Publications of the Research Unit Environmental and Climate Economics

  1. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 20-020 // 2020

    The Political Economy of Negotiating International Carbon Markets

    International carbon markets are frequently propagated as an efficient instrument for reducing CO2 emissions. We argue that such markets, despite their desirable efficiency properties, might not be in the best…

  2. Contributions to Edited Volumes and Conference Proceedings // 2020

    Conceptual and political foundations for examining the interaction between nature and economy

    The aim of this book is to offer an innovative agenda in the field of environmental economics. This chapter contributes to the conceptual and political understanding of this endeavour. It first states that…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 20-019 // 2020

    The Welfare Effects of Persuasion and Taxation: Theory and Evidence from the Field

    How much information should governments reveal to consumers if consumption choices have uninternalized consequences to society? How does an alternative tax policy compare to information disclosure? We develop a…

  4. Contributions to Edited Volumes and Conference Proceedings // 2020


  5. Discussion and Working Paper // 2020

    Greta Thunberg und das Klimaproblem.Wie kann eine sozial-ökologische Transformation gelingen?

    With the Swedish student Greta Thunberg, the protest for the environment has taken on a personal face. Her central statement is: "Politicians are doing far too little for climate protection. This …

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 20-015 // 2020

    The Ratchet Effect in Social Dilemmas

    In this paper, we investigate whether dynamic incentive schemes lead to a ratchet effect in a social dilemma. We test whether subjects strategically restrict their contribution levels at the beginning of a…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 20-011 // 2020

    Climate Policies Under Dynamic International Economic Cycles: A Heterogeneous Countries DSGE Model

    In light of increased economic integration and global warming, addressing critical issues such as the role of multilateral climate policies and the strategic interaction of countries in climate negotiations…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper No. 20-008 // 2020

    Energy Use Patterns in German Manufacturing Since 2003

    The manufacturing sector accounts for a substantial share of German GDP, employment and carbon emissions. Therefore, the manufacturing sector's energy use and carbon emissions are of crucial importance for…