Things tagged 'political economy'
Choosing appropriate policy instruments is an important part of successful regulation. Once objectives are agreed and suitable targets adopted, policy-makers can employ [...]
The Economics and Politics of Climate Change The United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen is almost upon us. Preparations for it have attracted unprecedented public debate on climate change and what should be done about it. There is always a long and unsteady bridge between the science underlying a problem and the economics […]
The pre-budget report is likely to tax low-cost flights, but only international cooperation can solve climate change. Today’s pre-budget report is likely to feature a remarkable event. Gordon Brown may raise the air passenger levy, hitting budget flights to Benidorm and shopping hops to New York. The Daily Mail probably has angry headlines already written. But the […]