Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Location: DMS 12110, University of Ottawa

The talk will examine recent and on-going work at the OECD Environment Directorate on the role of public policy conditions in leveraging private finance and inducing innovation for environmental and climate mitigation projects. The work is based on the development of unique panel datasets for policy conditions, innovation, and finance. The policy implications of the empirical work will be emphasized. Relevant papers can be found here.

Nick Johnstone

Nick Johnstone, Ph.D., is Head of the Empirical Policy Analysis Unit at the OECD Environment Directorate. His current research interests include the analysis of environmental policy instrument choice, the links between environmental policy and technological innovation and private finance, the contribution of environmental factors to subjective well-being, and household behaviour in key sectors with environmental implications. He is the author of a number of books and chapters, with leading academic publishers (Routledge, Blackwell, Oxford University Press, Edward Elgar), and has published in leading journals in the field. He has a Ph.D (Economics) from Cambridge University.

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