Adam Ferris

Doctoral Student

School of Geography and the Environment

Adam Ferris


Adam Ferris is a DPhil candidate in the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. He is part of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, the INET Economics of Sustainability group and the Sustainable Food group. He holds an MSc in Financial Economics from the Saïd Business School (University of Oxford) and a BSc in Economics from the Toulouse School of Economics (France).

Adam is an Environmental Economist supervised by Dr Stefania Innocenti and Prof. Cameron Hepburn. His research leverages behavioural economic methods and understanding to study how pro-environmental behaviour can be encouraged. His work typically focusses on salience and attention to information, such as intrinsic and extrinsic incentives. He also accounts for choice differences based on cognitive and preference differences in target populations. As part of his research work, he also collaborates with industry partners.

Adam has also held several repeat research assistant and teaching posts (tutor and department-level lecturer), including at the Nuffield College Centre for Experimental Social Science (CESS), St John’s College, Exeter College, Saïd Business School, amongst others, spanning topics of microeconomics, experimental economics and financial analysis.