List of published work, including both peer-reviewed articles and working papers from our network of academics and subject-matter experts from across Canada and around the world.

Below is a list of published work, including both peer-reviewed and non-peer reviewed pieces, authored by researchers that belong to our Research Network. The work is organized by topic and will be updated regularly.  

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Circular Economy


Circular economy scientific knowledge in the European Union and China: A bibliometric, network and survey analysis (2006-2016)
Serdar Türkeli, René Kemp, Beijia Huang, Raimund Bleischwitz, & Will McDowall.
Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 197, Part 1, Pages 1244-1261. October 2018.

Transformations and Disruptive Changes: Boosting Resource Efficient Economies via Saturation and the Nexus
Raimund Bleischwitz.
In: Flachenecker F., Rentschler J. (eds) Investing in Resource Efficiency. Springer, Cham. August 2018.

Barriers to Resource Efficiency Investments
Jun Rentschler, Raimund Bleischwitz, & Florian Flachenecker.
In: Flachenecker F., Rentschler J. (eds) Investing in Resource Efficiency. Springer, Cham. August 2018.

The Introduction and Application of a Comprehensive Cost-Benefit Framework for Resource Efficiency Investments
Florian Flachenecker, Raimund Bleischwitz, & Jun Rentschler.
In: Flachenecker F., Rentschler J. (eds) Investing in Resource Efficiency. Springer, Cham. August 2018.

How to globalize the circular economy
Yong Geng, Joseph Sarkis & Raimund Bleischwitz
Nature 565, Pages 153-155. January 2019.

Mapping Industrial Symbiosis Development in Europe_ typologies of networks, characteristics, performance and contribution to the Circular Economy
Teresa Domenech, Raimund Bleischwitz, Asel Doranova, Dimitris Panayotopoulos, & Laura Roman.
Resources, Conservation and Recycling Vol. 141, Pages 76-98. February 2019.

Scenario and strategy planning for transformative supply chains within a sustainable economy
Ani Melkonyan, Klaus Krumme, Tim Gruchmann, Stefan Spinler, Terry Schumacher, & Raimund Bleischwitz.
Journal of Cleaner Production Vol. 231,Pages 144-160. September 2019.

Clean Innovation and Green Growth

Corporate Sustainability Reporting: The Case of the Banking Industry
Amr ElAlfy & Olaf Weber. (2019).
Centre for International Governance Innovation, CIGI Paper No. 211

Financing renewable energy: Who is financing what and why it matters
Mariana Mazzacuto & Gregor Semieniuk.
Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 127, pages 8-22. February 2018.

Energy in Economic Growth: Is Faster Growth Greener?
Gregor Semieniuk.
SOAS Department of Economics Working Paper No. 208, London: SOAS University of London. April 2018.

Financing green growth
Mariana Mazzacuto & Gregor Semieniuk.
UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose Working Paper (IIPP WP 2018-04). June 2018.

How to make the next Green New Deal work
Edward B. Barbier.
Nature 565, 6. January 2019.

The Role of Pilot Projects in Urban Climate Change Policy Innovation
Sara Hughes, Samer Yordi, & Laurel Besco.
Policy Studies Journal. October 2018.

Green Bonds - Current Development and Their Future
Olaf Weber & Vasundhara Saravade.
Centre for International Governance Innovation Paper No. 210. January 2019.

Limits to green fiscal reform: How market distortions undermine price signals and create barriers to efficiency and clean energy
Jun Rentschler, Raimund Bleischwitz, & Florian Flachenecker.
In: Rentschler, J. & Fay, M. Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reforms. April 2018.

Conceptualizing business as social actors: A framework for understanding sustainability actions in small‐ and medium‐sized enterprises.
Linda Westman, Christopher Luederitz, Aravind Kundurpi, Alexander Julian Mercado, Olaf Weber, & Sarah Lynne Burch.
Business Strategy and Environment, 28(2), Pages 388-402. February 2019.

Concepts Fostering Resource Efficiency: A Trade-off Between Ambitions and Viability
Arnold Tukker & Paul Ekins.
Ecological Economics, Special Issue on the POLFREE project, Volume 155, Pages 36-45. January 2019.

Environmental Policy and Innovation: A Decade of Research
David Popp
NBER Working Paper No. 25631, March 2019.

A green post-COVID-19 recovery
Edward B. Barbier.
In United Nations Association-UK (UNA-UK). Climate 2020, pages 54-56. April 2020.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Energy Sector
David Popp
NBER Working Paper No. 27145. May 2020.

Do Environmental and Economic Performance Go Together? A Review of Micro-level Empirical Evidence from the Past Decade or So
Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Tomasz Koźluk, Tobias Kruse, Daniel Nachtigall & Alain de Serres.
International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics (2019) Vol. 13, no. 1-2, pages 1-118.

