All pages with keywords: political economy

Institutions, climate change, and the foundations of long-term policymaking

Institutions, climate change, and the foundations of long-term policymaking

a working paper by Jared J. Finnegan 9 April, 2019

This paper focuses on the role of political institutions, particularly electoral rules, and state–business relationships, to ask why some countries take strong action to address long-term problems like climate change while others do very little. read more »


Green taxes in a post-Paris world: are millions of nays inevitable?

Green taxes in a post-Paris world: are millions of nays inevitable?

a research article by Stefano Carattini 6 April, 2017

Carattini, S., Baranzini, A., Thalmann, P. et al. Environ Resource Econ (2017). doi:10.1007/s10640-017-0133-8


Carbon pricing in climate policy: seven reasons, complementary instruments, and political economy considerations

Carbon pricing in climate policy: seven reasons, complementary instruments, and political economy considerations

a research article by Stefano Carattini 31 March, 2017

Carbon pricing is a recurrent theme in debates on climate policy. Discarded at the 2009 COP in Copenhagen, it remained part of deliberations for a climate agreement in subsequent … read more »


Effectiveness, earmarking and labeling: testing the acceptability of carbon taxes with survey data

Effectiveness, earmarking and labeling: testing the acceptability of carbon taxes with survey data

a research article by Andrea Baranzini, Stefano Carattini 1 January, 2017

This paper analyzes the drivers of carbon taxes acceptability with survey data and a randomized labeling treatment. Based on a sample of more than 300 individuals, it assesses the … read more »


Beliefs, politics, and environmental policy

a research article by Antony Millner, 23 August, 2016

Experts and the general public often perceive environmental problems differently. Moreover, regulatory responses to environmental issues often do not coincide with consensus expert recommendations. These two facts are mutually … read more »


Path dependence in energy systems and economic development

a research article by Roger Fouquet 11 July, 2016

Energy systems are subject to strong and long-lived path dependence, owing to technological, infrastructural, institutional and behavioural lock-ins. Yet, with the prospect of providing accessible cheap energy to stimulate economic … read more »


Green taxes in a post-Paris world: are millions of nays inevitable?

Green taxes in a post-Paris world: are millions of nays inevitable?

a working paper by Stefano Carattini, Andrea Baranzini, Philippe Thalmann, Frédéric Varone, Frank Vöhringer 21 June, 2016

This paper addresses the question of the acceptability of cost-effective climate policy in a real-voting setting – the 2015 ballot on energy taxes in Switzerland. read more »


Seven reasons to use carbon pricing in climate policy

a working paper by Andrea Baranzini, Jeroen van den Bergh, Stefano Carattini, Richard Howarth, Emilio Padilla, Jordi Roca 11 February, 2016

The idea of a global carbon price has been a recurrent theme in debates on international climate policy. Discarded at the Conference of Parties (COP) of Copenhagen in 2009, it … read more »


The political economy of passing climate change legislation: evidence from a survey

The political economy of passing climate change legislation: evidence from a survey

a research article by Sam Fankhauser, Caterina Gennaioli, Murray Collins 8 September, 2015

This paper reviews the main domestic factors that drive legislation on climate change. read more »


Beliefs, politics, and environmental policy

Beliefs, politics, and environmental policy

a working paper by Antony Millner, 25 August, 2015

This paper explores the relationship between beliefs and policy choices in relation to environmental regulation. read more »