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Trust and CO2 emissions: Cooperation on a global scale

a working paper by Stefano Carattini, Ara Jo  23 March, 2018

This paper finds that the culture of cooperation sustained by trust within a country positively affects international cooperative behaviour, showing that an increase in trust between citizens results in larger cuts in carbon dioxide¬†emissions. read more »


Is taxing waste a waste of time? Evidence from a Supreme Court decision

a research article by Stefano Carattini  19 March, 2018

Environmental taxes are often underexploited. This paper analyses the effectiveness of a garbage tax, assessing its effects on multiple outcomes as well as its acceptability. We study how a Supreme … read more »


Carbon offsets out of the woods? Acceptability of domestic vs. international reforestation programmes in the lab

Carbon offsets out of the woods? Acceptability of domestic vs. international reforestation programmes in the lab

a research article by Andrea Baranzini, Nicolas Borzykowski, Stefano Carattini  15 March, 2018

Following the entry into force of the Paris Agreement in November 2016, governments around the world are now expected to turn their nationally determined contributions into concrete climate policies. Given … read more »


Linking permit markets multilaterally

a working paper by Baran Doda, Simon Quemin, Luca Taschini  13 March, 2018

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 »


Households and heat stress: estimating the distributional consequences of climate change

Households and heat stress: estimating the distributional consequences of climate change

a research article by Mook Bangalore  12 March, 2018

Recent research documents the adverse causal impacts on health and productivity of extreme heat, which will worsen with climate change. In this paper, we assess the current distribution of heat … read more »


Disaster risk, climate change, and poverty: assessing the global exposure of poor people to floods and droughts

Disaster risk, climate change, and poverty: assessing the global exposure of poor people to floods and droughts

a research article by Mook Bangalore  2 March, 2018

People living in poverty are particularly vulnerable to shocks, including those caused by natural disasters such as floods and droughts. This paper analyses household survey data and hydrological riverine flood … read more »


Do natural disasters change savings and employment choices? Evidence from Pakistan

Do natural disasters change savings and employment choices? Evidence from Pakistan

a working paper by Shaikh Eskander, Sam Fankhauser, Shikha Jha, Samavia Batool, Ayesha Qaisrani  12 February, 2018

This research investigates the economic response of rural households in Pakistan to natural disasters, particularly the extent to which they adjust their savings and income strategies in response to floods. read more »


Monitoring and punishment networks in a common-pool resource dilemma: experimental evidence

Monitoring and punishment networks in a common-pool resource dilemma: experimental evidence

a working paper by Ganga Shreedhar, Alessandro Tavoni, Carmen Marchiori  31 January, 2018

This study simulates an environmental dilemma: a group of individuals sharing a natural resource from which they can individually gain. It shows how network structure impacts social welfare and reveals the cost of exclusively relying on perfect peer monitoring and punishment to enhance cooperation. read more »


Consumer surplus from energy transitions

Consumer surplus from energy transitions

a research article by Roger Fouquet  29 January, 2018

Energy transitions have led to major advances in human wellbeing. However, little evidence exists about the scale of the net benefits. By developing a new method for identifying the … read more »


Enabling private sector adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa

Enabling private sector adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa

a research article by Florence Crick, Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Mamadou Diop, Momadou Sow  22 January, 2018

The private sector is increasingly recognized as having important potential to help society adapt and become more resilient to climate change. Yet there is limited research examining how to … read more »


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