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Climate policies between carbon prices, oil rents and urban dynamics

Les politiques climatiques entre prix du carbone, rentes pétrolières et dynamiques urbaines


This thesis investigates the effects of constraints imposed on economic interactions by limitations due to natural resources, among which oil and urban land play a curcial role in the context of climate change. These dimensions, often neglected in existing analyses, have an ambiguous effect since they suggest both the risk of enhanced costs if carbon limitations reinforce the sub-optimalities caused by pre-existing constraints, but also, conversely, the possibility of co-benefits if the climate policy helps to correct some pre-existing imperfections of socio-economic trajectories. To investigate this issue, an innovative modeling framework of the enrgy-economy interactions is elaborated that embarks the specificities of the deployment of oil production capacities and the issues related to the spatial organization in urban areas. We demonstrate that, beyond the carbon price, the costs of climate policy essentially depend on the sequencing of complementary measures, with a crucial role of spatial policy designed to control transport-related emissions through mobility.
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tel-00799199 , version 1 (11-03-2013)


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H. Waisman. Climate policies between carbon prices, oil rents and urban dynamics. Economics and Finance. Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), 2012. English. ⟨NNT : ⟩. ⟨tel-00799199⟩
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