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Importance of snow and glacier meltwater for agriculture on the Indo-Gangetic Plain

Importance of snow and glacier meltwater for agriculture on the Indo-Gangetic Plain

a research article by Christian Siderius  10 July, 2019

The faster melting of glaciers in the Himalayas in recent years will affect the crop production and livelihoods of around 129 million farmers who depend on meltwater from these glaciers, according to this paper published in Nature Sustainability. read more »


Brief: Projecting future water availability in Lake Malawi and the Shire River basin

a research article by Ajay Gajanan Bhave, Suraje Dessai, Declan Conway, Graham Jewitt, Andrew J. Dougill, David Mkwambisi  30 June, 2019

Malawi is highly dependent on water from Lake Malawi and the Shire River basin (Figure 1). Over 90% of Malawi’s electricity depends on outflows from the lake into the Shire … read more »


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 »


Pricing ambiguity in catastrophe risk insurance

Pricing ambiguity in catastrophe risk insurance

a working paper by Simon Dietz, Falk Niehörster  23 May, 2019

The authors of this paper apply a newly developed insurance pricing model to two catastrophe model data sets relating to hurricane risk in two locations in the Atlantic basin, estimating ambiguity loads – the extra insurance premium due to ambiguity – and showing how these depend on the insurer’s attitude to ambiguity. read more »


Do energy efficiency standards hurt consumers? Evidence from household appliance sales

Do energy efficiency standards hurt consumers? Evidence from household appliance sales

a research article by Arlan Brucal, Michael Roberts  14 May, 2019

This paper examines whether energy efficiency standards influence consumer welfare. read more »


The role of power prices in structural transformation: Evidence from the Philippines

a research article by Majah-Leah Ravago, Arlan Brucal, James Roumasset, Jan Carlo Punongbayan  30 April, 2019

This paper examines the role of power prices on deindustrialization. read more »


Institutions, climate change, and the foundations of long-term policymaking

Institutions, climate change, and the foundations of long-term policymaking

a working paper by Jared J. Finnegan  9 April, 2019

This paper focuses on the role of political institutions, particularly electoral rules, and state–business relationships, to ask why some countries take strong action to address long-term problems like climate change while others do very little. read more »


Patterns of outdoor exposure to heat in three South Asian cities

Patterns of outdoor exposure to heat in three South Asian cities

a research article by Christian Siderius  9 April, 2019

This paper presents an assessment of exposure to outdoor heat in the South Asian cities Delhi, Dhaka, and Faisalabad. read more »


The global consumer incidence of carbon pricing: evidence from trade

The global consumer incidence of carbon pricing: evidence from trade

a working paper by Lutz Sager  4 April, 2019

This paper estimates the global distribution of the costs to consumers from carbon pricing, finding that some policies may be considered regressive for their burden on poorer consumers – but that the benefits from mitigating climate change may weaken or reverse the regressive effect. read more »


The evolving landscape of climate services in sub-Saharan Africa: What roles have NGOs played?

The evolving landscape of climate services in sub-Saharan Africa: What roles have NGOs played?

a research article by Lindsey Jones  3 April, 2019

With recent growth in funding and research on “resilience building”, interest in climate services has risen dramatically. Included in this trend is an increased emphasis on the use of climate … read more »