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Discounting and the representative median agent

Discounting and the representative median agent

a working paper by Johannes Emmerling, Ben Groom, Tanja Wettingfeld  24 July, 2017

Social discount rates (SDRs) are used in cost–benefit analysis to determine the present value of future costs and benefits: for example, to determine how much today’s society should invest in … read more »


What drives social contagion in the adoption of solar photovoltaic technology?

a working paper by Andrea Baranzini, Stefano Carattini, Martin Péclat  17 July, 2017

This research finds that households, businesses and farms are more likely to install solar panels if others in their neighbourhood have already done so, and in particular if existing installations … read more »


Ambiguity aversion under maximum-likelihood updating

Ambiguity aversion under maximum-likelihood updating

a research article by Daniel Heyen  20 June, 2017

Maximum-likelihood updating (MLU) is a well-known approach for extending static ambiguity sensitive preferences to dynamic set-ups. This paper develops an example in which MLU induces an ambiguity averse maxmin … read more »


Estimating the economic impact of the permafrost carbon feedback

Estimating the economic impact of the permafrost carbon feedback

a research article by Louise Kessler  9 June, 2017

The permafrost carbon feedback (PCF) is not currently taken into account in economic assessments of climate change, yet it could have important implications for the social cost of carbon (SCC) … read more »


‘Climate Change Laws of the World’ technical presentation of the database, and trends in climate legislation

‘Climate Change Laws of the World’ technical presentation of the database, and trends in climate legislation

a conference presentation by a policy presentation by Michal Nachmany  7 June, 2017

These slides were presented during the ‘Webinar | Climate Change Laws of the World – global trends in legislation and litigation’ which was held on 5 June 2017. A video … read more »


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 »


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