All pages with keywords: economic competitiveness

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 presentation 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 »


UK climate change policy: how does it affect competitiveness?

a policy report by Samuela Bassi, Chris Duffy 10 May, 2016

The Committee on Climate Change has recommended that setting a target to reduce UK emissions of greenhouse gases to an average of 57 per cent below their 1990 … read more »


The competitiveness impact of a UK carbon price: what do the data say?

a policy paper by David Grover, Ganga Shreedhar, Dimitri Zenghelis 11 January, 2016

This paper explores the potential impact of a uniform £20 per tonne carbon price on fuels and production costs across all 106 industries that comprise the UK economy. read more »


Asymmetric industrial energy prices and international trade

a research article by Misato Sato, Antoine Dechezleprêtre 31 December, 2015

This paper measures the response of bilateral trade flows to differences in industrial energy prices across countries. Using a rich panel dataset with 42 countries, 62 manufacturing sectors over 16 … read more »


Asymmetric industrial energy prices and international trade

Asymmetric industrial energy prices and international trade

a working paper by Misato Sato, Antoine Dechezleprêtre 2 March, 2015

This paper measures the response of bilateral trade flows to differences in industrial energy prices across countries. Using a panel for the period 1996-2011 including 42 countries, 62 sectors and … read more »


New report exposes myth that green regulations inflict major harm on business competitiveness and economic growth

Press release 14 November, 2014

Environmental regulations only reduce productivity and employment by a small amount, and can boost economic growth by encouraging innovation by businesses, according to a new report published today (14 November … read more »


The impacts of environmental regulations on competitiveness

a policy report by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Misato Sato 14 November, 2014

Report shows that environmental regulations have only a a marginal impact on competiviveness and that the benefits often outweigh the costs read more »


Burden or opportunity? How UK emissions reductions policies affect the competitiveness of businesses

a policy paper by Dimitri Zenghelis, Samuela Bassi 6 July, 2014

The ongoing review of the UK’s Fourth Carbon Budget is closely linked to the debate over the impact that domestic climate change policies can have on the competitiveness of businesses. … read more »


Walking alone? How the UK’s carbon targets compare with its competitors’

a policy paper by Samuela Bassi, Samuel Fankhauser, Fergus Green, Michal Nachmany 18 March, 2014

The UK Government is reviewing the fourth carbon budget for the period  2023-27. The Committee on Climate Change has recommended that the budget, which was originally legislated in … read more »


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