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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 publication 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 publication 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 »


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 »


China’s leadership on sustainable infrastructure: lessons for the world

China’s leadership on sustainable infrastructure: lessons for the world

a policy publication by Nicholas Stern, Isabella Neuweg, Patrick Curran  18 July, 2017

China is taking an active leadership role in a new global agenda that has sustainable infrastructure at its heart – an agenda that is starting to address the … read more »


The climate beta

The climate beta

a research article by Simon Dietz, Christian Gollier, Louise Kessler  17 July, 2017

How does climate-change mitigation affect the aggregate consumption risk borne by future generations? In other words, what is the ‘climate beta’? In this paper we argue using a combination … 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 »


Fishing and Non-Fishing Income Decisions: The Role of Human Capital and Family Structure

Fishing and Non-Fishing Income Decisions: The Role of Human Capital and Family Structure

a research article by Shaikh Eskander  7 July, 2017

Eskander, Shaikh M.S.U. and Barbier, Edward B. and Gilbert, Ben (2018). In: Land Economics, 94 (1). pp. 114-136. ISSN 0023-7639


The long-run effects of missionary orders in Mexico

The long-run effects of missionary orders in Mexico

a research article by Maria Waldinger  7 July, 2017

Waldinger, Maria (2017). In: Journal of Development Economics, 127. pp. 355-378. ISSN 0304-3878


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 »


Subnational climate entrepreneurship: innovative climate action in California and São Paulo

Subnational climate entrepreneurship: innovative climate action in California and São Paulo

a research article by Joana Setzer  10 June, 2017

The distinct role of subnational governments such as states and provinces in addressing climate change has been increasingly acknowledged. But while most studies investigate the causes and consequences of … read more »