Yearly Archives: 2019

Pervasive EUAs free allocation: the case of the steel industry

Sectors subject to international competition still benefit from free allocation of EU Allowances in Phase III of the EU ETS market. A frontier analysis in the steel industry show that most free permits are allocated to most polluting firms. Hence, we highlight that by protecting the EU steelmakers from international competition, free EUAs lead to a trade-off between the EU climate policy and the competition policy.

Une réévaluation du débat sur la Grande Divergence

Cet article contribue à la littérature sur la « Grande Divergence » en apportant une analyse des  causes profondes et immédiates de la croissance économique.

The importance of considering optimal government policy when social norms matter for the private provision of public goods

We study optimal government policy in a reference model of public good provision and social approval in a dynamic setting. We show that even if complete adherence to the social norm maximizes social welfare it is by no means necessarily optimal to push society toward it.

Is Ethnic Diversity a Tragedy for Public good Provision in Africa?

Pioneer investigations of the economic consequences of ethnic diversity – a ubiquitous feature of African societies – found a strong and negative correlation. The...  

Thèse – Extraction durable des métaux, production stationnaire des biens et allocation coopérative des richesses : approche transdisciplinaire de la modélisation

Cette thèse propose une approche transdisciplinaire visant à nourrir les débats suscités par la disponibilité à long terme des matières premières minérales. Elle analyse la plausibilité d’une menace de déplétion de certains métaux clés avant la fin du siècle.

The Energy for a Climate Integrated Model: Description and Application to Italy

We develop an open-source Python software integrating flexibility needs from Variable Renewable Energies (VREs) in the development of regional energy mixes. It provides a flexible and extensible tool to researchers/engineers, and for education/outreach.

Prey–Predator Long-Term Modeling of Copper Reserves, Production, Recycling, Price, and Cost of Production

The dynamics of copper production is modeled with a prey–predator approach linking the evolution of reserves to that of industrial wealth.

Comment expliquer les tendances passées (1960-2017) des émissions de CO2 dans les transports en France

Le papier analyse les facteurs ayant influencé les émissions de CO2 des transports sur la période 1960-2017. Il évalue pour cela la contribution relative de cinq facteurs pour les transports de passagers et de marchandises : la demande de transport, le report modal, le taux de remplissage, l’efficacité énergétique des véhicules et l’intensité carbone de l’énergie. 

Empirical determinants of renewable energy deployment: A systematic literature review

This paper aims to review the growing, though limited, body of literature that has emerged in the late 2000s to study the quantitative determinants of RE development at a country level.

Climate finance and disclosure for institutional investors: why transparency is not enough

Article published in Climatic Change (2019) The finance sector’s response to pressures around climate change has emphasized disclosure, notably through the recommendations of the...