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 Cormac Lynch

Cormac Lynch

PhD Research Student



I am a PhD research student interested in the socio-economic impacts of climate policy and innovation. My current research aims to investigate the structural change effects from a net-zero transition and how some communities could become 'stranded'. I use the E3ME-FTT macroeconomic model to answer questions pertaining to structural change and technology specific transitions. 

I am part of the EEIST project team - a project that aims to develop tools and frameworks to support decision making in transformative areas. I have previously worked on the TIDE project, which examined the economic inertia of the global economy and the likely degree of capital stranding in a net-zero transition. 

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Research interests

Climate policy, structural change, transformative change, stranded assets, post-industrial decline, cost-benefit analysis, policy appraisal

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Journal articles

Chester D, Lynch C, Szerszynski B, Mercure J-F, Jarvis A (2024). Heterogeneous capital stocks and economic inertia in the US economy. Ecological Economics, 217, 108075-108075.
Qin J, Lynch C, Barbrook-Johnson P, Salas P, Yang G, Ferreira Cardia Haddad M, Nijsse F, Pasqualino R, Mercure J-F (2023). How are climate policies assessed in emerging economies? a study of ex-ante policy appraisal in Brazil, China, and India. Climate Policy, 1-17.
Mercure J-F, Chester D, Lynch C, Jarvis S, Jarvis A (2021). Stranded human and produced capital in a net-zero transition. Abstract.

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