Ralf Martin

Ralf is also a Research Fellow in Productivity and Innovation at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

He is also:


Ralf has a PhD from LSE, an MSc in Econometrics & Mathematical Economics from LSE, a Master’s in International Economic Studies from Maastricht University, Netherlands, and an undergraduate degree (Vordiplom) from Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

Research interests

  • Econometric policy evaluation;
  • Climate change policies;
  • Innovation and climate change;
  • Industrial policies;
  • Business microdata;
  • Prediction markets;
  • Memes.


Research - 2022

Research - 2021

Research - 2020

Research - 2017

Government policy in support of innovation often varies across technology areas. An important example are climate change policies that typically try to support so-called clean technologies that avoid greenhouse gas pollution and hamper dirty technologies that are associated with polluting emissions. This paper explores the economic consequences of such policy moves in the short run. Read more

Research - 2016

Research - 2013

Research - 2012

Research - 2010

Research - 2009


Policy - 2023

Policy - 2022

Policy - 2021

CCUS is necessary for the UK to reach its net-zero goals. This report assesses economic and potential employment opportunities and implications for the skills needed, as well as transferable strengths and capabilities from other sectors and barriers and enablers for CCUS growth in the UK. Read more

Policy - 2020

The UK needs to adopt a strategic approach to decarbonisation and the transition to net-zero economic growth. This report focuses on the goods and services related to passenger vehicles, identifying the multiple areas in which the UK could be competitive: opportunities lie in diverse goods and services across value chains and stages of innovation. Read more

Policy - 2018

This special report for the LSE Growth Commission shows why it is sensible for environmental sustainability to be at the heart of the UK’s growth strategy and how this can be achieved, setting out recommendations for government across the areas of innovation, infrastructure, skills and cities. Read more

Policy - 2016

Policy - 2010


Events - 2021

Events - 2019

Events - 2014


News - 2018

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