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Short-haul flying and sustainable connectivity

The emergence of global targets to decarbonise have brought with them increased scrutiny of transport and of aviation in particular. One proposed means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport is a modal shift from air to rail. This has been encouraged both through investment in rail infrastructure, and… Read More

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Market design for negative emissions in the UK ETS

For the UK to achieve its net zero ambitions and obligations under the Paris Agreement, all sectors will be required either to reduce or to offset their emissions. Some sectors that are inherently difficult to decarbonise completely, such as heavy industry, agriculture and aviation, will only be able to… Read More

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A study of the effectiveness of travel restrictions in the EEA

There have been extensive travel restrictions in place across Europe over the last two years, ranging from mandatory quarantines to pre-departure testing and on-arrival testing. Despite these travel restrictions, Europe has experienced significant waves of COVID-19. While the current wave of infections associated with the Omicron variant is subsiding… Read More

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Carbon trading in the European Union

In the context of a rapid increase in energy and carbon prices over the past 18 months, questions have emerged around the functioning of the EU carbon market. The European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme is a cornerstone of the EU’s policy to combat climate change and a key tool for… Read More

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Corporate purpose: implications for Italian utilities

What is the purpose of a business? Recent years have seen growing social, political and market pressures on business leaders to go beyond simply creating short-term value for shareholders. Concepts such as ‘responsible capitalism’, ‘stakeholderism’ and ‘sustainable business models’ have become increasingly prevalent. The drivers of this change in mindset… Read More

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A review of amendments to the DMA by Parliament and the Council

On 15 December 2020, the European Commission published a draft Digital Markets Act (‘DMA’), proposing new rules for the largest online platforms. A year later, on 15 December 2021, the European Parliament (‘Parliament’) adopted the final amendments that it will take into the trilogue negotiations. In parallel, the European… Read More

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Impact of travel restrictions on Omicron in the UK

Oxera and Edge Health have been commissioned by Manchester Airports Group (‘MAG’) to consider the impact of travel restrictions on the spread of variants in the UK, and to compare this to the impact of domestic restrictions. The Omicron variant is now highly prevalent in the UK and the… Read More

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How can IPOs be facilitated for start-ups in Germany?

Oxera, in collaboration with Professor Christoph Kaserer, recently prepared a study for the German ministry of economics and energy (BMWi) on the topic ‘How can IPOs be facilitated for start-ups in Germany? International comparison and recommendations for action’. In this study, the team led by Alexander Gaigl produced insights on capital markets, stock markets and initial public offerings… Read More

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