Prof Cameron Hepburn
Director of Economics of Sustainability
Director of Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford
Cameron is an economist with expertise in energy, resources and the environment. He is Professor of environmental economics at the University of Oxford, based at the Smith School and the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, and is also Professorial Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics and a Fellow at New College, Oxford.
He has degrees in law and engineering, a doctorate in economics, and many peer-reviewed publications in economics, public policy, law, engineering, philosophy, and biology. His work has been referred to in publications such as the Economist and the Financial Times, and he has been interviewed on television and radio in various countries. He has provided advice on energy and environmental policy to governments and international institutions around the world. He has also had an entrepreneurial career, co-founding three successful businesses and investing in several other start-ups.
Is Natural Capital Really Substitutable?
Annual Review of Environment and Resources
11 Jul 19
Forthcoming in: Annual Review of Environment and Resources
No. 2019-02 - Transformational Change: Parallels for addressing climate and development goals
13 May 19
To address what Stern (2016) has described as ‘the twin defining challenges of our century’ -- pover...
Sensitive intervention points in the post-carbon transition
12 Apr 19
We propose to examine how to exploit similar sensitive intervention points (SIPs) and amplification ...
No. 2018-17- Steering the climate system: an extended comment
10 Dec 18
Applying a mainstream climate physics model to the economics of Lemoine and Rudik (2017) invalidates...
No. 2018-16 - Pigou pushes preferences: decarbonisation and endogenous values
03 Dec 18
This article examines the impact of climate policy-induced changes in consumers’ values. We demonstr...
Making Carbon Pricing Work for Citizens
Nature Climate Change
30 Jul 18
In this Perspective, we synthesize findings regarding the optimal use of carbon revenues from both t...
No. 2018-12 - Is Natural Capital Really Substitutable?
04 Jul 18
We review the empirical literature that assesses the degree of substitutability between natural capi...
No. 2018-08 - Dead on arrival? Implicit stranded assets in leading IAM scenarios
05 Jun 18
No. 2018-09 - The Tipping Point: How the G20 Can Lead the Transition to a Prosperous Clean Energy Economy
25 May 18
Prof Cameron Hepburn: Stranded Assets Risks
04 May 18
This video abstract outlines the key issues addressed in the paper "Committed emissions from existin...
Committed emissions from existing and planned power plants and asset stranding required to meet the Paris Agreement
Environmental Research Letters
04 May 18
Here, we analyze the historic development of emission commitments from power plants and compare the ...
Policy Brief—Encouraging Innovation that Protects Environmental Systems: Five Policy Proposals
Review of Environmental Economics and Policy
19 Jan 18
Human innovations have created widespread human prosperity. However, they are also threatening the g...
The wealth of nature: Increasing national wealth and reducing risk by measuring and managing natural capital
29 Nov 17
Prof Doyne Farmer & Prof Cameron Hepburn: Tipping points to the post-carbon society
13 Nov 17
In this talk Professor Doyne Farmer and Professor Cameron Hepburn discuss new research drawing on mu...