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Climate change and central banks

a conference presentation by Nicholas Stern  9 March, 2016

Presentation given by Professor Lord Nicholas Stern at a Bank for International Settlements event on 29 February 2016. Prepared with Amar Bhattacharya, Brookings Institution with support from the NCE programme … read more »


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China’s changing economy: implications for its carbon dioxide emissions

a research article by Fergus Green, Nicholas Stern  7 March, 2016

China is undergoing another major structural transformation. It is moving towards a new development model, focused on achieving better quality growth that is more sustainable and inclusive. It … read more »


Seven Centuries of European Economic Growth and Decline

Seven Centuries of European Economic Growth and Decline

a research article by Roger Fouquet  9 November, 2015

This paper investigates very long run pre-industrial economic development. New annual GDP per capita data for six European countries over the last seven hundred years paint a clearer picture of the history of European economic development. read more »


Why Are We Waiting? The logic, urgency, and promise of tackling climate change

Why Are We Waiting? The logic, urgency, and promise of tackling climate change

a conference presentation by Nicholas Stern  19 October, 2015

Powerpoint slides from a speech given by Professor Lord Nicholas Stern at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, UK on 19 October 2015 read more »


Lessons from energy history for climate policy

Lessons from energy history for climate policy

a working paper by Roger Fouquet  28 September, 2015

This paper sought to draw lessons from long run trends in energy markets for energy and climate policy. An important lesson is that consumer responses to energy markets change with … read more »


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Seven centuries of European economic growth and decline

a working paper by Roger Fouquet, Stephen Broadberry  15 September, 2015

This paper investigates very long run pre-industrial economic development. New annual GDP per capita data for six European countries over the last seven hundred years paint a clearer picture of … read more »


Beyond carbon pricing: The role of banking and monetary policy in financing the transition to a low-carbon economy

Beyond carbon pricing: The role of banking and monetary policy in financing the transition to a low-carbon economy

a research article by Emanuele Campiglio  27 March, 2015

It is widely acknowledged that introducing a price on carbon represents a crucial precondition for filling the current gap in low-carbon investment. However, as this paper argues, carbon pricing in … read more »


The human capital transition and the role of policy

The human capital transition and the role of policy

a working paper by Ralph Hippe, Roger Fouquet  17 March, 2015

Paper seeks to investigate how industrialised economies managed to achieve the transition from low to high levels of human capital, and goes on to identify lessons for green growth. read more »


Why did the knowledge transition occur in the West and not in the East? ICT and the role of governments in Europe, East Asia and the Muslim world

Why did the knowledge transition occur in the West and not in the East? ICT and the role of governments in Europe, East Asia and the Muslim world

a working paper by Ralph Hippe  18 February, 2015

The invention of a new ICT, the printing press, may have been a fundamental turning point in knowledge transition. But did Gutenberg’s printing press succeed in Europe because of, or … read more »


The price vs quantity debate: climate policy and the role of business cycles

The price vs quantity debate: climate policy and the role of business cycles

a working paper by Karlygash Kuralbayeva, Anna Grodecka  27 January, 2015

What is the optimal instrument design and choice for a regulator attempting to control emissions by private agents in face of uncertainty arising from business cycles? In applying Weitzman’s result … read more »


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