Philip Booth and Carlo Stagnaro
5 March 2014

Europe’s plan to decarbonise its economy by 2030 is very likely to meet Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity: ‘doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different...
Carlo Stagnaro
13 January 2014
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‘Economic policy always has more than one goal, and each independent policy goal requires an independent policy instrument’, correctly state well-known environmental economists (and...
Carlo Stagnaro
23 October 2013

The British government has just given the green light to the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset. The £16 billion project will be undertaken by a consortium led by the French...
Carlo Stagnaro
10 March 2013

  Italy had its general election on February 25-26. The centre-left coalition led by the Democratic Party’s Pier Luigi Bersani obtained a large majority in the Chamber - where the...
Carlo Stagnaro
13 July 2012

  Can an intermittent source be integrated into a liberalised electricity market? It is technically feasible, but, if subsidies come into play, intermittent generation threatens to undermine...
Carlo Stagnaro
25 May 2012

The UK was the first European country to liberalise its electricity market. Will Britain now be the first European country to roll back the market and effectively renationalise the sector?...
Alberto Mingardi and Carlo Stagnaro
5 April 2012

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is an important economic indicator. The more a country is perceived by foreigners as attractive, the more it is likely to be engaged in fostering entrepreneurship...