My paper together with Michaël Aklin (Pittsburgh) on the effectiveness of EU carbon markets was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences in the United States (PNAS). We find that despite low prices carbon markets in Europe helped reduce carbon emissions by 1.2bn tons from 2008-2016, or about 3.8% of total EU-wide emissions. While this is positive news, we also caution that these reductions likely only happened because market participants perceived European carbon regulation are credible.
I received Research Incentive Grant funding from the Carnegie Trust for my project on “The Sectoral Politics of Climate Policy: Domestic Conflict and UK Public Support for Ambitious Climate Action” in the amount of £14,125. Together with Federica Genovese (Essex), we will study how the consequences of ambitious climate action for different sectors in the UK and Scottish economies shape indiviudal support for climate policy.
We have published a new paper, titled “The Need for Impact Evaluation in Electricity Access Research”, which is forthcoming in Energy Policy. We find that research method matters for impact assessments in electricity access research. Specifically, we show that experimental studies produce fewer positive impacts than observational studies, which raises questions about the importance of research methodology in impact assessements of electricity access.