Policy Design

Funding Inclusive Green Transition through Greenhouse Gas Pricing

Submitted by Elin Lokrantz on 4 May 2020

2015 was a special year. During a few months the political
stars aligned and made it possible for the international
community to agree on the Agenda 2030
for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement
to limit global warming. Now the signatories need to
find ways to implement these agreements, which not
only imply a deep decarbonization of the economy but
must also meet the Sustainable Development Goals.
In this article we discuss the importance of pricing
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions2 to make this happen.

Carbon Pricing, Climate Change, Policy Design

An integrated assessment of vulnerability to floods using composite index – A district level analysis for Bihar, India

Submitted by Vidisha Chowdhury on 10 September 2020
EfD Authors:

Vulnerability assessment using composite indices provides critical information for the policymakers on why certain regions are impacted more than the others. Several researchers have assessed the vulnerability to hazard in diverse spatial and environmental settings, however, not many studies have assessed the vulnerability to flood hazards in Bihar, where flooding is a perennial event.

Climate Change, Land, Policy Design

Efficiency of research in universities of Chile

Submitted by César Salazar on 7 September 2020

To evaluate the management of Chilean universities in terms of their role as knowledge generators, the DEA methodology was applied to a subset of universities. Next, a fractional probit model was estimated with the efficiency scores obtained to explore factors that influence performance. The results show high levels of efficiency in research, with private institutions reporting higher scores than state institutions, and some important factors being detected in obtaining that performance.

Policy Design, Urban