Tackling Carbon Emissions: Challenges and Unintended Consequences

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, 10 May 2019
Imperial Network of Excellence in Air Quality (NexAir) , ICBS LG100 - LGS Imperial College Business School South Kensington Campus London, United Kingdom

cientists are largely clear about the impact of greenhouse gas pollution on the natural environment. But the ways in which climate change impacts the economy and the solutions to the problem are much less certain. The European Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) is the largest market in place to reduce emissions. What are the impacts of this policy on firms’ competitiveness and innovation? Was it successful in reducing emissions? Were there unintended consequences? Can the financial system help us?


This edition of the NexAir seminar series will bring together experts from the Imperial College Business School and beyond to answer these questions and more.


Speakers will continue to be announced.


Confirmed Speakers

Dr Mirabelle Muûls is a lecturer at the Grantham Institute and an Assistant Professor in Economics at the Imperial College Business School. She is also a Research Associate in the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. Her research focuses on the economics of climate change, seeking in particular to understand the impact of climate change policies and climate change, as well as behavioural change, at the level of firms and individuals. 


Dr Laure de Preux is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School, and affiliated to the Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation and Grantham Institute. Her research focuses on climate change policies’ evaluation, and the determinants of health with a particular focus on the effect of climate and pollution on individual’s behaviour and healthcare utilisation.


Dr Anastasiya Ostrovnaya has a PhD in Finance from Carnegie Mellon University and has worked for over 10 years as a credit trader at a global investment bank, covering structured credit products, index ETF, and bonds and CDS. She has in depth expertise in financial markets and risk management. Following her banking career she has collaborated with Climate Bonds Initiative on green bond market research projects, and led an ESG portfolio review for a wealth management company.


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