Dr Penny Mealy
Postdoctoral Research Officer
Oxford Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on the Post-Carbon Transition
Penny is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of New Economic Thinking and the School of Geography and the Environment and is currently working on the Oxford Martin School Programme on the Post-Carbon Transition. She is also leading a project on 'Practical Wisdom in a Complex World' at the Bennett Institute of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge.
Penny’s PhD at Oxford was on quantitative approaches for analysing productive capabilities. She applied these methods to provide insights into long-run development, the division of labour and the transition to the green economy. Her broader research interests include economic complexity, technological evolution, transformational change, network science and agent-based modelling. Previously, Penny worked as an economist in Australia, where she predominantly focused on issues relating to energy, resources and climate change.
Automation and occupational mobility: A data-driven network model
17 Jun 19
Based on empirical data we construct an occupational mobility network where nodes are occupations an...
Dr Penny Mealy: Navigating knowledge: new tools for the journey
23 May 19
Like the wind, knowledge can be difficult to see or grasp, but if well-harnessed, it can help us do ...
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 ...
Interpreting economic complexity
18 Mar 19
We show that the ECI and PCI are equivalent to a spectral clustering algorithm that partitions a sim...
What you do at work matters: New lenses on labour
19 Mar 18
This paper investigates the network structure of the division of labour by analysing discrete work a...
No. 2018-03 - Economic Complexity and the Green Economy
31 Jan 18
By constructing a new and comprehensive dataset of traded green products and drawing on economic com...