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Be who you ought or be who you are? Environmental framing and cognitive dissonance in going paperless

Be who you ought or be who you are? Environmental framing and cognitive dissonance in going paperless

a working paper by Greer Gosnell  22 May, 2017

This paper explores the potential for environmental information and dissonance-inducing messaging to encourage resourceful behaviour, following a study of customers of a renewable energy provider in the UK. It uses … read more »


Mortality inequality, temperature and public health provision: evidence from Mexico

Mortality inequality, temperature and public health provision: evidence from Mexico

a working paper by François Cohen, Antoine Dechezleprêtre  15 May, 2017

In this paper the authors examine the heterogeneous impact of temperature shocks on mortality across income groups in Mexico using individual death records (1998–2010) and Census data. read more »


Ambiguity and Insurance: Capital Requirements and Premiums

Ambiguity and Insurance: Capital Requirements and Premiums

a research article by Simon Dietz, Oliver Walker  9 May, 2017

Many insurance contracts are contingent on events such as hurricanes, terrorist attacks, or political upheavals, whose probabilities are ambiguous. This article offers a theory to underpin the large body … read more »


Climate negotiators’ and scientists’ assessments of the climate negotiations

a research article by Astrid Dannenberg, Sonja Zitzelsberger, Alessandro Tavoni  9 May, 2017

Paper analyses the perceived success of the climate negotiations in a sample of 656 experts involved in international climate policy. read more »


A bargaining experiment on heterogeneity and side deals in climate negotiations

A bargaining experiment on heterogeneity and side deals in climate negotiations

a research article by Greer Gosnell, Alessandro Tavoni  5 May, 2017

The recent global climate change agreement in Paris leaves a wide gap between pledged and requisite emissions reductions in keeping with the commonly accepted 2 °C target. A recent strand of … read more »


Green taxes in a post-Paris world: are millions of nays inevitable?

Green taxes in a post-Paris world: are millions of nays inevitable?

a research article by Stefano Carattini  6 April, 2017

Carattini, S., Baranzini, A., Thalmann, P. et al. Environ Resource Econ (2017). doi:10.1007/s10640-017-0133-8


Energy: Muscle, steam and combustion (book review)

Energy: Muscle, steam and combustion (book review)

a research article by Roger Fouquet  5 April, 2017

Fouquet, R. (2017) In: Nature 544, 29–30 (06 April 2017) doi:10.1038/544029a


Insurance design in the presence of safety nets

Insurance design in the presence of safety nets

a research article by Tse-Ling Teh  28 March, 2017

Safety net assistance and insurance exist to manage risk and improve welfare. This shared goal may lead to crowding out. In a new approach, this paper analyzes the interaction … read more »


Assessing surface water flood risk and management strategies under future climate change: insights from an agent-based model

Assessing surface water flood risk and management strategies under future climate change: insights from an agent-based model

a research article by Swenja Surminski, Florence Crick  28 March, 2017

Jenkins, K., Surminski, S., Hall, J. and Crick, F. (2017) Assessing surface water flood risk and management strategies under future climate change: insights from an agent-based model. Science of the … read more »


Economic growth and development with low-carbon energy

Economic growth and development with low-carbon energy

a working paper by Samuel Fankhauser, Frank Jotzo  23 March, 2017

Energy is needed for economic growth, and access to cheap, reliable energy is an essential development objective. However, in the future access to fossil fuel-based energy will need to be … read more »


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