Jonathan’s research focusses on the intersection of Development and Environmental Economics with topics in Labour, Productivity, and Trade.
He will on the academic job market this year and will be available for interviews at the Spanish Economic Association Annual Meeting (Girona, Dec 10-12th 2015), the American Economic Association Annual Meeting (San Francisco, Jan 3-5th 2016) and the Royal Economic Society Job Market Meeting (London, Jan 8-9th 2016).
Before starting his PhD at the LSE, Jonathan graduated with a BA (Hons) in Economics and MSc in Economics from the University of Exeter. During that time he specialised in Growth, Development, and Public Economics.
- Growth and Development,
- Environmental Economics,
- Labour Economics,
- Productivity and Innovation,
- Public Policy.
- Winner of the FEEM Award 2013 (Young Economist Prize awarded by the European Economic Association).
Research - 2021
In this paper the authors develop and implement a new method for identifying ‘wasted’ subsidies, and use it to provide systematic evidence on the misallocation of carbon offsets in the Clean Development Mechanism, the world’s largest carbon offset programme. Read more
Research - 2015
When agents are unable to smooth consumption and have distorted beliefs about the likelihood of future income realisations, uncertainty about... Read more
Research - 2013
Working Paper 132 Abstract How does future income uncertainty affect child labour and human capital accumulation? Using a unique panel... Read more
Research - 2011
Working Paper 66 Abstract This paper applies optimal sharing rules to a coalition formation game with positive externalities, demonstrating the... Read more
Policy - 2013
An Independent National Adaptation Programme for England Read more
News - 2013
Jonathan Colmer, a PhD student at the Grantham Research on Climate Change and the Environment, received this award at the European Economic Association. Read more