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KLIMAFORSK-Stort program klima

Public responses to climate policies - analyze empirical data in the ACT project - create a basis for comparative analyses

Awarded: NOK 0.19 mill.

The Autumn 2019, the ACT project is in a phase of analyzing data and writing papers. Dr. Aasen’s research stay at Cambridge in this period is an important contribution to progress and research results in this ACT project in several ways. Firstly, the research environment at the Department of Land Economics offers excellent opportunities for discussing the findings from our analyses of ACT data. The competencies of the department – especially in institutional and policy-oriented analyses – will be helpful in sharpening the interpretations of the findings as well as broadening them. Secondly, the stay in Cambridge will give Dr. Aasen an opportunity to expand her competencies in statistical analyses – especially regarding panel data techniques – and discuss methodological strategies with top expertise. Thirdly, ACT focuses at combining quantitative and qualitative methods. Again, the Department of Land Economics offers a very good environment to learn about frontier applications of such combinations. Finally, since ACT is the first of its kind in the area of climate policy analyses, it is an aim to establish contacts in countries outside Norway to create a basis for comparative analyses. The stay at Cambridge is part of this strategy. We hope that we through Dr. Aasen's stay can create a basis for establishing a similar project in the UK.

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KLIMAFORSK-Stort program klima