Activist engagement and industry-level change: Adoption of new practices by observing firms
Kelsey M.Taylor, Sara Hajmohammad, & Stephan Vachon.
Industrial Marketing Management. May 2020.

Greening the post-pandemic recovery in the G20
Edward B. Barbier.
Environmental and Resource Economics. June 2020.


Low-Carbon Economy


A general equilibrium analysis on the impacts of regional and sectoral emission allowance allocation at carbon trading market
Zhongjue Yu, Yong Geng, Hancheng Dai, Rui Wu, Zhiqing Liu, Xu Tian, & Raimund Bleischwitz. Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 192, Pages 421-432. August 2018.

The heterogeneous impacts of low natural gas prices on consumers and the environment Joshua Linn & Lucija Muehlenbachs.
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol. 89, Pages 1-28. May 2018.

The politics of decarbonization and the catalytic impact of subnational climate experiments
Steven Bernstein & Matthew Hoffmann.
Policy Sciences, Volume 51, Issue 2, Pages 189–211. June 2018.

Politics in the U.S. energy transition: Case studies of solar, wind, biofuels and electric vehicles policy
Leah C. Stokes & Hanna L. Breetz.
Energy Policy, Volume 113, Pages 76-86. February 2018.

The political logics of clean energy transitions
Hanna L. Breetz, Matto Mildenberger, & Leah C. Stokes.
Business and Politics, Volume 20, Special Issue 4 (Clean energy transitions in a global economy), Pages 492-522. December 2018.

Responses to the Clean Power Plan: Factors Influencing State Decision‐Making
Laurel Besco.
Review of Policy Research, Vol. 35, Issue 5, Pages 670-690. September 2018.

Transition Experiments: Opening Up Low-Carbon Transition Pathways for Canada through Innovation and Learning
Daniel Rosenbloom, James Meadowcroft, Stephen Sheppard, Sarah Burch, & Stephen Williams.
Canadian Public Policy, Volume 44, Issue 4, pages 368-383. December 2018.

Stability and climate policy? Harnessing insights on path dependence, policy feedback, and transition pathways
Daniel Rosenbloom, James Meadowcroft, & Benjamin Cashore.
Energy Research & Social Science Volume 50, Pages 168-178. April 2019.

On imperfect competition and market distortions: the causes of corporate under-investment in energy and material efficiency
Jun Rentschler, Raimund Bleischwitz, & Florian Flachenecker
International Economics and Economic Policy, 15(1), Pages 159–183. January 2018.

Fossil Fuel Divestment Strategies: Financial and Carbon-Related Consequences
Chelsea Hunt & Olaf Weber.
Organization & Environment, 32(1), Pages 1-21. SAGE Publications. January 2019.

Effects of Technology Assumptions on US Power Sector Capacity, Generation and Emissions Projections: Results from the EMF 32 Model Intercomparison Project
John E. Bistline, Elke Hodson, Charles G.Rossmann, Jared Creason, & Brian Murray.
Energy Economics, Vol. 73, Pages 307-325. June 2018.

Electric sector policy, technological change, and U.S. emissions reductions goals: Results from the EMF 32 model intercomparison project
John E. Bistline, Elke Hodson, Charles G.Rossmann, Jared Creason, Brian Murray, & Alexander R.Barron.
Energy Economics Vol. 73, Pages 307-325, June 2018.

The EMF 32 Study on Technology and Climate Policy Strategies for Greenhouse Gas Reductions in the U.S. Electric Power Sector: An Overview
Brian C.Murray, John Bistline, Jared Creason, Evelyn Wright, Amit Kanudia, & Franciscode la Chesnaye
Energy Economics, Vol. 73, Pages 286–289. June 2018.

Energy and Environmental Policy Trends: Carbon Rebates Unlikely to Undermine Incentives
G. Kent Fellows, Trevor Tombe, & Brendan Boyd.
The School of Public Policy Publications Vol. 11. November 2018.

Price Regulation and Environmental Externalities: Evidence from Methane Leaks
Catherine Hausman & Lucija Muehlenbachs.
Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 6(1), Pages 73-109. January 2019. 

Support for climate unilateralism
Matto Mildenberger.
Nature Climate Change Vol. 9, pages 187–188. February 2019.

Personalized risk messaging can reduce climate concerns
Matto Mildenberger, Mark Lubell, & Michelle Hummel.
Global Environmental Change Vol. 55, Pages 15-24. March 2019.

The long and short run effects of British Columbia's carbon tax on diesel demand
Jean-Thomas Bernard & Maral Kichian.
Energy Policy Vol. 131, Pages 380-389. August 2019.

