Economist Étienne Espagne specializes in policies that seek to attenuate and adapt to climate change in emerging and developing countries.
Étienne Espagne is an environmental and development economist. His research programs focus on the socioeconomic impacts of climate change and strategies for adaptation and attenuation adopted by emerging and developing countries in regions including Southeast Asia.
Examples include the GEMMES Vietnam program and the Inequality Research Facility in the Lower Mekong countries. More generally, Espagne’s work looks at financial policies designed to promote a resilient, low-carbon transition, following the signing of the Paris Agreement.
He has published in a variety of academic journals on topics related to climate change and energy policy. He regularly teaches classes at Université Paris 1, EHESS, École Polytechnique, and ENSTA Paris.
Before joining AFD in 2017, he worked for the Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Information Internationale (CEPII), France Stratégie, and the Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement (CIRED).
Publications as an author
Publications as a coordinator
- "From ecological macroeconomics to a theory of endogenous money for a finite planet", with R. Svartzman and D. Dron, Ecological Economics, vol. 162, pp. 108-120 (2019).
- "Le système monétaire international face aux cycles biogéochimiques", with M. Aglietta, Annales des Mines - Responsabilité & Environnement, vol. 92, n°4, pp. 64-68 (2018).
- "SCCs and the use of IAMs: Let's separate the wheat from the chaff", with A. Pottier, B. Perrissin-Fabert, F. Nadaud and P. Dumas, International Economics, vol. 155, pp. 29-47 (2018).
- "Money, Finance and Climate: The Elusive Quest for a Truly Integrated Assessment Model". Comparative Economic Studies, vol. 60, issue 1, pp. 131-143 (2018).
- "Climat, finance et croissance: l'introuvable tango à trois des modèles économie-climat?", Revue d’économie financière, vol. 127 (2017/3), pp. 237-252 (2017).
- "Climate and Finance Systemic Risks, More Than an Analogy?: The Climate Fragility Hypothesis", with M. Aglietta, CEPII Working Paper, n° 2016/10 (2016).
- "Climate Finance at COP21 and After: Lessons Learnt". CEPII Policy Brief, vol. 9 (2016).
- "Did the Paris Agreement Plant the Seeds of a Climate Consistent International Financial Regime?", with D. Dasgupta, J.-C. Hourcade, I. Minzer, S. Nafo, B. Perrissin-Fabert, N. Robins and A. Sirkis, FEEM Working Paper, vol. 50 (2016)
- "A proposal to finance low carbon investment in Europe", with M. Aglietta and B. Perrissin-Fabert, Études & documents du CGDD n°121 (2015).
- "The comparative impact of integrated assessment models’ structures on optimal mitigation policies", with A. Pottier, B. Perrissin-Fabert and P. Dumas, Environmental Modeling & Assessment, vol. 20, issue 5, pp. 453-473 (2015).
- "La finance au secours du climat? La Nature entre prix et valeur", with J.-C. Hourcade and B. Perrissin-Fabert, Nature Sciences Société, vol. 23, pp. 117-121 (2015).
- "Why are climate policies of the present decade so crucial for keeping the 2 C target credible?", with B. Perrissin-Fabert, A. Pottier, P. Dumas and F. Nadaud, Climatic change, vol. 126, issue 3-4, pp. 337-349 (2014).
- "Modelling the redirection of technical change: The pitfalls of incorporeal visions of the economy", with A. Pottier and J.-C. Hourcade, Energy Economics, vol. 42, pp. 213-218 (2014).