Climate policy modeling: An online SCI-E and SSCI based literature review

Yi-Ming Wei, Zhi-Fu Mi, Zhimin Huang

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This study utilizes the bibliometric method on climate policy modeling based on the online version of SCI-E from 1981 to 2013 and SSCI from 2002 to 2013, and summarizes several important research topics and methodologies in the field. Publications referring to climate policy modeling are assessed with respect to quantities, disciplines, most productive authors and institutes, and citations. Synthetic analysis of keyword frequency reveals six important research topics in climate policy modeling which are summarized and analyzed. The six topics include integrated assessment of climate policies, uncertainty in climate change, equity across time and space, endogeneity of technological change, greenhouse gases abatement mechanism, and enterprise risk in climate policy models. Additionally, twelve types of models employed in climate policy modeling are discussed. The most widely utilized climate policy models are optimization models, computable general equilibrium (CGE) models, and simulation models.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-84
Number of pages15
Issue numberPart A
Early online date5 Dec 2014
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015


  • Climate policy
  • Integrated assessment
  • Enterprise risk
  • Bibliometrics
  • Word frequency analysis

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