Regina Betz

UNSW Business School

Regina is teaching environmental economics at the School of Economics at the UNSW. She studied economics in Germany and the U.K. and obtained her PhD through research analysing the impact of different designs of carbon trading systems on transaction costs. From 1997-2004 she has been a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Environmental Technology and Environmental Economics at the Fraunhofer (FhG) Institute of Systems and Innovation Research in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Her work focuses on climate change policies and their associated instruments, such as Joint Implementation, the Clean Development Mechanism and particularly emissions trading. Her publications largely relate to the design and implementation of these instruments. From 1998 -2004 she has been a consultant to the German Federal Ministry of Environmental with respect to the Kyoto Mechanisms and Emissions trading (e.g. National Allocation Plan), and has been closely involved with European Union and United Nations negotiations on climate change (UNFCCC).

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Publications

Title & place of publication Author Research area Type Links Year
'A Framework for Designing & Categorising Capacity Markets – Insights from an Application to Europe', 38th IAEE International Conference, Antalya, Turkey Riesz, J. , Thorpe, G., Cludius, J., Betz, R. Electricity Markets & Restructuring Extended abstract 2015
'Transfer patterns in Phase I of the EU Emissions Trading System: a first reality check based on cluster analysis’, Climate Policy Betz, R., Schmidt, T.S. Emissions trading Journal Papers 2015
'Designing Prediction Markets for International Negotiations: Lessons Learnt from the Climate Summit in Copenhagen’, Global Environmental Change, 27, p106-119 Betz, R., Cludius, J., Twomey, P. Emissions trading, Sustainability & general Journal Papers 2014
'Emissions from electricity generators in response to environmental taxes: Evidence from Australia’, Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy, 33/2, p119-144 Contreras, Z., Ancev, T., Betz, R. Emissions trading Journal Papers 2014
'Emissions Trading in Practice: Lessons learnt from the European emissions trading scheme', in Handbook of Environmental Economics in Asia Betz, R. Emissions trading Book Chapters 2014
'Submission regarding the Australian Governments Emissions Reduction Fund' Iain MacGill , Jenny Riesz , Regina Betz Emissions trading, Sustainability & general Submissions 2013
Climate change has costs beyond the carbon price Iain MacGill , Jenny Riesz , Regina Betz Emissions trading Articles 2013
Submission on Repealing the Carbon Price Iain MacGill , Jenny Riesz , Regina Betz Emissions trading Submissions 2013
‘Trading in energy efficiency in Australia: What are the lessons learnt so far?, first published in the Proceedings of the eceee 2013 Summer Study, 3-8 June 2011, Belambra Presqu'île de Giens, France. Betz, R., Jones, M.C., MacGill, I., Passey, R. Emissions trading, Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Conference Papers 2013
'Achieving additional emission reductions under a cap-and-trade scheme’, Climate Policy, 12(4), p424-439. Twomey, P., Betz, R., MacGill I.F. Emissions trading Journal Papers 2012
'The New South Wales load based licensing scheme for NOx: Lessons learnt after a decade of operation', Ecological Economics, 80, pp. 70–78 Ancev, T., Betz, R., Contreras, Z. Emissions trading Journal Papers 2012

'Australia - Finally a Carbon Pricing Scheme?' in Greenhouse Gas Market 2011, Asia and Beyond: the Roadmap to Global Carbon & Energy Markets, by the International Emissions Trading Association

Jones, M.C.[nid:331], Twomey, P., MacGill, I., Regina Betz Emissions trading Reports and Working Papers 2011
'Australian Domestic Offset Policies: An example for achieving real greenhouse gas emissions reductions?', Joint Implementation Quarterly, 16(4), p 11-15 Betz, R., MacGill, I., Passey, R. Emissions trading Journal Papers 2011

