All pages with keywords: environmental economics

Do environmental and economic performance go together? A review of micro-level empirical evidence from the past decade or so

Do environmental and economic performance go together? A review of micro-level empirical evidence from the past decade or so

a research article by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Tobias Kruse 26 April, 2019

This article reviews the empirical literature combining economic and environmental performance data at the micro-level, i.e. firm or facility level. The literature has generally found a positive and statistically significant … read more »


For want of a chair: teaching price formation using a cap and trade game

For want of a chair: teaching price formation using a cap and trade game

a working paper by Stefano Carattini, Eli Fenichel, Alexander Gordan, Patrick Gourley 22 March, 2019

This paper describes the benefits of a game created as an active learning method to teach current and future decision-makers about the ‘cap and trade’ system, one of the most innovative policy options developed by environmental economists. read more »


Uncertainty and ambiguity in environmental economics: conceptual issues

a working paper by Geoffrey Heal, Antony Millner 26 September, 2017

In this paper, the authors’ treatment of uncertainty in environmental applications is motivated by two leading examples: climate change and biodiversity loss. They argue that in these cases uncertainty is sufficiently far-reaching that standard decision-making tools such as expected utility theory may no longer capture important aspects of our uncertainty preferences. Richer models of decision-making, which allow us to express lack of confidence in our information, may be more desirable. read more »


Dan O’Neill – Enough is enough

Dan O’Neill – Enough is enough

Public Lecture Simon Dietz 21 Oct 2013

LSE Students Union public lecture: Dan O’Neill spoke about the ideas in his new book, ‘Enough Is Enough: building a sustainable economy in a world of finite resources’. He explained … read more »


Jonathon Porritt – Climate Crunch: making the economics fit

Jonathon Porritt – Climate Crunch: making the economics fit

Public Lecture Eric Neumayer 4 Feb 2010

LSE Sustainability in Practice lecture, co-hosted by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment Chair: Professor Eric Neumayer, professor of environment and development and head of the … read more »