Work in Progress

My current work focuses on understanding energy demand in growing economies and on analyzing  investments and divestments that are needed for a transition of the energy mix to low-carbon composition.

In the former I look at how national accounting conventions impact decoupling results, how microeconomics models the rebound effect and how energy demand in the Global South is projected to evolve in models of the economy and environment, especially those used to assess climate change mitigation efforts.

In the latter I study the patterns and effects of public investments into renewable energy, the recycling of funds from reduced fossil fuel subsidies and the allocation of stranded asset risk due to equity ownership. I work on these topics with a variety of collaborators.  I also collaborate  on a study that examines inequality and persistence in countries' capabilities across the 20th century.

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