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Why is geoengineering so tempting?

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 »


EU ETS, free allocations and activity level thresholds, the devil lies in the details

EU ETS, free allocations and activity level thresholds, the devil lies in the details

a working paper by Misato Sato  3 October, 2014

This paper investigates incentives for firms to increase output above the activity level thresholds (ALTs) in order to obtain more free allowances in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. While ALTs … read more »


Climate change and International River Boundaries: fixed points in shifting sands

Climate change and International River Boundaries: fixed points in shifting sands

a research article by Declan Conway  17 September, 2014

We review the historical and legal role of International River Boundaries highlighting the paradox that exists between the stability needed for a boundary and the dynamism of fluvial landscapes in a changing climate. read more »


The land certification program and off-farm employment in Ethiopia

The land certification program and off-farm employment in Ethiopia

a working paper by Mintewab Bezabih  16 September, 2014

Land tenure security has long been touted as key to increased performance of the agricultural sector in developing countries. This paper utilizes household level panel data to analyse the impact … read more »


Running with the red queen: an integrated assessment of agricultural land expansion and global biodiversity decline

Running with the red queen: an integrated assessment of agricultural land expansion and global biodiversity decline

a working paper by Simon Dietz  15 September, 2014

Modern agriculture relies on a small number of highly productive crops and the continued expansion of agricultural land area has led to a significant loss of biodiversity. In this paper … read more »


Adaptation to Climate Change and US Residential Energy Use – Does Adaptation Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

Adaptation to Climate Change and US Residential Energy Use – Does Adaptation Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

a conference presentation by François Cohen  12 September, 2014

This research goes beyond previous analyses by evaluating which drivers would explain the relationship between climate change and energy use. read more »


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Public goods and ethnic diversity: evidence from deforestation in Indonesia

a working paper by Caterina Gennaioli, Stefania Lovo  11 September, 2014

We show that the level of deforestation in Indonesia is positively correlated with the degree of ethnic fractionalization of the communities. We explore several channels that may link the two … read more »


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Searching for carbon leaks in multinational companies

a working paper by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Caterina Gennaioli, Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muûls  10 September, 2014

Does climate change policy cause companies to shift the location of production, thereby creating carbon leakage? We examine the impact of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) on … read more »


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Modelling land use, deforestation, and policy analysis: A hybrid optimization-ABM heterogeneous agent model with application to the Bolivian Amazon

a working paper  9 September, 2014

Policy interventions designed to simultaneously stem deforestation and reduce poverty in tropical countries entail complex socio-environmental trade-offs. A hybrid model, comprising an optimising, agricultural household model integrated into the ‘shell’ … read more »


Policy experimentation, political competition, and heterogeneous beliefs

Policy experimentation, political competition, and heterogeneous beliefs

a research article by Antony Millner  7 September, 2014

We model how heterogeneous beliefs about the uncertain consequences of long-run policy choices affect the incentives of incumbent governments. read more »


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