Dr Matthew Ives
Dr Matthew Ives is an economist and complex systems modeller working with Oxford University as a INET Research Associate, supervising DPhil and Master’s students, teaching systems dynamics, and collaborating with INET colleagues on various research programmes applying economic complexity and systems modelling to his key research focus around facilitating a rapid and just transition to net zero.
Dr Ives has previously worked in academia as well as the private and public sectors on a diverse range of environmental projects covering land, air, and sea. His ventures have included assessing decarbonisation pathways for the UK, South Australia, and the world; modelling long-term infrastructure strategies for water, energy, waste and transport for the UK, and for the United Nations; developing sustainability indicators for the US Forest service; and modelling fisheries in Australia. Matthew holds an Honours degree in Economics, a Masters of Environmental Management, and a PhD in complex systems modelling.
Sensitive intervention points: a strategic approach to climate action
23 Nov 23
We set out a conceptual framework to identify ‘sensitive intervention points’ (SIPs) in systems wher...
Evaluating fossil fuel companies’ alignment with 1.5 °C climate pathways
18 Aug 23
To track the fossil fuel industry and companies against 1.5 °C-consistent pathways, we propose a new...
A re-evaluation of the financial risks of the net zero transition
19 May 23
We suggest that a wider range of scenarios and assumptions could help to better understand the uncer...
No 2023-04 - Facilitating deep decarbonization via sector coupling of green hydrogen and ammonia
17 Mar 23
In this study, the Power-to-X sector coupling potential of green hydrogen and ammonia is explored vi...
Empirically grounded technology forecasts and the energy transition
13 Sep 22
Future energy system costs are estimated for three different scenarios. A rapid green energy transit...
Measuring corporate Paris Compliance using a strict science-based approach
10 Aug 22
To measure whether companies are compliant with the Paris Agreement targets we propose several stric...
Challenges and innovations in the economic evaluation of the risks of climate change
28 Apr 22
This review seeks to provide a common basis for natural scientists, social scientists, and modellers...
Predictors of Success in a Greening World
01 Dec 21
This report makes use of cuttingedge research to identify the emerging global trends in green compet...
Upstream decarbonization through a carbon takeback obligation: An affordable backstop climate policy
26 Oct 21
New research from the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh demonstrates an affordable policy to stop...
The New Economics of Innovation and Transition: Evaluating Opportunities and Risks
17 Oct 21
A report by the Economics of Energy Innovation and System Transition (EEIST) consortium
Net zero aviation and shipping: Written evidence to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee
29 Sep 21
Pressure is increasing for international marine transportation to decarbonise, and no clear strategy...
Risk-opportunity analysis for transformative policy design and appraisal
14 Sep 21
The climate crisis demands a strong response from policy-makers worldwide. The current global climat...
No. 2021-01 - Empirically grounded technology forecasts and the energy transition
14 Sep 21
Rapidly decarbonising the global energy system is critical for addressing climate change, but concer...
Zero-Emissions Shipping: Contracts-for-difference as incentives for the decarbonisation of international shipping
28 Jun 21
Pressure is growing from multiple directions for the shipping industry to decarbonise. Alternative f...
Deciding how to 'change big things quickly': Pros and cons of different appraisal techniques to inform decision-making on low-carbon transformational policies
23 Jun 21
Pros and cons of different appraisal techniques to inform decision-making on low-carbon transformati...