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Energy policy and the power sector in the long run

Energy policy and the power sector in the long run

a working paper by Baran Doda, Sam Fankhauser  26 September, 2017

This paper simulates the distributional consequences of alternative carbon emission reduction policies on power producers and finds that that a carbon tax outperforms all other instruments and does not reduce the profits of carbon-free generators. read more »


Guide: How to understand and interpret global climate model results

a policy report by Declan Conway, Katharine Vincent, Sam Grainger, Emma Archer van Garderen, Joanna Pardoe  26 September, 2017

Global climate models (GCMs) are the most widely used method to understand future climate change. A new guide from the Future Climate for Africa Programme explains how to interpret GCM … read more »


Insurance, public assistance and household flood risk reduction: a comparative study of Austria, England and Romania

Insurance, public assistance and household flood risk reduction: a comparative study of Austria, England and Romania

a research article by Swenja Surminski  4 September, 2017

In light of increasing losses from floods many researchers and policy makers are looking for ways to encourage flood risk reduction among communities, business, and households. In this study the authors investigate risk reduction behavior at the household level in three European Union (EU) Member States with fundamentally different insurance and compensation schemes. read more »


A theory of gains from trade in multilaterally linked ETSs

a working paper by Baran Doda, Simon Quemin, Luca Taschini  4 September, 2017

This paper develops a novel theoretical tool with which a jurisdiction can evaluate the economic gains it can expect to obtain by linking its emissions trading system (ETS) to one, two or many ETSs at the same time. read more »


Does choice of drought index influence estimates of drought-induced cereal losses in India?

Does choice of drought index influence estimates of drought-induced cereal losses in India?

a working paper by Francisco Pereira Fontes, Ashley Gorst, Charles Palmer  28 August, 2017

This research suggests that by using a more flexible measure of droughts policy-makers could more effectively shape policy responses relating to climate adaptation and more accurately identify agricultural locations more vulnerable to climate change. read more »


Compliance, efficiency and instrument choice: evidence from air pollution control in China

Compliance, efficiency and instrument choice: evidence from air pollution control in China

a working paper by Thomas Stoerk  22 August, 2017

This study provides the first empirical evaluation of China’s 11th Five-Year Plan which set a goal to reduce the emission of sulphur dioxide (SO2) by 10% between 2006 and 2010. read more »


Survey sponsor effects on the willingness to pay for mortality risk reductions

Survey sponsor effects on the willingness to pay for mortality risk reductions

a working paper by Marcelo Lima  22 August, 2017

This research shows that when the monetary value people place on their health is measured by surveys, the type of institution sponsoring those surveys has an effect on that value. read more »


The impacts of environmental regulations on competitiveness

a research article by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Misato Sato  15 August, 2017

This article reviews the empirical literature on the impacts of environmental regulations on firms’ competitiveness as measured by trade, industry location, employment, productivity, and innovation. read more »


China’s leadership in fostering and financing infrastructure investment for a sustainable and dynamic future

China’s leadership in fostering and financing infrastructure investment for a sustainable and dynamic future

a policy report by Nicholas Stern, Isabella Neuweg, Patrick Curran  7 August, 2017

A previous draft of this report was published as a background paper submission to the China Development Forum 2017. An 8-page summary policy brief is also available.  Headline issue China … read more »


Private Sector Adaptation Strategies: How SMEs start to respond to Senegal’s semi-arid zones (In French)

a policy report by Mamadou Diop, Birame Diouf, Babacar Diouf, Florence Crick, Kate Elizabeth Gannon  31 July, 2017

Although research on climate change adaptation has been conducted on households and communities, particularly in Senegal’s semi-arid lands (SALs), very little attention has been paid to the local private sector, … read more »


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