David Grover

Research Officer

David's research is about the role that scientific and engineering knowledge has played in historical transitions in industry away from pollution-intensive production methods. The research mostly uses R&D and patent data, but also case evidence.

One of the aims of David's research is to predict which kinds of knowledge and technology are likely to play the biggest role in dealing with GHG emissions in the next 30 years - an exercise in technological forecasting.

He works with Sam Fankhauser| on green growth research.

Background

For the last three years, David has been a Fellow in the Department of Geography and Environ

ment at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), teaching econometrics, statistics and economic geography theory.

Before coming to LSE, he worked as a consultant with the regional development agencies in England and Wales, and with the oil and gas company, BG Group.

David has a BSc in International Development, MSc in Local Economic Development, and a PhD in Economic Geography.

Research programmes

Research interests

  • Technological change, innovation, growth; 
  • Knowledge, R&D, patenting, intellectual property;
  • Research methods (including philosophy of).

Media articles

2011

Killik asset management round table discussion|
David Grover, Confident Q1 2012, 14 December 

2009

LSE shops use cut in VAT to boost green sales
|David Grover, Financial Times (letter), 10 January

Research articles

2014

Grover, D. January 2014. Technology and learning in a global MAC curve: evidence from the phase-out of ozone depleting substances. Working Paper, Grantham Research Institute, London UK. Download PDF of paper (873KB)

2013

Grover, D. January 2013. Do market-based instruments really induce more environmental R&D? A test using US panel data. Working paper, Grantham Research Institute, London, UK. Download PDF of paper|

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2012

 

Grover, D. 2012. Book review, The Rate and Direction of Inventive Activity Revisited by J Lerner and S Stern. Journal of Economic Literature. Download PDF of paper| 

 

Grover, D. December 2012. Conflicting duty for government? The UK's new Green Investment Bank. Comment to WJS Europe. Download PDF of paper|

 

Grover, D. November 2012. The “advancedness” of knowledge in pollution-saving technological change with a qualitative application to SO2 cap and trade. Working paper, Grantham Research Institute, London, UK. Download PDF of paper|

 

Grover, D. November 2012. Knowledge versus technique in SO2-saving technological change: A comparative test using quantile regression with implications for greenhouse gas compliance. Working paper, Grantham Research Institute, London, UK. Download PDF of paper|

 

Fankhauser, S., Bowen, A., Calel, R., Dechezleprêtre, A., Grover, D., Rydge, J., and Sato, M. November 2012. Who will win the green race? In search of environmental competitiveness and innovation. Working paper, Grantham Research Institute, London, UK. Download PDF of paper|

 

Grover, D. August 2012. Knowledge versus technique in SO2-saving technological change: a comparative test using quantile regression with implications for greenhouse gas compliance. Energy Policy. Under review. External link to PDF of full article|

 

Grover, D. July 2012. Does flexibility really induce more environmental R&D? A test using US panel data. Environmental and Resource Economics. Under review.

Grover, D. June 2012. The "advancedness" of knowledge in pollution-saving technological change with a qualitative application to SO2 cap and trade. Ecological Economics. Under review. External link to PDF of full article|

 

2011

 

Grover, D. June 2011. Global region without a global city? The case of South East England. Regional Science Policy and Practice, v.4, pp.65-81. External link to PDF of full article|

 

2009

 

Grover, D. 2009. Revising the investment theory of Q to account for pollution abatement capital stock: a comment on Batabyal and Nijkamp. International Regional Science Review. External link to full article|

 

Grover, D. 2009. Voluntary Carbon Markets (book review). The Business Economist, v.41. External link to PDF of full review| 

Policy articles

2013

Grover, D. November 2013. The British Feed-in Tariff for small renewable energy systems: Can it be made fairer? Policy paper, Grantham Research Institute, London, UK. Download PDF of paper| (PDF, 0.99MB)

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Contact details

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  • Tel: +44 (0) 789 969 1268
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