All pages with keywords: economic competitiveness

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 »


What does the October 2018 Budget mean for UK carbon pricing in a no-deal Brexit?

a commentary by Josh Burke 30 October, 2018

To tax or to trade – that is the question. Following the October Budget, and as Brexit looms, Josh Burke assesses the policy landscape around carbon pricing in the UK. read more »


Adopt or innovate: Understanding technological responses to cap-and-trade

Adopt or innovate: Understanding technological responses to cap-and-trade

a working paper by Raphael Calel 18 May, 2018

This paper presents new evidence that the EU Emissions Trading System may have encouraged innovation rather than simply encouraging polluters to adopt existing abatement technologies. read more »


Energy savings through foreign acquisitions? Evidence from Indonesian manufacturing plants

Energy savings through foreign acquisitions? Evidence from Indonesian manufacturing plants

a working paper by Arlan Brucal, Inessa Love, Beata Javorcik 18 January, 2018

Using data from Indonesia, this study concludes that FDI can serve as a channel for international transfer of environmentally-friendly technologies and practices, thus directly contributing to environmental progress. read more »


Intellectual property rights protection and the international transfer of low-carbon technologies

Intellectual property rights protection and the international transfer of low-carbon technologies

a working paper by Damien Dussaux, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Matthieu Glachant 16 January, 2018

This study provides empirical evidence of the impact of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) on low-carbon technology transfer in OECD and non-OECD countries. read more »


Consultation response: ‘Clean Growth Strategy’

Consultation response: ‘Clean Growth Strategy’

a policy publication by Bob Ward, Sini Matikainen 4 January, 2018

This is a submission to the consultation on the UK Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, with comments on the overall strategy and key sections. read more »


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 »


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 »


UK climate change policy: how does it affect competitiveness?

UK climate change policy: how does it affect competitiveness?

a policy publication by Samuela Bassi 10 May, 2016

Presentation given at the UK All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group in London on 10 May 2016. read more »