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

a working paper by Stefano Carattini, Andrea Baranzini, Philippe Thalmann, Frédéric Varone, Frank Vöhringer  21 June, 2016

Turning greenhouse gas emissions pledges into domestic policies is the next challenge for governments. We address the question of the acceptability of cost-effective climate policy in a real-voting setting. First, … read more »


The transnationalisation of law: rethinking law through transnational environmental regulation

The transnationalisation of law: rethinking law through transnational environmental regulation

a working paper by Veerle Heyvaert  20 June, 2016

This working paper argues that the rise of transnational regulation has a transformative impact on law. It examines the field of transnational environmental regulation to show that its proliferation challenges … read more »


Forward-looking flood insurance? (Zukunftsorientierte Flutversicherung?)

Forward-looking flood insurance? (Zukunftsorientierte Flutversicherung?)

a research article by Swenja Surminski  14 June, 2016

Thoughts on the introduction of flood re in the United Kingdom. read more »


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Strengthening insurance partnerships in the face of climate change – insights from an agent-based model of flood insurance in the UK

a working paper by Florence Crick, Katie Jenkins, Swenja Surminski  9 June, 2016

Multisectoral partnerships are increasingly being mentioned as a mechanism to deliver and improve disaster risk management. Yet, partnerships are not a panacea and more research is required to understand the … read more »


Economic growth and agricultural land conversion under uncertain productivity improvements in agriculture

Economic growth and agricultural land conversion under uncertain productivity improvements in agriculture

a working paper by Bruno Lanz, Simon Dietz, Tim Swanson  3 June, 2016

We study how stochasticity in the evolution of agricultural productivity interacts with economic and population growth, and the associated demand for food. We use a two-sector Schumpeterian model of growth, … read more »


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The expansion of modern agriculture and global biodiversity decline: an integrated assessment

a working paper by Simon Dietz, Bruno Lanz, Tim Swanson  2 June, 2016

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


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Geography, institutions and development: a review of the long-run impacts of climate change

a research article by David Castells-Quintana, Maria del Pilar Lopez-Uribe, Tom McDermott  20 May, 2016

The links among climate change, economic growth and economic development have gained increasing attention over recent years in both the academic and policy literature. However, most of the existing literature … read more »


Tipping points and loss aversion in international environmental agreements

Tipping points and loss aversion in international environmental agreements

a working paper by Doruk İriş, Alessandro Tavoni  20 May, 2016

We study the impact of loss-aversion and the threat of catastrophic damages, which we jointly call threshold concerns, on international environmental agreements. We aim to understand whether a threshold for … read more »


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Tipping and reference points in climate change games

a working paper by Alessandro Tavoni, Doruk İriş  20 May, 2016

We live in a world characterized by discontinuities, where thresholds for abrupt and irreversible change are omnipresent, both in economic and ecological dynamics. Such thresholds, often referred to as tipping … read more »


Multinational and large national corporations and climate adaptation: are we asking the right questions? A review of current knowledge and a new research perspective

Multinational and large national corporations and climate adaptation: are we asking the right questions? A review of current knowledge and a new research perspective

Adapting to climate change requires the engagement of all actors in society. Until recently, the predominant research focus has been on governments, communities, and the third sector as key actors … read more »


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