All pages with keywords: technology

Why the Chancellor’s statement on the cost of a net-zero transition in the UK could imperil the country’s climate ambitions

a commentary by Dimitri Zenghelis 6 June, 2019

Dimitri Zenghelis explains why the British Chancellor’s assertion that a net-zero economy in the UK will cost more than £1 trillion by 2050 is simply wrong. read more »


Nobel for Economics 2018 – a question of imbalance

a commentary by Dimitri Zenghelis 5 April, 2019

Dimitri Zenghelis explains why Paul Romer’s theory of endogenous growth can be harnessed to direct and design a net-zero-carbon future while using William Nordhaus’s DICE and RICE models may already have proved truly damaging. read more »


Sustainable growth in the UK: Seizing opportunities from technological change and the transition to a low-carbon economy

a policy publication by James Rydge, Ralf Martin, Anna Valero 3 December, 2018

This special report for the LSE Growth Commission shows why it is sensible for environmental sustainability to be at the heart of the UK’s growth strategy and how this can be achieved, setting out recommendations for government across the areas of innovation, infrastructure, skills and cities. read more »


Consumer surplus from energy transitions

Consumer surplus from energy transitions

a working paper by Roger Fouquet 26 September, 2017

This paper estimates the consumer surplus associated with heating, transport and lighting over more than 200 years and identifies the gains from a number of key energy transitions. read more »


What drives social contagion in the adoption of solar photovoltaic technology?

a working paper by Andrea Baranzini, Stefano Carattini, Martin Péclat 17 July, 2017

This research finds that households, businesses and farms are more likely to install solar panels if others in their neighbourhood have already done so, and in particular if existing installations … read more »


Grantham Workshop | Roger Fouquet “The welfare effects of technological revolutions”

Grantham Workshop | Roger Fouquet “The welfare effects of technological revolutions”

Grantham Workshop Roger Fouquet 16 Nov 2016

Roger Fouquet, Associate Professorial Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, will be the speaker for this seminar. The title of Roger’s presentation is ‘The … read more »


Climate change policy, innovation and growth

a policy publication by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Ralf Martin, Samuela Bassi 18 January, 2016

New clean technologies are urgently required to meet long-term global climate goals. Simulating the development of these technologies has become worldwide policy priority. This policy brief uses the … read more »


RSS | Igor Nikolic “Agent based modelling of large scale socio-technical systems and links to environmental economics modelling and policy”

Research Seminar Serie 21 Oct 2015

Igor Nikolic, Associate Professor in the Energy and Industry group, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management faculty at Delft University of Technology,will be the speaker at this event. Igor will be … read more »


Why did the knowledge transition occur in the West and not the East? ICT and the role of governments in Europe, East Asia and the Muslim world

Why did the knowledge transition occur in the West and not the East? ICT and the role of governments in Europe, East Asia and the Muslim world

a research article by Ralph Hippe 27 April, 2015

The invention of a new ICT, the printing press, may have been a fundamental turning point in knowledge transition. But did Gutenberg’ s printing press succeed in Europe because of, … read more »


Why did the knowledge transition occur in the West and not in the East? ICT and the role of governments in Europe, East Asia and the Muslim world

Why did the knowledge transition occur in the West and not in the East? ICT and the role of governments in Europe, East Asia and the Muslim world

a working paper by Ralph Hippe 18 February, 2015

The invention of a new ICT, the printing press, may have been a fundamental turning point in knowledge transition. But did Gutenberg’s printing press succeed in Europe because of, or … read more »