Publications


When externalities collide: influenza and pollution

Working paper by Joshua Graff Zivin, Matthew Neidell, Nicholas Sanders on 28 Jun 2021

Influenza, or flu, and air pollution are significant public health risks that impact nations around the world with large economic consequences.




COVID-19 mortality and contemporaneous air pollution

by Wes Austin, Stefano Carattini, John Gomez Mahecha on 5 Oct 2020

Examining the relationship between contemporaneous exposure to fine particulate matter and COVID-19 morbidity and mortality, this paper, using US data, finds that fluctuations in local air quality can almost immediately impact the rate of confirmed cases and deaths from the disease.


Global trends in climate change litigation: 2020 snapshot

Policy publication by Joana Setzer, Rebecca Byrnes on 3 Jul 2020

Climate change litigation has been growing in importance over the past three decades as a way of either advancing or delaying effective action on climate change. This report reviews key developments around the world in climate litigation over the period May 2019 to May 2020.


Does it pay for firms to go green?

Policy publication by Misato Sato, Tobias Kruse, Josh Burke, Myra Mohnen, Peter Pope on 15 Jun 2020

To tackle the challenges of climate change, more investment needs to be mobilised in low-carbon technologies and capital assets. This report examines the implications for firms as they diversify into the green marketplace. read more »


Disaster impacts and financing: local insights from the Philippines

Working paper by Arlan Brucal, Viktor Rözer, Denyse S. Dookie, Rebecca Byrnes, Majah-Leah V. Ravago, Faye Cruz, Gemma Narisma on 9 Jun 2020

The Philippines is highly exposed to natural hazards including typhoons. This report, finding that financial aid tends to be heavily focused on response to hazards rather than preparedness and resilience, investigates why further disaster risk policy intervention may be required at the local level and provides guidance to policymakers. read more »