Linking permit markets multilaterally

Working paper by Baran Doda, Simon Quemin, Luca Taschini on 27 Feb 2019

A patchwork of emissions trading systems (ETSs) currently operate in several jurisdictions, including the EU, Switzerland, South Korea and several US states and Canadian provinces. China has also been experimenting with emissions trading in seven provinces and cities and is setting up a national system that will be much larger than the current largest system, […]

Adding fuel to fire? Social spillovers and spatial disparities in the adoption of LPG in India

Working paper by Suchita Srinivasan, Stefano Carattini on 8 Feb 2019

This paper investigates the role of ‘social spillovers’ – people learning from and imitating the behaviour of other people – in the adoption of new technologies, with a focus on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in India. The conclusions are important for policymakers seeking to hasten the switch to cleaner energy sources in developing countries. read more »

Multi-level governance and power in climate change policy networks

Research article by Monica Di Gregorio, Leandra Fatorelli, Jouni Paavola, Bruno Locatelli, Emilia Pramova, Dodik Ridho Nurrochmat, Maria Brockhaus, Sonya Dyah Kusumadewi, Intan Maya Sari, Peter May on 29 Jan 2019

This article proposes an innovative theoretical framework that combines institutional and policy network approaches to study multi-level governance. The framework is used to derive a number of propositions on how cross-level power imbalances shape communication and collaboration across multiple levels of governance. The framework is then applied to examine the nature of cross-level interactions in […]

Intertemporal emissions trading and market design: an application to the EU ETS

Working paper by Simon Quemin, Raphaël Trotignon on 15 Jan 2019

The authors of this paper develop a model to assess the market stability reserve, a key feature of reforming the European Union’s emissions trading system (EU ETS), concluding that it is successful in raising the allowance price, but is limited in its ability to improve the system’s resilience to allowance demand shocks. read more »

Steering the climate system: an extended comment

Working paper by Linus Mattauch, Richard Millar, Frederick van der Ploeg, Armon Rezai, Anselm Schultes, Frank Venmans, Nico Bauer, Simon Dietz, Ottmar Edenhofer, Niall Farrell, Cameron Hepburn, Gunnar Luderer, Jacquelyn Pless, Fiona Spuler, Nicholas Stern, Alexander Teytelboym on 4 Jan 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 »

Pigou pushes preferences: decarbonisation and endogenous values

Working paper by Linus Mattauch, Cameron Hepburn, Nicholas Stern on 17 Dec 2018

This paper explores the relationship between carbon prices and policies that change consumers’ preferences, concluding that taking the effects into account in economic models would enhance understanding of climate change mitigation policy, facilitating the transition to a low-carbon economy. read more »