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Climate change, development, poverty and economics

Climate change, development, poverty and economics

a working paper by Sam Fankhauser, Nicholas Stern  17 October, 2016

Putting the SDGs and Paris Agreement together, the agreements of 2015 have given us, for the first time, a global agenda for sustainable development applying to all countries. This paper sets out the implications of this agenda, and climate change in particular, for development economics and development policy. read more »


Tales from the tails: Sector-level carbon intensity distribution

a working paper by Baran Doda  10 October, 2016

This study of 39 countries shows that business sectors that have low levels of carbon dioxide emissions per output are outpacing the general economy in terms of productivity growth, while increasing the number of jobs and skill levels. read more »


Estimating the effect of air pollution on road safety using atmospheric temperature

a working paper by Lutz Sager  3 October, 2016

This paper estimates the causal effect of increased ambient air pollution on the frequency of road traffic accidents in the United Kingdom between 2009 and 2014. read more »


Historical energy transitions: Speed, prices and system transformation

a research article by Roger Fouquet  30 September, 2016

The relatively rare and protracted nature of energy transitions implies that it is vital to look at historical experiences for lessons about how they might unfold in the future. … read more »


Barriers and opportunities for robust decision making approaches to support climate change adaptation in the developing world

Barriers and opportunities for robust decision making approaches to support climate change adaptation in the developing world

a research article by Ajay Gajanan Bhave, Declan Conway, Suraje Dessai, David Stainforth  29 September, 2016

Climate change adaptation is unavoidable, particularly in developing countries where the adaptation deficit is often larger than in developed countries. Robust Decision Making (RDM) approaches are considered useful for … read more »


Lessons from energy history for climate policy: Technological change, demand and economic development

a research article by Roger Fouquet  28 September, 2016

This paper draws lessons from long run trends in energy markets for energy and climate policy. An important lesson is that consumer responses to energy markets change with economic … read more »


The economics of the EU ETS market stability reserve

The economics of the EU ETS market stability reserve

a research article by Cameron Hepburn  28 September, 2016

Cameron Hepburn, Karsten Neuhoff, William Acworth, Dallas Burtraw, Frank Jotzo. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Volume 80, November 2016, Pages 1–5.


Domestic politics and the formation of international environmental agreements

Domestic politics and the formation of international environmental agreements

a research article by Carmen Marchiori, Simon Dietz, Alessandro Tavoni  25 September, 2016

We investigate the effect of domestic politics on international environmental policy by incorporating into a classic stage game of coalition formation the phenomenon of lobbying by special-interest groups. In … read more »


Giles Atkinson

Asset accounting, fiscal policy and the UK’s oil and gas resources, past and future

a working paper by Giles Atkinson  23 September, 2016

Evidence that the UK may possess sizable resources of shale gas and oil has instigated a debate about whether a sovereign wealth fund would be an effective way to use tax revenues from their exploitation. Analysis in this paper explores the implications the sovereign wealth fund model for managing past and future UK oil and gas resources. read more »


Submission to the inquiry by the Energy and Climate Change Committee inquiry on ‘Leaving the EU: implications for UK climate policy’

a policy paper by Baran Doda, Luca Taschini  22 September, 2016

This submission explores whether the UK should seek to stay in or leave the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS) as part of Brexit negotiations. It finds that leaving the EU ETS would result in the UK losing access to low-cost emission reduction opportunities that are only available in what is currently the world’s largest carbon market. It also highlights that leaving the EU ETS to link with other existing or planned emissions trading systems could generate significant administrative costs that potentially offset any economic benefits. read more »


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