Path dependence in energy systems and economic development

Research article by Roger Fouquet on 1 Jul 2016

Energy systems are subject to strong and long-lived path dependence, owing to technological, infrastructural, institutional and behavioural lock-ins. Yet, with the prospect of providing accessible cheap energy to stimulate economic … read more »

Green taxes in a post-Paris world: are millions of nays inevitable?

Working paper by Stefano Carattini, Andrea Baranzini, Philippe Thalmann, Frédéric Varone, Frank Vöhringer on 21 Jun 2016

Turning greenhouse gas emissions pledges into domestic policies is the next challenge for governments. We address the question of the acceptability of cost-effective climate policy in a real-voting setting. First, … read more »

Perceived stressors of climate vulnerability across scales in the Savannah zone of Ghana: A participatory approach

Research article by Andy Dougill, Philip Antwi-Agyei, Claire Quinn, Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe, Richard Lamboll, Delali Benjamin Komla Dovie, Samuel Godfried Kwasi Adiku on 16 Jun 2016

Smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are confronted with climatic and non-climatic stressors. Research attention has focused on climatic stressors, such as rainfall variability, with few empirical studies exploring non-climatic stressors and how these interact with climatic stressors at multiple scales to affect food security and livelihoods. This focus on climatic factors restricts understanding of the […]