Research on carbon price in emissions trading scheme: a bibliometric analysis

  • Chang-Jing Ji
  • Xiao-Yi Li
  • Yu-Jie Hu
  • Xiang-Yu Wang
  • Bao-Jun TangEmail author
Original Paper


Based on the Web of Science database, this paper uses the bibliometric method to analyze the characteristics of the most relevant studies of carbon price in emissions trading scheme. Researchers have shed light on this research field since 1994. The USA and China occupy the leading research position in this field. The most productive journal is Energy Policy and the most productive author is Chevallier J. Chinese Academy of Sciences is the institution with the most publications related to carbon price. Cooperation analysis shows that the cooperation between authors, institutions and countries is constantly growing. We find out that carbon price fluctuation, influencing factors of carbon price, price mechanism of the carbon market, theory analysis of carbon pricing policy and carbon price effects are the main areas of research focus. Also, we detect that different policies, emissions level and energy prices are the main influencing factors on carbon price.


Carbon emissions trading Carbon price Bibliometric Influencing factors 



We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 71573013, 71642004), Special Items Fund for Cultivation and Development of Beijing Creative Base (Grant No. Z171100002217023), Key Project of Beijing Social Science Foundation Research Base (Grant No. 15DJA084), National Key R&D Program (Grant No. 2016YFA0602603) and Special Items Fund of Beijing Municipal Commission of Education.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chang-Jing Ji
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Xiao-Yi Li
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Yu-Jie Hu
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Xiang-Yu Wang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Bao-Jun Tang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Center for Energy and Environmental Policy ResearchBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingChina
  2. 2.School of Management and EconomicsBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingChina
  3. 3.Collaborative Innovation Center of Electric Vehicles in BeijingBeijingChina
  4. 4.Sustainable Development Research Institute for Economy and Society of BeijingBeijingChina

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