Simon Quemin is a Research Officer at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. He joined the institute in November 2018. His research lies at the interface between environmental and resource economics (climate policy in general and emissions trading in particular), decision-making under uncertainty and game theory.

Background

Simon completed his PhD in economics at the Climate Economics Chair, at Paris-Dauphine University (PSL Research University) in 2017, titled “Essays on spatial and temporal interconnections between and within Emissions Trading Systems”. He then served as an associate lecturer and researcher (ATER) for one year at Paris-Dauphine. He also holds a MRes in environmental and energy economics from ENPC ParisTech and a MEng in energy and fluid mechanics from ENSTA ParisTech.

Research interests

  • Environmental and resource economics;
  • Climate policy and carbon pricing;
  • Decision theory and game theory.

Research - 2020

Following reform of the EU emissions trading system (ETS) in 2018 further regulatory amendments are on the horizon as part of the 2021 review. This paper evaluates and compares the impacts of realistic regulatory changes within the ETS to inform the 2021 review and raise ambition, examining two main policy levers: the linear reduction factor and the market stability reserve. Read more

Research - 2019

The authors of this paper develop a model to evaluate first, the market developments in the European Union emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) over 2008–2017 ex-post and second, the performances of main features of the EU ETS reforms that took place in 2018, ex-ante. Read more

Events - 2018

News - 2020

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