Research Commentary: The EU Commission’s Proposal for Improving the Electricity Market Design: Treading Water, But Not Drowning

Posted on May 8th, 2023 by Tony Tran

On March 14, 2023, the European Commission (EC) published the much awaited “Proposal for a regulation (…) to improve the […]

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Redistribution Through Technology: Equilibrium Impacts of Mandated Efficiency in Three Electricity Markets

Posted on April 25th, 2023 by Tony Tran

We consolidate, generalize, and expand on a set of price-theory results to measure consumer benefits from technologies that improve the […]

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Advances in Power-to-Gas Technologies: Cost and Conversion Efficiency

Posted on April 12th, 2023 by Tony Tran

Widespread adoption of hydrogen as an energy carrier is widely believed to require continued advances in Power-to-Gas (PtG) technologies. Here […]

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Impacts of Rainfall Shocks on Out-migration in Türkiye are Mediated More by Per Capita Income than by Agricultural Output

Posted on March 22nd, 2023 by Tony Tran

Rural populations are particularly exposed to increasing weather variability, notably because of agriculture. In this paper, we exploit longitudinal data […]

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The Role of State Investment Banks for Renewable Energy Technologies in OECD Countries

Posted on March 14th, 2023 by Tony Tran

To mitigate climate change, governments use various policy instruments to support low-carbon technologies. In many cases, state investment banks (SIBs) […]

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Exploring a Suitable Business Model for Nuclear Batteries

Posted on March 8th, 2023 by Tony Tran

The ‘nuclear battery’ is a new concept for delivering nuclear powered heat and electricity. Their small scale and portability enable […]

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Money (Not) to Burn: Payments for Ecosystem Services to Reduce Crop Residue Burning

Posted on February 22nd, 2023 by Tony Tran

Particulate matter significantly reduces life expectancy in India. We use a randomized controlled trial in the Indian state of Punjab […]

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Power Price Crisis in the EU 3.0: Proposals to Complete Long-Term Markets

Posted on February 13th, 2023 by Tony Tran

On the 23rd of January 2023, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the reform of the EU’s electricity […]

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Research Commentary: Calls for an Electricity Market Reform in the EU: Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Posted on February 6th, 2023 by Tony Tran

The ongoing energy crisis has severely hit energy consumers in Europe. Although it is a gas crisis, the existing electricity […]

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Accelerating Electric Vehicle Charging Investments: A Real Options Approach to Policy Design

Posted on February 1st, 2023 by Tony Tran

Replacing conventional cars and trucks with battery electric vehicles requires a rapid expansion of fast-charging infrastructure. However, private sector charging […]

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Research Commentary: Economy-Wide Decarbonization Requires Fixing Retail Electricity Rates

Posted on January 18th, 2023 by Tony Tran

Absent fundamental reform of retail electricity rates, economy-wide electrification will be substantially more difficult than necessary. In this Research Commentary, […]

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The Macroeconomic Impact of Europe’s Carbon Taxes

Posted on January 17th, 2023 by Tony Tran

We estimate the macroeconomic impacts of carbon taxes on GDP and employment growth rates using 30 years of data on […]

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How Much Are Electric Vehicles Driven? Depends on the EV

Posted on January 5th, 2023 by Tony Tran

We use the 2017 National Household Travel Survey to investigate whether all-electric vehicles (EVs) are driven less than their counterfactual […]

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