Professor Matthew Cole

 

Professor of Environmental Economics

The Department of Economics

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Contact details

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6639

Fax +44 (0)121 414 7377

Email m.a.cole@bham.ac.uk

Department of Economics
University of Birmingham
JG Smith Building
Birmingham
B15 2TT

About

Research Interests: Environmental Economics; Development Economics; International Economics (and the intersection of the three)

Qualifications

BA(Hons) Economics, MA Economics, PhD Economics (Nottingham)

Biography

Leader of the Business School's Environmental and Energy Economics and Management (EEEM) research cluster.

Co-Editor of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management

My Google Scholar profile.

Teaching

Current teaching:

ECON110B Sustainable Development

ECONG46D Environmental Economics

Research

Globalisation and the environment. More specifically, the impact of trade, economic growth and investment flows on the environment and the role played by differences in environmental regulations. Of particular interest are firm and industry level studies of economy-environment interactions, often in developing countries. 

Publications

MY LINKS:    Full Publication List

DISCUSSION PAPERS:

Cole, M.A. Elliott, R.J.R. Okubo, T. and Strobl, E. (2013), Natural Disasters and Plant Survival: The impact of the Kobe earthquake, Discussion papers 13063, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI). Submitted.

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

Albornoz, F.A., Cole, M.A., Elliott. R.J.R. and Ercolani, M. (2014), The environmental actions of firms: Examining the role of spillovers, networks and absorptive capacity, Journal of Environmental Management, 146, 150-163.

Cole, M.A., Elliott, R.J.R., Okubo, T. (2014), International Environmental Outsourcing, Review of World Economics.

Cole, M.A., Elliott, R.J.R. and Strobl, E. (2014). Climate Change, Hydro-dependency and the African Dam Boom. World Development, 60, pp. 84-98

Cole, M.A., Elliott, R.J.R., Okubo, T. and Zhou, Y. (2013). The Carbon Dioxide Emissions of Firms: A Spatial Analysis. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 65, 2, pp. 290-309.

Cole, M.A., Elliott, R.J.R. and Zhang, J. (2011).Growth, Foreign Direct Investment and the Environment: Evidence fromChinese Cities. Journal of Regional Science.

Cole, M.A., Elliott, R.J.R. and Lindley, J. (2009). Dirty Money: Is There a Wage Premium for Working in a Pollution Intensive Industry?Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 39, 2, pp. 161-80.

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