Publications of the Chair

Presentations of the third workshop on sustainable mobility

2017
Authors :
Organizing Committee: Dominique Bureau, Anna Creti, Carolyn Fischer, Guy Meunier, Juan Pablo Montero, Thomas Sterner

The Chair Energy and Prosperity Organized its thirs Workshop on Sustainable Mobility on November 9-10. You can download in this article the workshop's summary and all the speakers' presentations.

Using Output-Based Allocations to Manage Volatility and Leakage in Pollution Markets

2017
Authors :
Guy Meunier, Juan-Pablo Montero and Jean-Pierre Ponssard

Output-based allocations (OBAs) are typically used in emission trading schemes to mitigate leakage in sectors at risk. Recent work has shown they may also help to stabilize prices in markets subject to supply and demand shocks. We extend previous work to simultaneously include both leakage and volatility.

Output-based allocations in pollution markets with uncertainty and self-selection

2017
Authors :
Guy Meunier, Juan-Pablo Montero, Jean-Pierre Ponssard.

The paper studies pollution permit markets in which a fraction of permits are allocated to firms based on their output. Output-based allocations, which are receiving increasing attention in the design of carbon markets around the world are shown to be optimal under demand and supply volatility despite the output distortions they may create. 

Research initiative on sustainable mobility

Depuis 2015
Authors :
Jean Pierre Ponssard (coordinator)

This article presents all the Chair Energy & Prosperity's production developped in the framework of its Research Initiative on Sustainable Mobility: publications, working papers, PhD Thesis & Masters, workshop reports and medias.

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

2017
Authors :
Victor Court

The goal of this article is to formulate a clear, pragmatic, and thorough report of the knowledge that a thermo-evolutionary perspective can bring to enlighten the economic growth process. It is shown that during the entire human history, energy has systematically been central to direct the successive phases of technological change and economic development.

Mobility solutions for the energy transition – Cahier de l’Institut Louis Bachelier

2017
Authors :
Cahier de l'ILB realised with Jean-Pierre Ponssard

Realised with Jean-Pierre Ponssard, this "Cahier de l'ILB" is dedicated to sustainable mobility. It deals with various subjects : how driving restrictions affect urban pollution, carbon footprint of motor vehicles in the United States, hydrogen vehicles, the importance of strong regulation to reap the full benefits of innovation in mobility.

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

2017
Authors :
Guy Meunier, Ingmar Schumacher

Social pressure can help overcome the free rider problem associated with public good provision. In the social norms literature concerned with the private provision of public goods there seems to be an implicit belief that it is best to have all agents adhere to the ‘good’ social norm. We challenge this view and study...

Coupled Climate–Economy–Biosphere (CoCEB) model – Part 2: Combining deforestation control with carbon capture and storage technologies

2017
Authors :
Keroboto B. Z. Ogutu , Fabio D’Andrea, Michael Ghil

This study uses the global climate–economy–biosphere (CoCEB) model formulated in Part 1 to investigate economic aspects of deforestation control and carbon sequestration in forests, as well as the efficiency of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies as policy measures for climate change mitigation.

Stopping Behaviors of Naïve and Non-Committed Sophisticated Agents when They Distort Probability

2017
Authors :
Yu-Jui Huang, Adrien Nguyen-Huu, Xun Yu Zhou

We consider the problem of stopping a diffusion process with a payoff functional involving probability distortion. We study stopping decisions of naïve agents who reoptimize continuously in time, as well as equilibrium strategies of sophisticated agents who anticipate but lack control over their future selves’ behaviors.

Defining the Abatement Cost in Presence of Learning-by-doing: Application to the Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle.

2017
Authors :
Anna Créti, Alena Kotelnikova, Guy Meunier, Jean-Pierre Ponssard.

Article published in Environmental and Resource Economics – September 2017 Abstract. We consider a partial equilibrium model to study the optimal phasing out of...