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Towards monitoring and managing sub-national liabilities in China: lessons from the balance sheet of County K

Towards monitoring and managing sub-national liabilities in China: lessons from the balance sheet of County K

a research article by Ehtisham Ahmad  1 January, 2018

With Xiaorong Zhang. In: Ahmad, Niu and Xiao (2018), Fiscal Underpinnings for Sustainable Development in China, Springer 2018.


Rebalancing, taxation and governance: fiscal policies for sustainable growth

Rebalancing, taxation and governance: fiscal policies for sustainable growth

a research article by Ehtisham Ahmad  1 January, 2018

In: Ahmad, Niu and Xiao (2018), Fiscal Underpinnings for Sustainable Development in China, Springer 2018.


Benchmarks for emissions trading – general principles for emissions scope

Benchmarks for emissions trading – general principles for emissions scope

a working paper by Misato Sato, Karsten Neuhoff, Vera Zipperer  20 December, 2017

Benchmarks within emissions trading schemes are used to determine the level of free allocation of permits to sectors at the risk of carbon leakage. This paper analyses how the design of such benchmarks can impact on firms’ production decisions and create efficient incentives for production and technology choices. read more »


Exploring the spatial and temporal determinants of gas central heating adoption

Exploring the spatial and temporal determinants of gas central heating adoption

a working paper by Daire McCoy, John Curtis  18 December, 2017

This research examines adoption of gas as a heating fuel in Ireland. The researchers provide an analysis that simulates gas network expansions yet to be undertaken and the potential impact of these on uptake of gas and the associated changes in CO2 emissions. read more »


Global economic growth and agricultural land conversion under uncertain productivity improvements in agriculture

Global economic growth and agricultural land conversion under uncertain productivity improvements in agriculture

a research article by Simon Dietz  11 December, 2017

We study how stochasticity in the evolution of agricultural productivity interacts with economic and population growth at the global level. We use a two-sector Schumpeterian model of growth, in … read more »


Corporate tax and location choice for multinational firms

Corporate tax and location choice for multinational firms

a research article by Daire McCoy  10 December, 2017

This article examines the effects of corporate tax on these location decisions of newly established multinational subsidiaries across 26 European countries over an 8-year period. We contribute to the … read more »


Hydropower plans in eastern and southern Africa increase risk of concurrent climate-related electricity supply disruption

Hydropower plans in eastern and southern Africa increase risk of concurrent climate-related electricity supply disruption

a research article by Declan Conway, Carole Dalin  8 December, 2017

This paper explores how hydropower dams planned for eastern and southern Africa could put electricity supply at risk for vast regions because they rely on the same rainfall patterns for electricity generation. read more »


Climate change and the water–energy–food nexus: insights from policy and practice in Tanzania

Climate change and the water–energy–food nexus: insights from policy and practice in Tanzania

a research article by Joanna Pardoe, Declan Conway, Emilinah Namaganda, Katharine Vincent, Andrew J. Dougill, Japhet J. Kashaigili  6 December, 2017

Using document analysis and key informant interviews, this article examines how climate change is addressed in policy, how it is being mainstreamed into water, energy and agriculture sector policies and the extent to which cross-sectoral linkages enable coordinated action. These questions are addressed through a case study of Tanzania, highlighting broader lessons for other developing countries, particularly those in SSA facing similar challenges. read more »


Make low-carbon energy an integral part of the knowledge economy

Make low-carbon energy an integral part of the knowledge economy

a research article by Roger Fouquet  29 November, 2017

A close relationship would help to drive a faster, more secure transition away from fossil fuels, says Roger Fouquet. read more »


Designing the next generation of climate adaptation research for development

Designing the next generation of climate adaptation research for development

a research article by Lindsey Jones, Blane Harvey, Logan Cochrane, Declan Conway, Bernard Cantin, Rosalind J. Cornforth, Ken De Souza, Amy Kirbyshire  23 November, 2017

This paper presents an agenda for the next generation of climate adaptation research for development. The agenda is based on insights from a dialogue session held at the 2016 Adaptation Futures conference as well as drawing on the collective experience of the authors. read more »


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