Dr Matthew Ives
Senior Research Officer
Senior Research Associate in Complex Systems Economic Modelling, Oxford University Centre for the Environment
Dr Matthew Ives is an economist and complex systems modeller currently working at Oxford University on the Oxford Martin Post-Carbon Transition Programme. This cutting-edge research programme is focussed on developing solutions to climate change through an understanding of sensitive intervention points in our socioeconomic systems that can enable rapid reductions in emissions. Through this programme Matthew is developing a suite of economic models based on complexity science, combining his experience in systems modelling with his passion for sustainability.
Dr Ives has previously worked both in the private and public sectors on a diverse range of programmes related to sustainability on land, air and sea. His past research ventures have included assessing national decarbonisation pathways in the UK; modelling long-term infrastructure strategies for water, energy, waste and transport for the UK and the United Nations; working on sustainability indicators for the US Forest service; and modelling fisheries in Australia. He has also spent a number of years as a professional software developer.
Matthew holds an Honours degree in Economics, a Masters of environmental management, and a PhD in systems modelling. He is an Oxford Martin School Fellow, a Research Member of Wolfson College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, England.
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 ...
Participatory planning of the future of waste management in small island developing states to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals
11 Mar 19
This paper proposes an integrated methodology for long-term waste management planning to deliver on ...
A systems-based assessment of Palestine's current and future infrastructure requirements
09 Jan 19
The occupied Palestinian territories of West Bank and Gaza Strip are currently experiencing many cha...
Navigating the water trilemma: a strategic assessment of long‐term national water resource management options for Great Britain
01 Nov 18
We simulate projections of river flows under population and climate change by using an aggregated na...
A Complementary Understanding of Residential Energy Demand, Consumption and Services
24 Aug 18
This chapter explores potential ways to implement, and benefits for policymaking of, the complementa...
The impact of cost of capital reductions on regulated water utilities in England and Wales: an analysis of isomorphism and stakeholder outcomes
01 Jul 18
This paper investigates the impacts of price cap regulation—weighted average cost of capital reducti...
Modelling future scenarios of infrastructure demand for the UK’s National Infrastructure Assessment
01 Dec 17
In this manuscript we focus on comparing estimates of demand for infrastructure services around the ...
Coastal Modelling Environment version 1.0: a framework for integrating landform-specific component models in order to simulate decadal to centennial morphological changes on complex coasts
17 Jul 17
The ability to model morphological changes on complex, multi-landform coasts over decadal to centenn...
How civil engineers can help the UK meet the Paris Agreement on climate
11 Jan 17
This paper explains how civil engineers can help to fulfil the UK’s commitment to the recent Paris c...
Strategic analysis of the future of national infrastructure
11 Jan 17
This paper presents the Nismod model’s analysis in the National Needs Assessment report launched at ...
Decision Analysis for Management of Natural Hazards
24 Aug 16
This review focuses on the process by which scientific evidence about natural hazards is applied to ...
The Great 21st Century Energy Challenge
01 Jul 16
This book provides an overview of the climate challenge and explores the various energy sources and ...
Evaluation of strategies for nature-based solutions to drought: a decision support model at the national scale
17 Apr 16
There is an increasing body of evidence in support of the use of nature based solutions as a strateg...
Water supply systems assessment
01 Feb 16
The challenge for water supply in the twenty-first century lies in the implementation of appropriate...
Database, simulation modelling and visualisation for national infrastructure assessment
01 Feb 16
In this chapter we consider the requirements of such a data management system, and in particular the...