Publications


Emissions trading with transaction costs

Working paper by Marc Baudry, Anouk Faure, Simon Quemin on 25 Jun 2020

The authors of this paper develop a theoretical model of emissions trading in the presence of transaction costs, calibrating the model to annual transactions and compliance data in the European Union emissions trading scheme over its second phase.


Using supply-side policies to raise ambition: the case of the EU ETS and the 2021 review

Working paper by Simon Quemin on 10 Mar 2020

Following reform of the EU emissions trading system (ETS) in 2018 further regulatory amendments are on the horizon as part of the 2021 review. This paper evaluates and compares the impacts of realistic regulatory changes within the ETS to inform the 2021 review and raise ambition, examining two main policy levers: the linear reduction factor and the market stability reserve. read more »


Emissions trading with rolling horizons

Working paper by Simon Quemin, Raphaël Trotignon on 30 Aug 2019

The authors of this paper develop a model to evaluate first, the market developments in the European Union emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) over 2008–2017 ex-post and second, the performances of main features of the EU ETS reforms that took place in 2018, ex-ante. read more »


The global consumer incidence of carbon pricing: evidence from trade

Working paper by Lutz Sager on 4 Apr 2019

This paper estimates the global distribution of the costs to consumers from carbon pricing, finding that some policies may be considered regressive for their burden on poorer consumers – but that the benefits from mitigating climate change may weaken or reverse the regressive effect. read more »



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 »


Trust, compliance and international regulation

Working paper by Ara Jo on 12 Jun 2018

This paper uses data on the compliance of installations regulated under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme to investigate how the levels of trust in a country affect the compliance of firms with regulations on climate change. read more »