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UK Government should create market for greenhouse gas removals and increase carbon prices for businesses to achieve net zero emissions by 2050

Press release 22 May, 2019

To achieve ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the Government should create a market for so-called ‘negative emissions’ that result from the removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, … read more »


How do UK businesses walk the talk of net-zero ambition?

a commentary by Sam Unsworth 1 April, 2019

Business must deliver a step-change in its own ambitions and discourse if the UK is to meet a 2050 net-zero emissions target, argues Sam Unsworth. read more »


Mind over matter – how expectations generate sustainable wealth

Mind over matter – how expectations generate sustainable wealth

a commentary by Dimitri Zenghelis 19 March, 2019

Dimitri Zenghelis writes on how our expectations of the future shape the world and how we generate wealth, and determine whether and how we meet our climate and sustainability targets. read more »


How ready is South Africa for a new fuel levy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

How ready is South Africa for a new fuel levy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

a commentary by Patrick Curran 15 March, 2019

This June, South Africa’s much-delayed carbon tax is due to be implemented, to include a new levy on petrol and diesel. Patrick Curran contests that changing consumer behaviour and reducing emissions will be very difficult without investment in viable transport alternatives – and development of a wider suite of policies to cut emissions. read more »


Pigou pushes preferences: decarbonisation and endogenous values

a working paper by Linus Mattauch, Cameron Hepburn, Nicholas Stern 14 December, 2018

This paper explores the relationship between carbon prices and policies that change consumers’ preferences, concluding that taking the effects into account in economic models would enhance understanding of climate change mitigation policy, facilitating the transition to a low-carbon economy. 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 »


Cars, carbon taxes and CO2 emissions

Cars, carbon taxes and CO2 emissions

a working paper by Julius Andersson 21 March, 2017

Is a carbon tax effective in reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, and thereby mitigating climate change? This paper is one of the first empirical analyses of this question and the … read more »


RSS | Andrew Yates ‘Distributional effects of air pollution from electric vehicle adoption’

Research Seminar Serie 7 Dec 2016

Andrew Yates, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina, will be the speaker at this event. Andrew will present his paper entitled ‘Distributional effects of … read more »


A new approach to an age-old problem: solving externalities by incenting workers directly

A new approach to an age-old problem: solving externalities by incenting workers directly

a research article by Greer Gosnell 13 June, 2016

Understanding motivations in the workplace remains of utmost import as economies around the world rely on increases in labor productivity to foster sustainable economic growth. This study makes use … read more »


Cars, carbon taxes and CO2 emissions

Cars, carbon taxes and CO2 emissions

a working paper by Julius Andersson 15 October, 2015

This paper looks at whether carbon taxes imposed in Sweden were effective in reducing CO2 emissions. read more »