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Good for the environment, good for business: Foreign acquisitions and energy intensity

a research article by Arlan Brucal  19 June, 2019

The link between foreign ownership and environmental performance remains a controversial issue. This paper contributes to our understanding of this subject by analyzing the impact of foreign acquisitions on plant-level … read more »


Strategic implications of counter-geoengineering: clash or cooperation?

Strategic implications of counter-geoengineering: clash or cooperation?

a working paper by Daniel Heyen, Joshua Horton, Juan Moreno-Cruz  14 December, 2018

This research finds that the presence of counter-geoengineering would make the risk of unilateral action to cool the climate using solar geoengineering less likely, but not always with benign effects. read more »


Tales from the tails: sector-level carbon intensity distribution

Tales from the tails: sector-level carbon intensity distribution

a research article by Baran Doda  5 November, 2018

The level of GDP, its sector composition and the carbon intensity of individual sectors together determine a country’s emissions. To evaluate the contribution of changes in each determinant, I construct … read more »


Effectiveness and cost of air pollution control in China

Effectiveness and cost of air pollution control in China

a working paper by Thomas Stoerk  31 August, 2018

This study provides the first empirical evaluation of China’s 11th Five-Year Plan which set a goal to reduce the emission of sulphur dioxide (SO2) by 10% between 2006 and 2010. read more »


Recommendations for improving the treatment of risk and uncertainty in economic estimates of climate impacts in the Sixth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report

Recommendations for improving the treatment of risk and uncertainty in economic estimates of climate impacts in the Sixth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report

a research article by Thomas Stoerk, Gernot Wagner, Bob Ward  1 August, 2018

Large discrepancies persist between projections of the physical impacts of climate change and economic damage estimates. These discrepancies increase with increasing global average temperature projections. Based on this observation, … read more »


Overcoming public resistance to carbon taxes

Overcoming public resistance to carbon taxes

a research article by Stefano Carattini, Maria Carvalho, Sam Fankhauser  1 August, 2018

Carbon taxes represent a cost‐effective way to steer the economy toward a greener future. In the real world, their application has however been limited. In this paper, we address … read more »


Public economics as if time matters: Climate change and the dynamics of policy

Public economics as if time matters: Climate change and the dynamics of policy

a research article by Nicholas Stern  28 June, 2018

Tony Atkinson played a crucial role in shaping modern public economics, but throughout his life challenged whether we were making the right assumptions and were building models which captured … read more »


The effects of home energy efficiency upgrades on social housing tenants: evidence from Ireland

The effects of home energy efficiency upgrades on social housing tenants: evidence from Ireland

a research article by Daire McCoy  16 June, 2018

This research examines some of the multiple benefits of a home energy efficiency upgrade programme for social housing tenants. read more »


Heating system upgrades: The role of knowledge, socio-demographics, building attributes and energy infrastructure

Heating system upgrades: The role of knowledge, socio-demographics, building attributes and energy infrastructure

a research article by Daire McCoy  26 May, 2018

In the context of moving to a low-carbon economy there is wide interest among policymakers to improve knowledge of decisions surrounding residential heating systems. This research examines four aspects … read more »


Adopt or innovate: Understanding technological responses to cap-and-trade

Adopt or innovate: Understanding technological responses to cap-and-trade

a working paper by Raphael Calel  18 May, 2018

This paper presents new evidence that the EU Emissions Trading System may have encouraged innovation rather than simply encouraging polluters to adopt existing abatement technologies. read more »