All pages with keywords: environmental policy

Overcoming public resistance to carbon taxes

Overcoming public resistance to carbon taxes

a research article by Stefano Carattini, Maria Carvalho, Sam Fankhauser 1 August, 2018

Carbon taxes represent a cost‐effective way to steer the economy toward a greener future. In the real world, their application has however been limited. In this paper, we address … read more »


Crime is in the air: the contemporaneous relationship between air pollution and crime

a working paper by Malvina Bondy, Sefi Roth, Lutz Sager 26 April, 2018

Using data for London, this research finds that elevated levels of air pollution have a positive and statistically significant impact on overall crime – and therefore that improving air quality in urban areas through tighter environmental policy may provide a cost-effective way to reduce crime. read more »


Call for papers for research workshop: ‘Great power responsibility and global environmental protection’ (29-30 June 2018)

Call for papers for research workshop: ‘Great power responsibility and global environmental protection’ (29-30 June 2018)

an announcement featuring Robert Falkner 9 February, 2018

“Great power involves great responsibility” (Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1945) – it has long been recognised that that great powers enjoy special privileges in international relations but also have special responsibilities, … read more »


Energy efficiency regulations benefit, not burden, US consumers

Energy efficiency regulations benefit, not burden, US consumers

a commentary by Arlan Brucal 15 August, 2017

While President Trump’s stance on climate change is somewhat confused, it is no surprise that during his presidency he has pushed back environmental regulations and standards which he suggests place … 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 »


Environmental Policy and Directed Technological Change: Evidence from the European Carbon Market

Environmental Policy and Directed Technological Change: Evidence from the European Carbon Market

a research article by Raphael Calel, Antoine Dechezleprêtre 4 March, 2016

This paper investigates the impact of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) on technological change, exploiting installations level inclusion criteria to estimate the System’s causal impact on firms’ … read more »


Pork barrel as a signaling tool: the case of US environmental policy

Pork barrel as a signaling tool: the case of US environmental policy

a working paper by Hélia Costa 11 February, 2016

Are environmental policies affected by the political cycle? This paper investigates if environmental spending is used as pork barrel with signaling purposes. It develops a two-period model of electoral competition … read more »


The great tamasha of India’s environmental politics

The great tamasha of India’s environmental politics

a commentary by Maria Carvalho 13 November, 2015

Maria Carvalho writes that India can meet environmental targets and reduce poverty at the same time, but it must overcome significant hurdles to do so. read more »


International and sectoral variation in energy prices 1995-2011: how does it relate to emissions policy stringency?

International and sectoral variation in energy prices 1995-2011: how does it relate to emissions policy stringency?

a dataset by a working paper by Misato Sato, Stefania Lovo, Gregor Singer, Damien Dussaux 25 March, 2015

New research analsying major trends in global energy prices and the extent to which energy prices are a good proxy for emissions policy stringency. New dataset available. read more »


Grantham Workshop – Hélia Costa – “Pork Barrel as a Signalling Tool: The Case of US Environmental Policy”.

Grantham Workshop – Hélia Costa – “Pork Barrel as a Signalling Tool: The Case of US Environmental Policy”.

Grantham Workshop Hélia Costa 4 Mar 2015

Hélia Costa, a Research Officer at the Grantham Research Institute, will be the speaker for this seminar.