Renaud Coulomb

Post Doctoral Researcher (part-time)

Renaud joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in October 2013 . His work focuses on fossil fuels extraction, carbon capture and storage technology, and on the impacts of carbon taxation on the profits of fossil fuels owners.

Renaud also works at Ecole Centrale Paris on green growth.


Renaud completed his PhD in Economics at Paris School of Economics in 2013.

Renaud also has a Master degree in Economics from ENS Cachan and PSE, and a Master degree in International Relations from Sciences-Po Paris.

Research interests

  • Fossil fuels extraction and Hotelling-like models
  • Carbon capture and storage technology 
  • Credibility of long-term carbon taxation 
  • Political majorities, social networks and finance

Research articles


Coulomb, R., and Henriet, F. 2013. The grey paradox: how oil owners can benefit from carbon taxation. PSE Working Paper. 

Coulomb, R. 2013. Climate change and clean capital accumulation: when to invest? PSE Working Paper.


Coulomb, R., and Sangnier, M. 2012. The impacts of political majorities on firm value: do electoral promises or friendship connections matter? PSE Working Paper.


Coulomb, R., and Henriet, F. 2010. Carbon price and optimal extraction of a polluting fossil fuel with restricted carbon capture. PSE Working Paper.

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