Stefano Carattini, Greer Gosnell, Alessandro Tavoni  16 December, 2019

Climate change and global poverty are the most pressing issues of this century. If insufficiently addressed, climate change will exacerbate poverty and inequality within and across nations. Addressing it requires … read more »


National-to-local aid and recovery from extreme weather events: evidence from the Philippines

a research article by Michael Abrigo, Arlan Brucal  12 December, 2019

This paper examines the link between extreme weather events and national aid and transfers in the Philippines between 1992 and 2015. Findings show that the national government allocates more national … read more »


Characterising the water-energy-food nexus in Kuwait and the Gulf region

Characterising the water-energy-food nexus in Kuwait and the Gulf region

a research article by Christian Siderius, Declan Conway  12 December, 2019

Economic challenges as a result of the recent fluctuations in oil prices have exposed unprecedented risks to Kuwait and the other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, including securing long-term sustainable … read more »


Building a sustainable financial system: the state of practice and future priorities

Building a sustainable financial system: the state of practice and future priorities

a policy publication by Simon Dikau, Nick Robins, Matthias Täger  10 December, 2019

This paper charts the rise of central bank and supervisor action on climate change and wider sustainability issues, analyses the key features of the ‘new normal’ and highlights priority themes for policy and research in the years ahead. read more »


Monitoring and punishment networks in an experimental common pool resource dilemma

Monitoring and punishment networks in an experimental common pool resource dilemma

a research article by Ganga Shreedhar, Alessandro Tavoni, Carmen Marchiori  10 December, 2019

With the aid of a lab experiment, we explored how imperfect monitoring and punishment networks impacted appropriation, punishment and beliefs in a common pool resource appropriation dilemma. We studied the … read more »


National laws and policies on climate change adaptation: a global review

a policy publication by Michal Nachmany, Rebecca Byrnes, Swenja Surminski  9 December, 2019

This global review of adaptation laws and policies has been undertaken to understand how adaptation to climate change is governed at the national level. It highlights the common areas of focus and also apparent gaps in these laws and policies, making recommendations for policymakers and further research. read more »


From “green” to “blue finance”: Integrating the ocean into the global climate finance architecture

a policy publication by  3 December, 2019

This special collaboration between LSE’s Institute of Global Affairs and the Grantham Research Institute contains contributions from academics, researchers and organisations addressing the strongly interlinked climate threat and the health of the ocean. read more »


Inequality aversion and the environment

Inequality aversion and the environment

a working paper by Frank Venmans, Ben Groom  18 November, 2019

In this paper the authors provide experimental evidence to illustrate that aversion to environmental inequality is as pronounced as aversion to income inequality and varies across different types of environmental quality. read more »


Swenja Surminski

Understanding decisions and disasters: A retrospective analysis of Hurricane Sandy’s ‘focusing power’ on climate change adaptation policy in New York City

a working paper by Samantha McCraine, Swenja Surminski  18 November, 2019

Disasters such as hurricanes can open a window of opportunity when these act as ‘focusing events’ on the policy agenda. This paper explores the ‘focusing power’ of Hurricane Sandy in the context of New York City during 2012 and beyond. read more »