Brian O'Callaghan

Doctoral Student

Lead Researcher and Project Manager, Oxford University Economic Recovery Project

Brian O Callaghan


Brian is Lead Researcher and Project Manager of the Oxford University Economic Recovery Project. He is an Australian Rhodes Scholar and Consultant at the Robertson Foundation, covering topics in Energy and the Environment. He is also a consultant to government and business groups on issues relating to the energy and climate transitions.

Brian’s core research concerns the economic impacts of fiscal spending. He is particularly interested in the role that green fiscal spending initiatives can have in times of economic contraction (for instance, in dealing with the COVID-19 global recession). His supplementary research interests include the economics of green hydrogen and methods for reducing perceived risk in renewable energy finance. He is supervised by Professor Cameron Hepburn.

Brian is on a leave of absence from Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Before BCG Brian was a Junior Fellow for the Australian Centre for Innovation and International Competitiveness. Brian holds undergraduate degrees in Engineering (First Class Honours with the University Medal) and Commerce (Finance and International Business) from the University of Sydney.