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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Carbon dating: when is it beneficial to link ETSs?

Carbon dating: when is it beneficial to link ETSs?

a research article by Baran Doda, Luca Taschini  2 June, 2017

We propose a theory of the economic advantage (EA) of regulating carbon emissions by linking two emissions trading systems versus operating them under autarky. Linking implies that permits issued in … read more »


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