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Staff Biography

Research Economist - Growth
Tel:  +44 (0)207 107 5145
Email: A.Dechezlepretre@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: LSE  10.01E Tower 3


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Expertise: Environmental policies and innovation; directed technical change; intellectual property; knowledge spillovers; International technology diffusion; patent data


Antoine is a Senior Research Fellow at the Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and a Research Economist at CEP. Besides his academic work Antoine has worked as an external consultant for ICTSD, the OECD Environment Directorate, the UK Climate Change Committee, France's International Development Agency (AFD) and the French Environment Protection Agency (ADEME). He holds a PhD in economics from Ecole des Mines de Paris (France).

Current Areas of Research:

The impact of R&D tax credits on innovation activity (with Elias Einiö, Ralf Martin, Trang Nguyen and John Van Reenen) Environmental regulatory first-movers and technological leadership (with Matthieu Glachant) Clean vs dirty innovation and stock returns (with Cal Muckley) Compliance and enforcement in the EU ETS (with Raphael Calel and Frank Venmans) Assessing the additionality of the Clean Development Mechanism: Quasi-experimental evidence from India (with Caterina Gennaioli, Matthieu Glachant and Anna Schröeder) The impact of knowledge spillovers from clean and dirty technologies on firms' productivity (with Ralf Martin and Myra Mohnen) Asymmetric industrial energy prices and international trade (with Misato Sato) Is there a trade-off between dirty imports and clean innovation? (with Damien Dussaux, David Hémous and Mirabelle Muûls) An empirical investigation of the market for patents in France (with Yann Ménière anf Justus Baron) The use of patent counts for cross-country comparisons (with Yann Ménière)


  • 2009 - Ph.D. Economics,Mines ParisTech, Paris, France
  • 2005 - M.A. Environmental and Natural Resources Economics, University of Paris 10 – Nanterre
  • 2004 - B.A. Economics, École Normale Supérieure de Cachan (Department of Economics and Management)
  • 2004 - B.A. Finance and business, Université Paris 12


  • ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • ADEME (France’s Environmental Protection Agency) scholarship for PhD studies
  • Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, Full Fellowship

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications

CEP discussion paper
Automating Labor: Evidence from Firm-Level Patent Data Antoine Dechezleprêtre, David Hémous, Morten Olsen and Carlo Zanella
February 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1679.PDF:
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JEL Classification: O31; O33; J20

Tags: automation; innovation; patents; income inequality

CEP discussion paper
Searching for Carbon Leaks in Multinational Companies Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Caterina Gennaioli, Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muûls and Thomas Stoerk
February 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1601:
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JEL Classification: D22; F23; Q56; Q58

Tags: carbon leakage; eu ets; multinationals

CEP discussion paper
Do Tax Incentives for Research Increase Firm Innovation? An RD Design for R&D Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Elias Einiö, Ralf Martin, Kieu-Trang Nguyen and John Van Reenen
March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1413:
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JEL Classification: O31; O32; H23; H25; H32

Tags: r&d; patents; tax; innovation; regression discontinuity design

CEP election analysis
#ElectionEconomics: The Research Evidence on Key Issues for Voters in the 2015 UK General Election Ghazala Azmat, Brian Bell, Jonathan Colmer, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Swati Dhingra, Christian Hilber, Stephen Machin, Alan Manning, Ralf Martin, Alistair McGuire, Sandra McNally, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Henry Overman, Isabelle Roland, Thomas Sampson, Anna Valero, John Van Reenen, Jonathan Wadsworth, Gill Wyness and Gabriel Zucman
April 2015
Paper No' CEPEA034:
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Tags: 2015 uk general election; government policy; austerity; productivity; health; nhs; education; higher education; immigration; brexit; eu; inequality; real wages; unemployment; gender; management; productivity; uk housing; environment; climate change; uk cities; infrastructure; taxation

CEP election analysis
Energy and the Environment: a cold climate for climate change policies? Jonathan Colmer, Antoine Dechezleprêtre and Ralf Martin
April 2015
Paper No' CEPEA032:
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Tags: energy; climate change; environment; #electioneconomics

CEP discussion paper
Asymmetric Industrial Energy Prices and International Trade Antoine Dechezleprêtre and Misato Sato
March 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1337:
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JEL Classification: F18; F14; Q56

Tags: energy prices; international trade; carbon taxes

CEP discussion paper
Knowledge Spillovers from Clean and Dirty Technologies Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Ralf Martin and Myra Mohnen
September 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1300:
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JEL Classification: O30; O44; Q54; Q55; Q58; H23

Tags: innovation spill-overs; climate change; growth; patents; clean technology; optimal climate policy

CEP discussion paper
Environmental Policy and Directed Technological Change: Evidence from the European Carbon Market Raphael Calel and Antoine Dechezleprêtre
April 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1141:
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JEL Classification: O3; Q55; Q58; C14

Tags: directed technological change; eu emissions trading scheme; policy evaluation