Financing Low-Carbon Transitions Through Carbon Pricing and Green Bonds
Dirk Heine, Willi Semmler, Mariana Mazzucato, Joao Paulo Braga, Arkady Gevorkyan, Erin Kate Hayde and Siavash Radpour.
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8991. August 2019.

“By and for local people”: assessing the connection between local energy plans and community energy
Susan Morissey Wyse & Christina E. Hoicka.
The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability Volume 24 (9). August 2019.

Combining Climate, Economic, and Social Policy Builds Political Support for Climate Action in the US
Parrish Bergquist, Matto Mildenberger & Leah Stokes. SSRN. October 2019.

How will climate change shape climate opinion?
Peter D Howe, Jennifer R Marlon, Matto Mildenberger & Brittany S Shield.
Environmental Research Letters Volume 14, Number 11. October 2019.

Accelerating the transition to equitable, sustainable, and livable cities: Toward post-fossil carbon societies
Yong Genga, Tsuyoshi Fujita, Raimund Bleischwitz, Anthony Chiu, & Joseph Sarkis.
Journal of Cleaner Production Vol. 239, 118020. December 2019.

Households with solar installations are ideologically diverse and more politically active than their neighbours
Matto Mildenberger, Peter Howe & Chris Miljanich.
Nature Energy Vol. 4. 1033–1039. December 2019.

Renewable energy communities under the 2019 European Clean Energy Package – Governance model for the energy clusters of the future?
J. Lowitzsch, C. E. Hoicka, & F. J. van Tulder
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews Vol. 122, 109489. April 2020.

Neither crowding in nor out: Public direct investment mobilising private investment into renewable electricity projects
Matteo Deleidi, Mariana Mazzucato & Gregor Semieniuk.
Energy Policy Vol. 140, 111195. May 2020.

Canada's Green New Deal: Forging the socio-political foundations of climate resilient infrastructure?
Julie L. MacArthur, Christina E. Hoicka, Heather Castleden, Runa Das, & Jenny Lieu.
Energy Research & Social Science Vol. 65, 101442. July 2020.

Historical evolution of global inequality in carbon emissions and footprints versus redistributive scenarios
Gregor Semieniuk & Victor M.Yakovenko.
Journal of Cleaner Production Vol. 264, 121420. August 2020.


Natural Capital


Assessing ecological infrastructure investments
Wiktor Adamowicz, Laura Calderon-Etter, Alicia Entem, Eli P. Fenichel, Jefferson S. Hall, Patrick Lloyd-Smith, Fred L. Ogden, Jason A. Regina, Mani Rouhi Rad, & Robert F. Stallard.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), Vol. 116 (12), pages 5254-5261. March 2019.

Reconciling inclusive wealth and Piketty
Edward B. Barbier.
In: Shunsuke Managi & Pushpam Kumar (eds). Inclusive Wealth Report 2018: Measuring Progress Towards Sustainability, 1st Ed. Pages 114-135. July 2018.

Restoration and repair of Earth's damaged ecosystems
Holly P. Jones, Peter C. Jones, Edward B. Barbier, Ryan C. Blackburn, Jose M. Rey Benayas, Karen D. Holl, Michelle McCrackin, Paula Meli, Daniel Montoya, & David Moreno Mateos. . Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Vol. 285, Issue 1873. February 2018.

Reliability of Drinking Water: Risk Perceptions and Economic Value
Alfred Appiah, Wiktor Adamowicz, Patrick Lloyd-Smith & Diane Dupont
Water Economics and Policy. September 2018.

Economic analysis of threatened species conservation: The case of woodland caribou and oilsands development in Alberta, Canada.
GrantHauer, Wiktor Adamowicz, & Stan Boutin.
Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 218, Pages 103-117. July 2018.

The concept of natural capital
Edward B. Barbier.
Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 35(1), Pages 14–36. January 2019.

Valuing Coastal Habitat–Fishery Linkages under Regulated Open Access
Edward B. Barbier.
Water 11(4), Special Issue: Coastal Resource Economics and Ecosystem Valuation, February 2019.

Overcoming environmental scarcity, inequality and structural imbalance in the world economy
Edward B. Barbier.
Review of Social Economy 77(3), Pages 251-270. May 2019.

Indigenous peoples, local communities, and Payments for Ecosystem Services
Tonya Smith, Janette Bulkan, Hisham Zerriffi & James Tansey.
The Canadian Geographer, Volume 63, Issue 4. July 2019.

Six Transformations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Guido Schmidt-Traub, Mariana Mazzucato, Dirk Messner, Nebojsa Nakicenovic & Johan Rockström.
Nature Sustainability, August 2019.

Adopt a carbon tax to protect tropical forests
Edward B. Barbier, Ricardo Lozano, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez & Sebastian Troëng.
Nature 578, Pages 213-216. February 2020.