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Valuing predictability

Valuing predictability

a working paper by Antony Millner, Daniel Heyen  19 January, 2017

How important is it to be able to predict the distant future? The authors of this paper study this question in a model of an agent who operates in a … read more »


Cooperation in the climate commons

Cooperation in the climate commons

a working paper by Stefano Carattini, Simon Levin, Alessandro Tavoni  18 January, 2017

This paper surveys the existing empirical evidence on the scope for cooperation in the climate commons and on the effectiveness of possible interventions to spur it. Given the global public … read more »


Historical Energy Price Shocks and their Changing Effects on the Economy

Historical Energy Price Shocks and their Changing Effects on the Economy

a research article by Dirk-Jan van de Ven, Roger Fouquet  15 January, 2017

The purpose of this paper is to identify the changes in the impact of energy shocks on economic activity – with an interest in assessing if an economy’s vulnerability and … read more »


Characterising half a degree difference: a review of methods for identifying regional climate responses to global warming targets

Characterising half a degree difference: a review of methods for identifying regional climate responses to global warming targets

a research article by Declan Conway  11 January, 2017

James, Rachel, Washington, Richard, Schleussner, Carl-Friedrich, Rogelj, Joeri and Conway, Declan (2017) Characterising half a degree difference: a review of methods for identifying regional climate responses to global warming targets. … read more »


Do natural disasters change savings and employment choices? Evidence from Bangladesh and Pakistan

Do natural disasters change savings and employment choices? Evidence from Bangladesh and Pakistan

a research article by Shaikh Eskander, Samuel Fankhauser, Shikha Jha  6 January, 2017

Shaikh M.S.U. Eskander, Samuel Fankhauser, and Shikha Jha ADB Economics Working Paper Series, December 2016


Effectiveness, earmarking and labeling: testing the acceptability of carbon taxes with survey data

Effectiveness, earmarking and labeling: testing the acceptability of carbon taxes with survey data

a research article by Andrea Baranzini, Stefano Carattini  1 January, 2017

This paper analyzes the drivers of carbon taxes acceptability with survey data and a randomized labeling treatment. Based on a sample of more than 300 individuals, it assesses the … read more »


Enabling private sector adaptation in developing countries and their semi-arid regions – case studies of Senegal and Kenya

Enabling private sector adaptation in developing countries and their semi-arid regions – case studies of Senegal and Kenya

a working paper by Florence Crick, Mamadou Diop, Momadou Sow, Birame Diouf, Babacar Diouf, Joseph Muhwanga, Muna Dajani  16 December, 2016

Climate change poses increasing risks to economic growth and development efforts across the world. Semi-arid regions (SARs) are one of the hotpots that have been identified by the Intergovernmental Panel … read more »


How green are green economists?

How green are green economists?

a research article by Stefano Carattini, Alessandro Tavoni  7 December, 2016

This paper analyzes the decision of “green” economists to participate in the carbon offset market, and how this decision is related with the views that these experts hold on offsets. … read more »


Carbon offsets out of the woods? The acceptability of domestic vs. international reforestation programmes

Carbon offsets out of the woods? The acceptability of domestic vs. international reforestation programmes

a working paper by Andrea Baranzini, Nicolas Borzykowski, Stefano Carattini  5 December, 2016

Following the entry into force of the Paris Agreement in November 2016, governments around the world are now asked to turn their nationally determined contributions into concrete climate policies. Economic … read more »


Global population growth, technology and Malthusian constraints: a quantitative growth theoretic perspective

Global population growth, technology and Malthusian constraints: a quantitative growth theoretic perspective

a research article by Bruno Lanz, Simon Dietz, Tim Swanson  2 December, 2016

Lanz, Bruno, Dietz, Simon and Swanson, Tim (2016) Global population growth, technology and Malthusian constraints: a quantitative growth theoretic perspective. International Economic Review . ISSN 0020-6598 (In Press)


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