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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 »


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 possible … read more »


Green growth: an assessment

Green growth: an assessment

a research article by Alex Bowen, Cameron Hepburn  18 November, 2014

‘Green growth’ is almost tautologically required for global welfare to rise in the long run. Economic growth is desirable, not least because over 1 billion people still live in conditions … read more »


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