All pages with keywords: competitiveness

The impacts of energy prices on industrial foreign investment location: evidence from global firm level data

a working paper by Aurélien Saussay, Misato Sato 11 December, 2018

The results of this paper show that upon deciding to invest, firms are attracted to regions that have lower energy prices. This supports arguments for better targeting leakage prevention measures to complement carbon pricing for energy-intensive industrial activities. read more »


International and sectoral variation in industrial energy prices 1995–2015

International and sectoral variation in industrial energy prices 1995–2015

a research article by Misato Sato, Gregor Singer, Damien Dussaux, Stefania Lovo 15 November, 2018

– External link to paper – External link to data Energy price rises for industry are a major political concern. Access to cheap energy is often considered a key factor … 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 »


A large body of academic studies suggest climate change policies have had only a very small impact on competitiveness

a commentary by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Misato Sato 7 June, 2017

President Trump claimed that the Paris Agreement on climate change “disadvantages the United States to the exclusive benefit of other countries”. This commentary highlights a number of recent research papers which show no evidence for such claims. read more »


The climate impact of quantitative easing

The climate impact of quantitative easing

a policy publication by Sini Matikainen, Emanuele Campiglio, Dimitri Zenghelis 30 May, 2017

Note that an 8-page policy brief for decision-makers that draws on the full 36-page paper is available.  Headline issue Both climate change and the low-carbon transition are likely to have … read more »


UK export opportunities in the low-carbon economy

a policy publication by Maria Carvalho, Sam Fankhauser 24 April, 2017

This policy brief outlines the opportunities and threats to trade in low-carbon goods and services in the UK. read more »


Misato Sato

Solving the clinker dilemma with hybrid output-based allocation

a research article by Frédéric Branger, Misato Sato 18 January, 2017

Output-based allocation (OBA) is one of the main options discussed for addressing carbon leakage in emissions trading systems. This paper studies how different OBA designs affect incentives on mitigation … read more »


Emission intensity and firm dynamics: reallocation, product mix, and technology in India

Emission intensity and firm dynamics: reallocation, product mix, and technology in India

a working paper by Geoffrey Barrows, 28 June, 2016

This study looks at how market conditions shape aggregate carbon dioxide emission intensity from manufacturing. read more »


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Inclusion of Consumption of carbon intensive materials in emissions trading – An option for carbon pricing post-2020

a policy publication by Karsten Neuhoff, Roland Ismer, William Acworth, Andrzej Ancygier, Carolyn Fischer, Manuel Haussner, Hanna-Liisa Kangas, Yong-Gun Kim, Clayton Munnings, Anne Owen, Stephan Pauliuk, Oliver Sartor, Misato Sato, Jan Stede, Thomas Sterner, Michael Tervooren, Ruud Tusveld, Richard Wood, Zhang Xiliang, Lars Zetterberg 1 June, 2016

A project led jointly by Climate Strategies and DIW Berlin has been exploring whether inclusion of domestic sales of selected energy intensive commodities (e.g. steel) in domestic emission trading schemes … read more »


The fifth carbon budget: how will it affect the UK’s competitiveness?

The fifth carbon budget: how will it affect the UK’s competitiveness?

Policy Seminar Samuela Bassi, Dimitri Zenghelis 10 May 2016

The Government must legislate the level of the fifth carbon budget, covering the period 2028 to 2032, by the end of June 2016. This event will explore the ambition of … read more »