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Edward Calthrop

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Edward Calthrop is Senior Economist in the Environment, Climate and Social
Office of the European Investment Bank. After completing a Masters in
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from University College
London, Edward went on to complete a doctorate in economics from the
Catholic University of Leuven and a post-doctoral fellowship at Oxford
University. He has published on regulation and investment policy towards
network industries. After a period in the rail industry, he joined the Bank in
2006 where he has worked as a project analyst in both the transport and
energy sectors.

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Investment and growth in the time of climate change

Investment and growth in the time of climate change

Largely focussing on the European dimension of this goal, this report considers investment and economic growth on a greenhouse-gas emissions trajectory that breaks with the past. At the heart of this analysis is the quest for economic efficiency. Considering trade-offs and government policy together, the key message from this report is that there is unexploited scope for making Europe’s climate action more efficient, growth-friendly, and in tune with fiscal constraints.

By: Georg Zachmann, Edward Calthrop, Armin-D. Riess and Atanas Kolev Topic: Energy & Climate, Innovation & Competition Policy Date: June 13, 2012