'Was kommt nach Kopenhagen? Ein Ausblick aus der Sicht Australiens und seiner asiatisch-pazi?schen Nachbarn' ['What comes after Copenhagen? A view from the perspective of Australia and its Asia-Pacific neighbors'], In: KAS Auslandsinformationen 26.2010, pp. 37-58. [this is in German]

Regina Betz, Johanna Cludius Emissions trading Reports and Working Papers 2010
Additional Action Reserve: A proposed mechanism to facilitate additional voluntary and policy emission reductions efforts in emissions trading schemes, CEEM discussion paper for comment DP_100212, February 2010 Twomey, P., Betz, R., MacGill, I., Passey, R. Emissions trading Reports and Working Papers 2010

Experimental Testing of Possible Designs for the Australian Carbon Pollution Permit Allocation Auction, report prepared for the Department of Climate Change & Energy Efficiency, Canberra. This report was only released in March 2012.

Betz, R., Ehrhart, K-M., Greiner, B., Ortmann, A., Schweitzer, S., Seifert, S. Emissions trading Reports and Working Papers 2010

Market Performance under Different Penalty Design: Experimental Evidence on Emissions Trading Scheme with Auctioned Permits, International Energy Workshop, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology. Stockholm, Sweden. 21-23 June 2010

Phillia Restiani, Regina Betz Emissions trading Conference Papers 2010

Submission to the Senate Select Committee on the Scrutiny of New Taxes, Nov 2010

Paul Twomey, Regina Betz Emissions trading Submissions 2010
The Copenhagen Prediction Market (COPPM) Prospectus Betz, R., Cludius, J. Emissions trading Reports and Working Papers 2010

'Incentives for energy efficiency in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme', Energy Efficiency, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 37-67

Schleich, J., Rogge, K., Betz, R. Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Emissions trading Journal Papers 2009

'The Implications of Australia's Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme for its National Electricity Market', a CEEM/University College London Working Paper [forthcoming]

Betz, R., Owen, A. Emissions trading, Electricity Markets & Restructuring Reports and Working Papers 2009

Auctioning greenhouse gas emissions permits in Australia, EERH Research Report No.29

Betz, R., Cramton, P., Seifert, S. Emissions trading Reports and Working Papers 2009

Expensive beast still has no teeth, OpEd in AFR, 25th of May

Regina Betz, Iain MacGill Emissions trading Articles 2009

Linking the Australian Emissions Trading Scheme, a working paper. EERH Research Report No 14. Final version to be published in Climate Policy Special Issue later in 2009

Frank Jotzo, Regina Betz Emissions trading Reports and Working Papers 2009

No climate for change, in ABC News Opinion and Analysis section, 8th May

Regina Betz, Iain MacGill Emissions trading Articles 2009

Notes for introductory statement to the Senate Economics Committee, 1st May 2009, and the Proof Committee Hansard, Reference: Emissions trading and reducing carbon pollution

Iain MacGill, Regina Betz Emissions trading Submissions 2009

Notes for introductory statement to the Senate Economics Committee, 27th March 2009, and the Proof Committee Hansard, Reference: Exposure drafts of the legislation to implement the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme

Regina Betz, Iain MacGill, Paul Twomey Emissions trading Submissions 2009

Optimal coverage of installations in a Carbon Emission Trading Scheme (ETS), EERH Research Report No.28

Betz, R., Sanderson, T., Ancev, T. Emissions trading Reports and Working Papers 2009

A Lost Opportunity for Leadership, for NewMatilda, 22nd July 2008

Iain MacGill, Regina Betz Emissions trading Articles 2008

CEEM Submission to the Garnaut Review Emissions Trading Scheme Discussion Paper, April 2008

Iain MacGill, Regina Betz Emissions trading Submissions 2008

Emissions Trading: Good Governance Requires 100% Auctioning, for the Centre for Policy Development, 13th June 2008

Iain MacGill, Regina Betz Emissions trading Articles 2008

The Policy Issues Arising with the Linking of International Emissions Trading Schemes, Australian Resources & Energy Law Journal, volume 27, no. 1, pp 86-104

