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Economic growth and development with low-carbon energy

Economic growth and development with low-carbon energy

a working paper by Sam Fankhauser, Frank Jotzo  23 March, 2017

Energy is needed for economic growth, and access to cheap, reliable energy is an essential development objective. However, in the future access to fossil fuel-based energy will need to be … 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 working paper by Arlan Brucal, Michael Roberts  23 March, 2017

How do energy efficiency standards affect consumer welfare? To answer this question the authors look at how these standards have affected the price and quality of major appliances – including … read more »


Cars, carbon taxes and CO2 emissions

Cars, carbon taxes and CO2 emissions

a working paper by Julius Andersson  21 March, 2017

Is a carbon tax effective in reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, and thereby mitigating climate change? This paper is one of the first empirical analyses of this question and the … read more »


Sustaining investment in climate innovation

Sustaining investment in climate innovation

a policy report by Antoine Dechezleprêtre  15 March, 2017

Part of a series of Climate Innovation Insights published by Climate-KIC. Key messages Limiting global warming to 1.5°C, the target under the Paris Agreement, will require massive investments in low-carbon … read more »


Evolving discourses on water resource management and climate change in the Equatorial Nile Basin

Evolving discourses on water resource management and climate change in the Equatorial Nile Basin

a research article by Declan Conway  12 March, 2017

Transboundary water resources management in the Equatorial Nile Basin (EQNB) is a politically contested issue. There is a growing body of literature examining water-related discourses which identifies the ability … read more »


Long-term scenarios: Energy pathways in the UK

a research article by Alessandro Tavoni  6 March, 2017

The bottom-up approach promoted through the Paris Agreement and signed in 2016 requires the definition of accurate and realistic national pathways to cut emissions. A recent study applied to … read more »


Methods for strengthening a weak instrument in the case of a persistent treatment

Methods for strengthening a weak instrument in the case of a persistent treatment

a working paper by Michel Berthélemy, Petyo Bonev, Damien Dussaux, Magnus Söderberg  28 February, 2017

When evaluating policy treatments that are persistent and endogenous, available instrumental variables often exhibit more variation over time than the treatment variable. This leads to a weak instrumental variable problem, … read more »


International patent families: from application strategies to statistical indicators

International patent families: from application strategies to statistical indicators

a working paper by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Yann Ménière, Myra Mohnen  28 February, 2017

This paper provides an in-depth analysis of the characteristics of international patent families, including their domestic component. The authors exploit a relatively under-studied feature of patent families, namely the number … read more »


The use of evidence by the Cabinet Office: submitted to the ‘My Science Inquiry’ by the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology

The use of evidence by the Cabinet Office: submitted to the ‘My Science Inquiry’ by the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology

a policy paper by Bob Ward  28 February, 2017

These are the annotated notes to accompany an oral presentation on 1 February 2017 to the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology.


Luring others into climate action: coalition formation games with threshold and spillover effects

a research article by Valentina Bosetti, Melanie Heugues, Alessandro Tavoni  17 February, 2017

We explore the prospects of cooperation in a threshold public bad game. The experiment’s setup allows us to investigate the issue of effort coordination between signatories and non-signatories to … read more »


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