Dr Francois Cohen
Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics and Chair of Energy Sustainability of the University of Barcelona
Francois Cohen is an Associate Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School. Francois is also Guest Professor at the Department of Economics and Chair of Energy Sustainability of the University of Barcelona, Spain. He is also part of the Future of Cooling Programme of the Oxford Martin School. Francois is primarily interested in policies to mitigate climate change and the socioeconomic impacts of climate change.
Cohen, F. & Dechezlepretre, A. (2022) "Mortality, Temperature and Public Health Provision: Evidence from Mexico". American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 14(2): 161-92.
Lu, Y., Cohen, F., Smith, S.M. et al. "Plant conversions and abatement technologies cannot prevent stranding of power plant assets in 2 °C scenarios". Nat Commun 13, 806 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-28458-7
Cohen, F. & Valacchi, G. (2022) "The heterogeneous impact of coal prices on the location of cleaner and dirtier steel plants", The Energy Journal, Vol. 43, No. 2.
Austin, W., Cohen, F., Coomes, D., Hanley, N., Lewis, S., Luque-Lora, R., Marchant, R., Naylor, L., Queirós, A. M., Savaresi, A., Seddon, N., Smith, A., Smith, P. and Wheeler, C. (2021) Nature-based solutions for climate change, people and biodiversity. COP26 Universities Network Briefing.
Cohen, F., Ives, M., Srivastav, S., Schwarz, M., Lu, Y., Mealy, P., Bento Maffei de Souza, P., Jackson, L. & Hepburn, C. (2020) Climate change and Emerging Markets after Covid-19, a report prepared for Pictet Asset Management in partnership with the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford. pp. 1-154.
Plant conversions and abatement technologies cannot prevent stranding of power plant assets in 2°C scenarios
10 Feb 22
Continued fossil fuel development puts existing assets at risk of exceeding the capacity compatible ...
Cooling for sustainable development
01 Mar 21
The unprecedented rise in cooling demand globally is a critical blind spot in sustainability debates...
Climate change and Emerging Markets after Covid-19
01 Dec 20
This paper by Professor Cameron Hepburn and his team at the University of Oxford Smith School of Ent...
Guidelines for Modeling and Reporting Health Effects of Climate Change Mitigation Actions
10 Nov 20
The objective of this effort was to generate guidance for modeling studies on scoping, estimating, a...
The Challenge of Using Epidemiological Case Count Data: The Example of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and the Weather
27 Aug 20
The publicly available datasets on confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths provide a key opportunity to ...
Is Natural Capital Really Substitutable?
01 Oct 19
We review empirical literature pertaining to the degree of substitutability between natural capital ...
Environmental Change and Human Health: an Assessment of the Economic Significance of Global Warming and Air Pollution for Planetary Health
01 Apr 19
A report prepared for the Secretariat of the Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary He...
No. 2018-12 - Is Natural Capital Really Substitutable?
04 Jul 18
We review the empirical literature that assesses the degree of substitutability between natural capi...
No. 2018-02 - The Impact of Negative Emissions Technologies and Natural Climate Solutions on Power-Sector Asset Stranding
19 Jan 18
No. 2018-01 - Understanding Interpersonal Violence: the Impact of Temperatures in Mexico
10 Jan 18
The wealth of nature: Increasing national wealth and reducing risk by measuring and managing natural capital
29 Nov 17
The impact of energy prices on product innovation: Evidence from the UK refrigerator market
24 Oct 17
This paper uses product-level data from the UK refrigerator market to evaluate the impact of electri...