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Seven centuries of European economic growth and decline

a working paper by Roger Fouquet, Stephen Broadberry  15 September, 2015

This paper investigates very long run pre-industrial economic development. New annual GDP per capita data for six European countries over the last seven hundred years paint a clearer picture of … read more »


A review of the economics of adaptation and climate-resilient development

A review of the economics of adaptation and climate-resilient development

a working paper by Paul Watkiss  14 September, 2015

This working paper aims to inform the development community about the current state-of-knowledge and emerging thinking on the economics of adaptation and the application to development. read more »


The Ethiopian Commodity Exchange and spatial price dispersion

a working paper by Mintewab Bezabih, Camilla Andersson, Andrea Mannberg  11 September, 2015

This working paper looks at the impact of an institutional intervention on market efficiency in Ethiopia. More specifically it examines whether regional warehouses that are connected to a national commodity exchange reduce transaction costs and price dispersion between regions. read more »


Network Economics and the Environment: Insights and Perspectives

Network Economics and the Environment: Insights and Perspectives

a research article by Alessandro Tavoni  8 September, 2015

Local interactions and network structures appear to be a prominent feature of many environmental problems. This paper discusses a wide range of issues and potential areas of application, including the … read more »


The political economy of passing climate change legislation: evidence from a survey

The political economy of passing climate change legislation: evidence from a survey

a research article by Sam Fankhauser, Caterina Gennaioli, Murray Collins  8 September, 2015

This paper reviews the main domestic factors that drive legislation on climate change. read more »


Irreducible uncertainty in near-term climate projections

Irreducible uncertainty in near-term climate projections

a research article by David Stainforth  4 September, 2015

Model simulations of the next few decades are widely used in assessments of climate change impacts and as guidance for adaptation. Their non-linear nature reveals a level of irreducible uncertainty … read more »


Consumption smoothing and the welfare cost of uncertainty

Consumption smoothing and the welfare cost of uncertainty

a working paper by Jonathan Colmer, Yonas Alem  4 September, 2015

When agents are unable to smooth consumption and have distorted beliefs about the likelihood of future income realisations, uncertainty about future states of the world has a direct effect on … read more »


EU ETS, Free Allocations, and Activity Level Thresholds: The Devil Lies in the Details

EU ETS, Free Allocations, and Activity Level Thresholds: The Devil Lies in the Details

a research article by Misato Sato  1 September, 2015

It is well known that discontinuous jumps or thresholds in tax or subsidies are socially inefficient, because they create incentives to make strategic behavioral changes that lead to substantial increases … read more »


Climate and southern Africa’s water–energy–food nexus

Climate and southern Africa’s water–energy–food nexus

a research article by Declan Conway, Carole Dalin, Delphine Deryng  26 August, 2015

In southern Africa, the connections between climate and the water–energy–food nexus are strong. Physical and socioeconomic exposure to climate is high in many areas and in crucial economic sectors. Spatial … read more »


Beliefs, politics, and environmental policy

Beliefs, politics, and environmental policy

a working paper by Antony Millner,  25 August, 2015

This paper explores the relationship between beliefs and policy choices in relation to environmental regulation. read more »


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