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Beliefs, politics, and environmental policy

a research article by Antony Millner, Helene Ollivier  23 August, 2016

Experts and the general public often perceive environmental problems differently. Moreover, regulatory responses to environmental issues often do not coincide with consensus expert recommendations. These two facts are mutually … read more »


A bargaining experiment on heterogeneity and side deals in climate negotiations

A bargaining experiment on heterogeneity and side deals in climate negotiations

a working paper by Greer Gosnell, Alessandro Tavoni  15 August, 2016

The recent global climate change agreement in Paris leaves a wide gap between pledged and requisite emissions reductions in keeping with the commonly accepted 2°C target. A recent strand of … read more »


Building 21st century sustainable infrastructure (part 1): time to invest

Building 21st century sustainable infrastructure (part 1): time to invest

a policy report by Dimitri Zenghelis  12 August, 2016

The new UK Government under Prime Minister Theresa May has committed to boosting UK productivity, to addressing the widening wealth gap, and to supporting the transition to low-carbon … read more »


Building 21st century sustainable infrastructure (part 2): institutional reform

Building 21st century sustainable infrastructure (part 2): institutional reform

a policy report by Dimitri Zenghelis  12 August, 2016

The new UK Government under Prime Minister Theresa May has committed to boosting UK productivity, to addressing the widening wealth gap, and to supporting the transition to low-carbon … read more »


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The endowment effect and environmental discounting

a working paper by Simon Dietz, Frank Venmans  5 August, 2016

There is a considerable body of evidence from behavioural economics and contingent valuation showing that our preferences exhibit both reference dependence and loss aversion, a.k.a. the endowment effect. In this … read more »


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Carbon dating: When is it beneficial to link ETSs?

a working paper by Baran Doda, Luca Taschini  1 August, 2016

This paper proposes a simple framework to evaluate the economic advantage of regulating carbon emissions by linking the emissions trading systems (ETSs) of two jurisdictions versus operating them under autarky. … read more »


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Emissions trading systems with cap adjustments

a working paper by Luca Taschini, Sascha Kollenberg  29 July, 2016

This working paper analyses the design of the market stability reserve proposed as part of the reform of the European Union emissions trading system. read more »


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Climate change, heat stress and labour productivity: A cost methodology for city economies

a working paper by Hélia Costa, Graham Floater, Hans Hooyberghs, Stijn Verbeke, Koen De Ridder  29 July, 2016

Cities are particularly vulnerable to heat waves. Despite this, no comprehensive methodology has been developed to assess the costs of heat stress on city economies either currently or under future … read more »


How green are economists?

How green are economists?

a working paper by Stefano Carattini, Alessandro Tavoni  28 July, 2016

The market for voluntary carbon offsets has grown steadily in the last decade, yet it remains a very small niche. While 10% of greenhouse gas emissions generated by transportation are … read more »


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A more sustainable energy strategy for India

a policy report by Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Himanshu Gupta, Nicholas Stern  28 July, 2016

The COP-21 meeting in Paris produced an important result. For the first time all countries developed and developing agreed to take some mitigation action. However even if all countries deliver on what … read more »


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