Regional Analysis

Understanding local energy, economic, political and geographic conditions is crucial for any realistic analysis of viable policy options that relate to global change. However, local development plans are often affected by the performance of global markets. For example, domestic food and energy prices are influenced by actions taken in global markets, as in Saudi Arabia’s decision to boost oil production, which lowered the global oil price, resulting in lower, domestic prices for oil products.

Our analytic tools allow us to produce regional analyses while ensuring that impacts from global markets and local development in other regions are adequately represented. Our highly successful China Energy and Climate Project (CECP), a collaborative effort with Tsinghua University, analyzes the impact of existing and proposed energy and climate policies in China on technology, energy use, the environment and economic welfare. We are now extending this assessment capability to other world regions.

Africa • Asia & Australasia • Europe • North America • South & Central America

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Publications

Journal Article
Karplus, V.J. and X. Zhang (2018). Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy, 6(2): 73–86 (doi:10.5547/2160-5890.6.1.vkar)
Journal Article
Kat, B., S. Paltsev and M. Yuan (2018). Energy Policy, 122(November): 84-96 (doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2018.07.030)
Journal Article
Follett, C.L., S. Dutkiewicz, D.M. Karl, K. Inomura and M. Follows (2018). ISME Journal, 12: 1543–1557 (doi:10.1038/s41396-017-0012-x)

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Administration, Faculty
MIT Energy Initiative; Joint Program
Administration, Faculty
Sloan; Joint Program
Administration, Faculty
CGCS; Joint Program
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Joint Program
Faculty
Economics; CEEPR
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Joint Program
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Sloan; Joint Program
Students, Alumni
China Project; Joint Program
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CGCS; Joint Program
Research staff
CGCS; Joint Program
Research staff, Alumni
Joint Program
Research staff
Joint Program; CGCS
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Joint Program
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Joint Program; MITEI