Publications






Developing an Input–Output based method to estimate a national-level EROI

Working paper by Lina Brand Correa, Paul E. Brockway, Claire Carter, Tim Foxon, Peter Taylor on 27 Jan 2017

Concerns have been raised that declining energy return on investment (EROI) from fossil fuels and low levels of EROI for alternative energy sources could constrain the ability of national economies to continue to deliver economic growth and improvements in social wellbeing. However, in order to test these concerns on a national scale, there is a […]


Was von Thünen right? Cattle intensification and deforestation in Brazil

Working paper by Francisco Pereira Fontes, Charles Palmer on 27 Jan 2017

This paper examines whether patterns of cattle intensification, deforestation, and pasture expansion in the Brazilian state of Rondonia are consistent with the land rent framework, in which location and distance to markets are key determinants of rents. A panel dataset of household lots, collected between 1996 and 2009, is used to test the hypothesis that […]



Valuing predictability

Working paper by Antony Millner, Daniel Heyen on 24 Jan 2017

How important is it to be able to predict the distant future? The authors of this paper study this question in a model of an agent who operates in a … read more »


The European Union in International Climate Change Negotiations

Book by Stavros Afionis on 23 Jan 2017

The EU has been portrayed as a leader in international climate change negotiations. Its role in the development of the climate change regime, as well as the adoption of novel policy instruments such as the EU Emissions Trading Scheme in 2005, are frequently put forward as indicative of a determination to push the international climate […]