Regina Betz, Ashley Stafford Emissions trading Journal Papers 2008
Draft Submission to the PM&C Discussion Paper, Abatement Incentives Prior to the Commencement of the Australian Emissions Trading Scheme Regina Betz, Iain MacGill, Rob Passey Emissions trading Submissions 2007

EU Emission Trading - Better Job Second Time Round?, Working Paper Sustainability and Innovation Nr. S 2/2007

Joachim Schleich, Regina Betz, Karoline Rogge Emissions trading Reports and Working Papers 2007

Further Definition of the Auction proposal in the NETT Discussion paper, August 2007

Regina Betz, Stefen Seifert Emissions trading Reports and Working Papers 2007

An Early Assessment of National Allocation Plans for Phase 2 of EU Emission Trading

Karoline Rogge, Joachim Schleich, Regina Betz Emissions trading Reports and Working Papers 2006

Emissions Trading to Combat Climate Change: The impact of scheme design on transaction costs, at the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society's 2006 Conference, Sydney, 8th-10th February 2006

Regina Betz Emissions trading Conference Papers 2006

Emissions trading: lessons learnt from the 1st phase of the EU ETS and prospects for the 2nd phase , Climate Policy 6, pp351-359

Regina Betz, Misato Sato Emissions trading Journal Papers 2006

EU Emissions trading: an early analysis of national allocation plans for 2008-2012, Climate Policy, volume 6, no. 4, pp 361-394

Regina Betz, Karoline Rogge, Joachim Schleich Emissions trading Journal Papers 2006

Implications of announced phase II national allocation plans for the EU ETS Climate Policy, volume 6, no. 4, pp 411-422

Karsten Neuhoff, Markus Ahman, Regina Betz, Johanna Cludius, Federico Ferrario, Kristina Holmgren, Gabriella Pal, Michael Grubb, Felix Matthes, Karoline Rogge, Misato Sato, Joachim Schleich, Jos Sijm, Andreas Tuerk, Claudia Kettner, Neil Walker Emissions trading Journal Papers 2006

Load-Based Licensing: Getting the rates right, at the 35th Australian Conference of Economics (ACE) 25th-27th September 2006, Perth, WA.

Tiho Ancev, Regina Betz Electricity Markets & Restructuring Conference Papers 2006

What is driving Price Volatility in the EU ETS? in the Australasian Emissions Trading Forum Review, Oct/Nov 2006 pp4-5

Regina Betz Emissions trading Reports and Working Papers 2006

Emissions Trading for Australia: Design, transition and linking options

Regina Betz, Iain MacGill Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Emissions trading Reports and Working Papers 2005

Emissions trading to combat climate change: The impact of scheme design on transaction costs, at the British Institute of Energy Economics (BIEE) Academic Conference in association with UK Energy Research Centre, St John's College Oxford. The associated presentation is also available.

Regina Betz Emissions trading Conference Papers 2005

Incentives for energy efficiency and innovation in the European Emission Trading System, in Proc. ECEEE'2005, Nice, June

Joachim Schleich, Regina Betz Emissions trading Journal Papers 2005
Submission to 'A National Emissions Trading Scheme' background paper for stakeholder consultation Regina Betz, Iain MacGill, Robert Passey Emissions trading Submissions 2005

Designing National Allocation Plans for EU Emissions Trading - A First Analysis of the Outcome, in: Energy and Environment, Vol. 15, No. 3, p. 375-425.

Regina Betz, Wolfgang Eichhammer, Joachim Schleich Emissions trading Journal Papers 2004

EU Emissions Trading and Transaction Costs for Small and Medium Sized Companies,INTERECONOMICS, Review of European Economic Policy, Vol. 39, No. 3, p. 121-123.

