Research Fellows

Coordination of sectoral climate policies and life-cycle emissions

The present paper addresses the issue of sectoral policy coordination, especially when Pigovian carbon pricing is unavailable. It analyzes the optimal allocation of mitigation effort among two vertically connected sectors, an upstream (e.g. electricity) and a downstream (e.g. transportation) one.

Extending the limits of the abatement cost

The paper examines the relevant cost benefit framework for state agencies investigating the potential of local projects to mitigate climate change. We propose a new metric that incorporates into the analytical framework the dynamic interactions between the project and its continuation.

International Conference on Mobility Challenges

Guy MeunierJean-Pierre PonssardResearch FellowsSectoral PoliciesComments Off on International Conference on Mobility Challenges

The Chair Energy and Prosperity Chair is organizing on December 9 and 10, an international conference on mobility challenges in partnership with the Armand Peugeot Chair and the Climate Economics Chair.

How to re-conceptualise and re-integrate climate finance into society through ecological accounting?

We propose an exploratory and theoretical study which introduces how and why a particular and innovative ecological accounting approach, the CARE model, currently called upon by a growing number of practitioners and researchers, is a relevant framework to re-conceptualise the issue of climate finance

Expenditure elasticity and income elasticity of GHG emissions: A survey of literature on household carbon footprint

The article examines the relationship between a household's income and its carbon emissions (the carbon footprint). It is found that, generally, the carbon footprint grows less rapidly than expenditure, and confirms that the income elasticity is lower than the expenditure elasticity

From words to deeds? Climate change and the European Central Bank

Using textual analysis methods, we study how the topic of climate change has appeared and evolved in the speeches of the ECB's Executive Board members since 1997.

It takes two to dance: Institutional dynamics and climate-related financial policies

This article studies how institutional dynamics might affect and be affected by the implementation of climate-related financial policies.

Better safe than sorry: macroprudential policy, Covid 19 and climate change

This article point out why current banking regulation is not adequate to face risks whose origin is grounded outside financial markets and offer avenues for reforming macroprudential regulation.

Why finance professionals hold green and brown assets? A lab-in-the-field experiment

We assess the impact of environmental externalities on portfolio decisions in a lab-inthe-field experiment on finance professionals and students. Subjects show pro-environmental preferences, with...  

A practical approach for curbing congestion and air pollution: Driving restrictions with toll and vintage exemptions

Article published in Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice Congestion and local air pollution continue to be a serious problem in many cities around...