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

Aid, Collective Action and Benefits to Smallholders: Evaluating the World Food Program’s Purchase for Progress Pilot 20-19

Submitted by Eugenia Leon on 29 June 2020

Smallholder farmers often face prohibitive transaction costs in agricultural commodity markets in developing countries. Consequently, they are only partly integrated into these markets.

Agriculture, Policy Design

Can climate information salvage livelihoods in arid and semiarid lands? An evaluation of access, use and impact in Namibia 20-09

Submitted by Eugenia Leon on 29 June 2020

Climate forecasting is a crucial tool for managing risks in climate- sensitive economic sectors like agriculture. Although rainfed farming dominates livelihoods in Africa, information on access, use and impact of improved seasonal climate forecasting remains scanty. This paper addresses this gap using representative data from Northern Namibia. The study employed propensity score matching, with a sensitivity analysis for hidden bias, to evaluate the impact of

Climate Change, Policy Design

Assessing the Incorporation of Latent Variables in the Estimation of the Value of a Statistical Life 20-22

Submitted by César Salazar on 28 June 2020

We explore the incorporation of latent variables (attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions) in the estimation of the value of a statistical life using a hybrid choice model framework. Latent

Policy Design, Urban

Assessing the Use of Pseudo-panels to Estimate the Value of Statistical Life in Developing Countries 20-20

Submitted by César Salazar on 28 June 2020

In this paper, we estimate the Value of Statistical Life (VSL) for Chile, Colombia, and the United States using a hedonic wage model and a pseudo-panel approach. The VSL is a major component of costbenefit analysis of many policies including public health, transportation safety, and environmental regulation. Using pseudo-panels, also known as synthetic cohort data, to estimate the VSL is relevant for

Policy Design, Urban

Welfare impacts of transport fuel price changes on Indian households: An application of LA-AIDS model

Submitted by Suvir Chandna on 15 June 2020
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This paper analyzes the direct impact of transport fuel price change on household welfare in India using a cross-sectional household consumption expenditure survey data. The results show that transport fuel is price elastic in both urban and rural areas across income groups, implying that the subsidy reform undertaken by the Government of India is an effective means to reduce the residential transport energy consumption.

Policy Design