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Tales from the tails: Sector-level carbon intensity distribution

a working paper by Baran Doda  10 October, 2016

This study of 39 countries shows that business sectors that have low levels of carbon dioxide emissions per output are outpacing the general economy in terms of productivity growth, while increasing the number of jobs and skill levels. read more »


Virgin Atlantic tested 3 ways to change employee behavior

Virgin Atlantic tested 3 ways to change employee behavior

a research article by Greer Gosnell  1 August, 2016

Robert Metcalfe, Greer Gosnell and John List, Harvard Business Review, 1 August 2016


A new approach to an age-old problem: solving externalities by incenting workers directly

A new approach to an age-old problem: solving externalities by incenting workers directly

a research article by Greer Gosnell  13 June, 2016

Understanding motivations in the workplace remains of utmost import as economies around the world rely on increases in labor productivity to foster sustainable economic growth. This study makes use … read more »


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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 »


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