About

Background

Frank Venmans was a monthly visitor since 2013 at the Grantham Institute. Before joining Grantham full time in 2020, he was Associate Professor in microeconomics and environmental economics at the University of Mons, Belgium. He did his PhD thesis in the finance department of UMONS, focussing on the European carbon market. He is also the president of the Walloon Expert Committee on Climate since 5 years, a body assisting the government in reducing carbon emissions by 55% in 2030 in Wallonia, the French-speaking part of Belgium.

Research interests

  • Integrated assessment modelling and risk,
  • Discounting and inequality aversion,
  • Carbon markets,
  • Policy evaluation.

Methods

  • Stochastic dynamic optimization,
  • Financial econometrics,
  • Causal inference.

Research

Research - 2020

Research - 2019

The authors of this comment respond to a recent argument put forward by Lemoine and Rudik (2017), that it is efficient to delay reducing carbon emissions because there is substantial inertia in the climate system. Mattauch et al. show that there is no such inertia, which means there is no lag between carbon emissions and warming. Read more

Research - 2017

Research - 2016

Events

Events - 2019

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