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DIW Economic Bulletin 9/10 / 2016

EU Emissions Trading: Distinctive Behavior of Small Companies

The EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is the cornerstone of the European Union’s climate policy and covers just under half of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions. More than ten years since the EU ETS was first introduced, there continues to be substantial research interest regarding its functioning and the behavior of participating companies. DIW Berlin conducted three econometric studies based on ...

2016| Helene Naegele, Aleksandar Zaklan
DIW Economic Bulletin 11 / 2015

Upswing in a Subdued Global Economy: DIW Economic Outlook

The German economy continues to recover, and will grow by 2.2 percent in 2015 and by 1.9 percent in 2016. The unemployment rate will further decline, to 6.4 percent this year and 6.1percent in 2016. Inflation, which averages 0.5 percent this year, will be substantially dampened by the slump in oil prices; in 2016 as well, inflation will remain low, at 1.2 percent. The global economy continues in its ...

2015| Ferdinand Fichtner, Guido Baldi, Franziska Bremus, Karl Brenke, Christian Dreger, Hella Engerer, Christoph Große Steffen, Simon Junker, Claus Michelsen, Katharina Pijnenburg, Maximilian Podstawski, Malte Rieth, Kristina van Deuverden, Aleksandar Zaklan
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 3 / 2019

Green Finance: Case Studies: Editorial

2019| Claudia Kemfert, Dorothea Schäfer, Willi Semmler, Aleksandar Zaklan
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 2 / 2019

Linking Cap-and-Trade Systems and Green Finance

Die Verknüpfung von zwei oder mehr Cap-and-Trade-Systemen – „Linking“ – verspricht Kostenvorteile und signalisiert ein starkes Engagement für die gemeinsame Klimapolitik. Linking wird auch als eine mögliche Option angesehen, um von vereinzelten regionalen Initiativen zu einer globalen klimapolitischen Architektur zu konvergieren. Darüber hinaus kann Linking genutzt werden, um Investitionen in klimafreundliche ...

2019| Katharina Erdmann, Aleksandar Zaklan, Claudia Kemfert
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 2 / 2019

Green Finance: The Macro Perspective: Editorial

2019| Claudia Kemfert, Dorothea Schäfer, Willi Semmler, Aleksandar Zaklan
Diskussionspapiere 1877 / 2020

Make Sure the Kids are OK: Indirect Effects of Ground-Level Ozone on Well-Being

This paper uses a panel of German individuals and highly granular pollution data to test if air pollution affects adults’ well-being indirectly through the health of their children. Results show that ozone decreases the well-being of individuals with children while not affecting persons without kids. We confirm the same effect for fine particulate matter and sulfur dioxide. Concerning the mechanism, ...

2020| Julia Rechlitz, Luis Sarmiento, Aleksandar Zaklan
Diskussionspapiere 1875 / 2020

The Impact of Carbon Disclosure Mandates on Emissions and Financial Operating Performance

We examine whether a disclosure mandate for greenhouse gas emissions creates stakeholder pressure for firms to subsequently reduce their emissions. For UK-incorporated listed firms such a mandate was adopted in 2013. Using a difference-in-differences design, we find that firms affected by the mandate reduced their emissions – depending on the specification – by an incremental 14-18% relative to a control ...

2020| Benedikt Downar, Jürgen Ernstberger, Stefan Reichelstein, Sebastian Schwenen, Aleksandar Zaklan
Diskussionspapiere 1850 / 2020

Coase and Cap-and-Trade: Evidence on the Independence Property from the European Electricity Sector

This paper provides an empirical test of the Coase Theorem. I analyze whether emissions are independent from allowance allocations in the electricity sector regulated under the EU's Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). Exogenous variation in levels of free allocation for power producing installations enables a difference-in-differences strategy. The analysis reveals that a change in al- location levels ...

2020| Aleksandar Zaklan
Diskussionspapiere 1795 / 2019

Fighting Climate Change with Disclosure? The Real Effects of Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Emission Disclosure

We examine whether mandatory disclosure of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions influences companies’ GHG emission levels. We identify the disclosure effect by exploiting a mandate requiring UK-incorporated listed companies to disclose information on GHG emissions in their annual reports. Using a difference-in-differences design, we show that disclosing GHG emissions in annual reports reduces emission levels ...

2019| Benedikt Downar, Jürgen Ernstberger, Hannes Rettenbacher, Sebastian Schwenen, Aleksandar Zaklan
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