All pages with keywords: social discount rate

Inequality aversion and the environment

Inequality aversion and the environment

a working paper by Frank Venmans, Ben Groom 18 November, 2019

In this paper the authors provide experimental evidence to illustrate that aversion to environmental inequality is as pronounced as aversion to income inequality and varies across different types of environmental quality. read more »


Social Discount Rates for Cost -Benefit Analysis: A Report for  HM Treasury

Social Discount Rates for Cost -Benefit Analysis: A Report for HM Treasury

a policy publication by Mark C. Freeman, Ben Groom, Michael Spackman 6 March, 2018

A summary report from two workshops on recent advances in social discounting practice and theory. This paper was prepared as a summary of a workshop held in April 2016 on … read more »


Discounting and the representative median agent

a working paper by Johannes Emmerling, Ben Groom, Tanja Wettingfeld 24 July, 2017

Social discount rates (SDRs) are used in cost–benefit analysis to determine the present value of future costs and benefits: for example, to determine how much today’s society should invest in … read more »


Grantham Workshop | Antony Millner ‘Non-paternalistic social discounting’

Grantham Workshop | Antony Millner ‘Non-paternalistic social discounting’

Grantham Workshop Antony Millner 3 May 2017

Antony Millner, an Associate Professorial Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics, will be the speaker for this seminar. … read more »


Weighing the costs and benefits of climate change to our children

Weighing the costs and benefits of climate change to our children

a research article by Simon Dietz, Ben Groom, William Pizer 27 July, 2016

Our efforts to put the brakes on climate change or adapt to a warming climate present a fundamental tradeoff between costs borne today and benefits that accrue to the … read more »


Discounting disentangled

a working paper by Ben Groom, Mark C. Freeman, Frikk Nesje, Moritz Drupp 27 November, 2015

This working paper finds that current policy guidance concerning social discounting and the evaluation of long-term public projects needs to be updated. read more »