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Firm competitiveness and the European union emissions trading scheme (English)

The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme is the first international cap-and-trade program for carbon dioxide and the largest carbon pricing regime in the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6662 OCT 01, 2013

Chan, Hei Sing; Li, Shanjun; Zhang, Fan

Growing green : the economic benefits of climate action (English)

In the first post-transition decade after the fall of communism, Europe and Central Asia (ECA) moved its economy from plan to market. In the second decade, the 2000s, it moved from social division to inclusion. ... See More +

Publication 76821 APR 15, 2013

Deichmann, Uwe; Zhang, Fan

The energy transition of the transition economies : an empirical analysis (English)

The aggregate manufacturing energy intensity of 28 countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia had declined by 35 percent during 1998-2008. This study reveals strong evidence of convergence: less efficient countries improved more rapidly and the cross-country variance in energy productivity narrowed over time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6387 MAR 01, 2013

Zhang, Fan

How fit are feed-in tariff policies ? evidence from the European wind market (English)

Feed-in tariffs have become the most widely used policy instrument to promote renewable energy deployment around the world. This paper examines the relation between tariff setting and policy outcome based on wind capacity expansion in 35 European countries over the 1991-2010 period. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6376 FEB 01, 2013

Zhang, Fan

Growing green : the economic benefits of climate action (English)

In the two decades since they started their transition from command to market economy, countries in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) have gone through difficult changes. ... See More +

Working Paper 74884 JAN 01, 2013

Deichmann, Uwe; Zhang, Fan

Climate change policies and employment in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)

This paper analyzes the differential impact of climate change policies on employment in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. In particular, the paper examines (i) how vulnerable labor markets are in Eastern European and Central Asian countries to future carbon regulation, and (ii) what countries can do to mitigate some of the potential negative effects of these regulatory changes on employment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6294 DEC 01, 2012

Santos, Indhira; Zhang, Fan; Oral, Isil

Distributional impact analysis of the energy price reform in Turkey (English)

A pricing reform in Turkey increased the residential electricity tariff by more than 50 percent in 2008. The reform, aimed at encouraging energy efficiency and private investment, sparked considerable policy debate about its potential impact on household welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5831 OCT 01, 2011

Zhang, Fan

Does uncertainty matter ? A stochastic dynamic analysis of bankable emission permit trading for global climate change policy (English)

Emission permit trading is a centerpiece of the Kyoto Protocol which allows participating nations to trade and bank greenhouse gas permits under the Framework Convention on Climate Change. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4215 APR 01, 2007

Zhang, Fan