All pages with keywords: development

China’s leadership in fostering and financing infrastructure investment for a sustainable and dynamic future

China’s leadership in fostering and financing infrastructure investment for a sustainable and dynamic future

a policy publication by Nicholas Stern, Isabella Neuweg, Patrick Curran 7 August, 2017

A previous draft of this report was published as a background paper submission to the China Development Forum 2017. An 8-page summary policy brief is also available.  Headline issue China … read more »


China’s leadership on sustainable infrastructure: lessons for the world

China’s leadership on sustainable infrastructure: lessons for the world

a policy publication by Nicholas Stern, Isabella Neuweg, Patrick Curran 18 July, 2017

China is taking an active leadership role in a new global agenda that has sustainable infrastructure at its heart – an agenda that is starting to address the … read more »


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 »


Grantham seminar | Prof. John A. Mathews: “Greening of industry: China’s green development model as driver”

Grantham seminar | Prof. John A. Mathews: “Greening of industry: China’s green development model as driver”

Seminar Dimitri Zenghelis 12 May 2016

Grantham seminar introduced and chaired by Dimitri Zenghelis, Co-Head of Climate Policy at the Grantham Research Institute Western industrialism has achieved miracles, promoting unprecedented levels of prosperity and raising hundreds … read more »


Driving sustainable development through better infrastructure: Key elements of a transformation program

a policy publication by Amar Bhattacharya, Jeremy Oppenheim, Nicholas Stern 13 July, 2015

Paper produced with The Brookings Institute and The New Climate Economy The U.N. Conference on Financing for Development at Addis Ababa provides a historic opportunity to reach consensus on a … read more »


Responding to the Global Crisis and Climate Change Mitigation and Development

Policy Seminar 1 Sep 2009

Launch Lecture of UNCTAD Trade and Development Report Chair: Dr Ken Shadlen, reader in development studies at LSE Speaker: Heiner Flassbeck, director of the Division of Globalization and Development Strategies, … read more »


Disasters and development: Natural disasters, credit constraints and economic growth

Disasters and development: Natural disasters, credit constraints and economic growth

a research article by Tom McDermott 23 November, 2013

Using a simple two-period model of the economy, we demonstrate the potential effects of natural disasters on economic growth over the medium to long term. In particular, we focus on the effect of such shocks on investment. read more »


The luck of the development draw: environmental volatility and the takeoff to modern economic growth

The luck of the development draw: environmental volatility and the takeoff to modern economic growth

a research article by Tom McDermott 29 May, 2012

This paper tests the implications of the model developed by Acemoglu and Zilibotti [Daron Acemoglu and Fabrizio Zilibotti, 1997. Was Prometheus unbound by chance? Risk, diversification and growth. Journal … read more »


The effects of natural disasters on human capital accumulation

The effects of natural disasters on human capital accumulation

a research article by Tom McDermott 20 February, 2012

In this paper I investigate the effects of disasters on human capital accumulation using an extensive panel dataset on natural disasters, covering 170 countries over a 25 year period … read more »