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Pork barrel as a signaling tool: the case of US environmental policy

Pork barrel as a signaling tool: the case of US environmental policy

a working paper by Hélia Costa  11 February, 2016

Are environmental policies affected by the political cycle? This paper investigates if environmental spending is used as pork barrel with signaling purposes. It develops a two-period model of electoral competition … read more »


Seven reasons to use carbon pricing in climate policy

Seven reasons to use carbon pricing in climate policy

a working paper by Andrea Baranzini, Jeroen van den Bergh, Stefano Carattini, Richard Howarth, Emilio Padilla, Jordi Roca  11 February, 2016

The idea of a global carbon price has been a recurrent theme in debates on international climate policy. Discarded at the Conference of Parties (COP) of Copenhagen in 2009, it … read more »


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

a working paper by Katie Jenkins, Swenja Surminski, Jim Hall, Florence Crick  8 February, 2016

Flooding is the costliest natural disaster worldwide. In the UK flooding is listed as a major risk on the National Risk Register with surface water flooding the most likely cause … read more »


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Water resources transfers through southern African food trade: water efficiency and climate signals

a research article by Carole Dalin, Declan Conway  27 January, 2016

We combine global hydrological model simulations with international food trade data to quantify the water resources embedded in international food trade in southern Africa and with the rest of the world, from 1986–2011. read more »


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Well-being dynamics and poverty traps

a working paper by Christopher Barrett, Teevrat Garg, Linden McBride  20 January, 2016

This paper reviews the theoretical and empirical evidence on single and multiple equilibria poverty traps at the macro, meso, and, especially, micro levels. read more »


Robustness of norm-driven cooperation in the commons

Robustness of norm-driven cooperation in the commons

a research article by Alessandro Tavoni  6 January, 2016

We assess the robustness of cooperation to environmental variability in a stylized model of a community that harvests a shared resource. read more »


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Asymmetric industrial energy prices and international trade

a research article by Misato Sato, Antoine Dechezleprêtre  31 December, 2015

This paper measures the response of bilateral trade flows to differences in industrial energy prices across countries. Using a rich panel dataset with 42 countries, 62 manufacturing sectors over 16 … read more »


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Integrated Assessment of no-Regret Climate Change Adaptation Options for Reservoir Catchment and Command Areas

a research article by Ajay Gajanan Bhave  30 December, 2015

In this study, we integrate participatory and modelling approaches for evaluation of reservoir catchment and command area no-regret options addressing water availability and demand in the Kangsabati river basin. read more »


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Rights to the forest, REDD+ and elections: Mining in Guyana

a research article by Tim Laing  18 December, 2015

This paper examines the impact of electoral cycles and the introduction of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) policy upon the holding of small-scale mining property rights in Guyana. … read more »


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Invention and diffusion of water supply and water efficiency technologies: insights from a global patent dataset

a research article by Declan Conway, Antoine Dechezleprêtre  15 December, 2015

This paper identifies over 50,000 patents filed worldwide in various water-related technologies between 1990 and 2010, distinguishing between those related to availability (supply) and conservation (demand) technologies. Patenting activity is … read more »


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