An estimation of different minimum exergy return ratios required for society

This article shows that several minimum exergy return ratios (ExRRs) can be computed in relation to different aggregate exergy conversion efficiencies.

Research Seminar of the Chair Energy & Prosperity

Find all the sessions of the research Seminar of the Chair Energy and Prosperity and the documents sent on this occasion.

Hicksian Traverse Revisited: Conditions for the Energy Transition

This article analyzes the transition dynamics, what Hicks called the traverse, from one equilibrium toward another one—and the conditions for such a transfer—in a bi-sectoral economy under technological shocks.

A simple phenomenological model of the world population dynamics

In this article, we design a phenomenological model of the global human population dynamics by using the gross world product (GWP) as an exogenous input variable to determine the birth rate and death rates of each age group

Foreign Demand and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Empirical Evidence with Implications for Leakage

In this paper, we estimate for the first time how production and emissions of manufacturing firms in one country respond to foreign demand shocks in trading partner markets.

What policy should be adopted to encourage deployment of hydrogen vehicles in France?

Based on the Norwegian experience with low-carbon vehicles, the authors analyse the hydrogen plan launched by Nicolas Hulot when he was Minister for Ecological and Solidarity Transition and make several recommendations.

Energy capture, technological change, and economic growth: an evolutionary perspective

The purpose of this article is to reformulate a clear and in-depth state of knowledge provided by a thermo-evolutionary perspective of the economic system. It is shown that during the entire human history, energy has been central to direct the successive phases of technological change and economic development.

Response to the UE public consultation:“Fitness check on the EU framework for public reporting by companies”

In their response, experts associated with the Chair emphasize the predominance of accounting standards over non-financial information to guide corporate strategies. Accounting is not neutral, and the fact that it does not integrate human and natural capital is a major obstacle to achieving the EU’s sustainability objectives.

Assessing the implementation of the Market Stability Reserve

In this paper we model the EU-ETS in presence of the Market Stability Reserve (MSR) as it is defined by that decision and investigate the impact that such a measure has in terms of permits price, output production and banking strategies. Our main finding is that the MSR succeeds in increasing the permits’ price correcting an excess supply .

Coping with the Collapse: A Stock -Flow Consistent Monetary Macrodynamics of Global Warming

This paper presents a macroeconomic model of endogenous growth that takes into consideration the economic impact of climate change, the pivotal role of private debt and income distribution. The main finding is that, even though the short-run impact of climate change on economic fundamentals may seem prima facie rather minor, its long-run dynamic consequences may lead to an extreme downside.