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.
- Integrated assessment modelling and risk,
- Discounting and inequality aversion,
- Carbon markets,
- Policy evaluation.
- Stochastic dynamic optimization,
- Financial econometrics,
- Causal inference.
Research - 2021
This paper shows that economic models of climate change produce climate dynamics inconsistent with current climate science models. Read more
Measures of inequality aversion are elicited using hypothetical decision tasks. The tasks require an assessment of projects in the presence of environmental inequalities across space and time. Read more
Research - 2020
This paper reviews ex-post empirical assessments on the impact of carbon pricing on competitiveness in OECD and G20 countries, primarily... Read more
Lemoine and Rudik (2017) argues that it is efficient to delay reducing carbon emissions, due to supposed inertia in the... Read more
Research - 2019
In this paper the authors provide experimental evidence to illustrate that aversion to environmental inequality is as pronounced as aversion to income inequality and varies across different types of environmental quality. Read more
We exploit recent advances in climate science to develop a physically consistent, yet surprisingly simple, model of climate policy. It... Read more
There is a considerable body of evidence showing that our preferences exhibit both reference dependence and loss aversion, a.k.a. the... Read more
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
The authors of this paper have built a model of economically-efficient carbon dioxide emissions, which provides solutions for economically optimal peak warming of the planet, optimal emissions along the transition to peak warming, and optimal carbon prices, including under a temperature constraint consistent with the Paris Agreement. Read more
Research - 2016
There is a considerable body of evidence from behavioural economics and contingent valuation showing that our preferences exhibit both reference... Read more