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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 »


Post-2020 climate agreements in the major economies assessed in the light of global models

Post-2020 climate agreements in the major economies assessed in the light of global models

a research article by Alex Bowen, Emanuele Campiglio  16 December, 2014

Integrated assessment models can help in quantifying the implications of international climate agreements and regional climate action. This paper reviews scenario results from model intercomparison projects to explore different … read more »


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The Economics of Steering the Transition to a Low Carbon Economy

a conference presentation by Dimitri Zenghelis  24 October, 2014

Presentations given at a three-day course ‘The economics of change: achieving better growth and a better climate’- part of a joint programme between LSE Enterprise in Spain and the Fundación … read more »


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Why is geoengineering so tempting?

a working paper by Baran Doda  15 October, 2014

Geoengineering can be defined as the technologies that aim to deliberately alter geophysical mechanisms in order to alleviate the impacts of climate change. It has received increasing attention by economists … read more »


Ethics, equity and the economics of climate change. Paper 1: science and philosophy

Ethics, equity and the economics of climate change. Paper 1: science and philosophy

a research article by Nicholas Stern  18 August, 2014

Economics and Philosophy, Vol 30, Issue 03. November 2014. pp 397 – 444. DOI: 10.1017/S0266267114000297 This paper examines a broad range of ethical perspectives and principles relevant to the analysis … 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 working paper by Emanuele Campiglio  15 July, 2014

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 »


Evidence on business cycles and CO2 emissions

Evidence on business cycles and CO2 emissions

a research article by Baran Doda  28 June, 2014

CO2 emissions and GDP move together over the business cycle. Most climate change researchers would agree with this statement despite the absence of a study that formally analyzes the relationship between emissions and GDP at business cycle frequencies. The paper provides a rigorous empirical analysis of this relationship in a comprehensive cross-country panel by decomposing the emissions and GDP series into their growth and cyclical components using the HP filter. read more »


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Long run demand for energy services: income and price elasticities over 200 years

a research article by Roger Fouquet  27 June, 2014

Data Set on the Consumption of Energy and Energy Services (1300-2008). Fouquet, R. (2014) Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 8(2).
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