Joachim Schleich, Regina Betz Emissions trading Journal Papers 2004

Simulating Emissions Trading in Southwest Germany. In: European Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (Paris): Proceedings of the 2003 eceee Summer Study. Time to turn down energy demand, 2-7 June 2003, Saint Raphael, France, Vol. 3, 2003, p. 1023-1031.

Joachim Schleich, Regina Betz, Karl-Martin Ehrhart, Christian Hoppe, Stefan Seifert Emissions trading Archived 2003

Implications of EU Enlargement on the EU Greenhouse Gas "Bubble" and Internal Burden Sharing," International Environmental Agreements in Politics, Law and Economics, Vol. 1, No. 2, p. 267-279

Axel Michaelowa, Regina Betz Emissions trading Archived 2001

Events

Event Presenter Type Research area Location Date
Kyoto to Paris: Same, same but different Regina Betz Seminar Emissions trading Australian Agricultural & Resource Economics Society (AARES) 60th Conference, Canberra Friday, February 5, 2016
Workshop on Electricity Market Design: Capacity Remuneration Mechanism Regina Betz Seminar Electricity Markets & Restructuring Workshop on electricity markets with a high share of renewables, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland Friday, May 29, 2015
Workshop II: Economic Methods, Experimental Economics Regina Betz , Jenny Riesz , Peiyao Shen Seminar Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Sustainability & general Workshop on electricity markets with a high share of renewables, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland Friday, May 29, 2015
A Framework for Designing and Categorising Capacity Markets: Insights from an Application to Europe Regina Betz Seminar Electricity Markets & Restructuring International Association of Energy Economics International Conference (IAEE), Antalya, Turkey Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Trading Costs and the Efficiency of Emissions Trading – Evidence from the EU ETS Regina Betz Seminar Emissions trading 4th IAEE Asia Conference 2014, Beijing Friday, September 19, 2014
EU ETS: Role of Financial Sector Regina Betz Seminar Emissions trading Tsinghua–ANU forum on Climate and Energy Policy Research Monday, September 15, 2014
Transfers in Phase 1of the EU ETS: A first reality check of transfer patterns Regina Betz Seminar Emissions trading "Experiences, empirical findings and modeling of Emission Trading Schemes – Implications for China" Symposium organised by Fraunhofer ISI and Institute for Policy Management – Chinese Academy of Science IPM CAS, Bejing, China Thursday, October 10, 2013
Emissions trading: Lessons learnt from Europe and Australia Regina Betz Public forum Emissions trading Fudan University, China Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Trading in energy efficiency in Australia: What are the lessons learnt so far? Regina Betz , Martin Jones, Iain MacGill , Rob Passey Seminar Emissions trading, Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation eceee 2013 Summer Study,
3-8 June 2011, Belambra Presqu'île de Giens, France Saturday, June 8, 2013
Transfers in Phase I of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme: A first reality check of transfer patterns based on cluster analysis Regina Betz , Tobias Schmidt Seminar Emissions trading Zurich Thursday, May 2, 2013
“Offsets and New Market Mechanisms within the Larger Carbon Market – Australian Offset Perspectives” Regina Betz Seminar Emissions trading Towards a Global Carbin Market, Prospects for Emissions Trading, Berlin Friday, April 12, 2013
Robustness of Carbon Markets and the Role of Market Oversight Regina Betz Seminar Emissions trading The Rise of Emissions Trading in Asia: Established Principles – Novel Practices, 12 Nov 2012, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Germany Monday, November 12, 2012
A Review of Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes in Australia Betz, R. Seminar Emissions trading, Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation IAEE European Conference, Venice, Italy Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Designing Emissions Trading Schemes to Combat Climate Change: Lessons Learnt from the European Emissions Trading Scheme Regina Betz Seminar Emissions trading UFZ, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany Thursday, July 26, 2012
Australian Carbon Pricing Mechanism: Experimental test of different auction designs Betz, R. Seminar Emissions trading S.CO.RE. Seminar, Loyola de Palacio Chair / Florence School of Regulation Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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