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Pricing ambiguity in catastrophe risk insurance

Pricing ambiguity in catastrophe risk insurance

a working paper by Simon Dietz, Falk Niehörster  23 May, 2019

The authors of this paper apply a newly developed insurance pricing model to two catastrophe model data sets relating to hurricane risk in two locations in the Atlantic basin, estimating ambiguity loads – the extra insurance premium due to ambiguity – and showing how these depend on the insurer’s attitude to ambiguity. read more »


How to price carbon to reach net-zero emissions in the UK

a policy publication by Josh Burke, Rebecca Byrnes, Sam Fankhauser  22 May, 2019

This report explains the importance of pricing carbon as a key component of any strategy to reach net-zero emissions in the UK, setting out how the price may differ sector to sector and how to incentivise negative emissions. read more »


Climate services and communication for development: The role of early career researchers in advancing the debate

Climate services and communication for development: The role of early career researchers in advancing the debate

a research article by Lindsey Jones  21 May, 2019

Climate services entail providing timely and tailored climate information to end-users in order to facilitate and improve decision-making processes. Climate services are instrumental in socio-economic development and benefit substantially from … read more »


Do energy efficiency standards hurt consumers? Evidence from household appliance sales

Do energy efficiency standards hurt consumers? Evidence from household appliance sales

a research article by Arlan Brucal, Michael Roberts  14 May, 2019

This paper examines whether energy efficiency standards influence consumer welfare. read more »


China’s 14th Plan, sustainable development and the new era

China’s 14th Plan, sustainable development and the new era

a policy publication by Isabella Neuweg, Nicholas Stern  7 May, 2019

Isabella Neuweg and Nick Stern describe the systemic reforms that could foster the investments in physical, human, natural and social capital that will drive forward China’s new era of high-quality, sustainable and inclusive growth and development. At the same time China can provide great support for its partner countries in the Belt and Road as they seek sustainable and inclusive development. read more »


Subnational Leaders and Diplomacy

Subnational Leaders and Diplomacy

a book by Joana Setzer  1 May, 2019

Subnational diplomacy has become an increasingly important part of foreign policy and international relations. This observation concerns a state of affairs that is not necessarily obvious or given. First, by … read more »


The role of power prices in structural transformation: Evidence from the Philippines

a research article by Majah-Leah Ravago, Arlan Brucal, James Roumasset, Jan Carlo Punongbayan  30 April, 2019

This paper examines the role of power prices on deindustrialization. read more »


Do environmental and economic performance go together? A review of micro-level empirical evidence from the past decade or so

Do environmental and economic performance go together? A review of micro-level empirical evidence from the past decade or so

a research article by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Tobias Kruse  26 April, 2019

This article reviews the empirical literature combining economic and environmental performance data at the micro-level, i.e. firm or facility level. The literature has generally found a positive and statistically significant … read more »


Institutions, climate change, and the foundations of long-term policymaking

Institutions, climate change, and the foundations of long-term policymaking

a working paper by Jared J. Finnegan  9 April, 2019

This paper focuses on the role of political institutions, particularly electoral rules, and state–business relationships, to ask why some countries take strong action to address long-term problems like climate change while others do very little. read more »


Patterns of outdoor exposure to heat in three South Asian cities

Patterns of outdoor exposure to heat in three South Asian cities

a research article by Christian Siderius  9 April, 2019

This paper presents an assessment of exposure to outdoor heat in the South Asian cities Delhi, Dhaka, and Faisalabad. read more »