Dr Penny Mealy
Economist at the World Bank | Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, SoDA Labs, Monash Business School
Penny is an economist at the World Bank, a Research Associate at INET and the Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, and an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at SoDa Labs at the Monash Business School. Her work applies various methods from complex systems and data science to analyse the interrelated challenges of climate change and economic development. Her research has developed novel, data-driven approaches for analysing structural change, occupational mobility and the future of work, and the transition to the green economy.Penny completed a PhD at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at Oxford University. She has held various research fellow roles at the Oxford Martin School, the Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, the Bennett Institute for Public Policy at Cambridge University, and SoDa Labs, Monash University. Penny also has frequently advised international organisations, governments and businesses on green growth and development strategies.
No. 2021-01 - Empirically grounded technology forecasts and the energy transition
31 May 21
Rapidly decarbonising the global energy system is critical for addressing climate change, but concer...
Occupational mobility and automation: a data-driven network model
21 Jan 21
In this article, we develop a data-driven model to analyse how workers move through an empirically d...
Climate change and Emerging Markets after Covid-19
01 Dec 20
This paper by Professor Cameron Hepburn and his team at the University of Oxford Smith School of Ent...
Supply and demand shocks in the COVID-19 pandemic: an industry and occupation perspective
04 Sep 20
Transformational change: parallels for addressing climate and development goals
29 Jun 20
Supply and demand shocks in the COVID-19 pandemic: An industry and occupation perspective
17 Apr 20
We provide quantitative predictions of first order supply and demand shocks for the U.S. economy ass...
Economic complexity and the green economy
16 Apr 20
Which countries are likely to have the productive capabilities to thrive in the green economy? This...
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...