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Economics of Sustainability

Overview

The Economics of Sustainability Programme seeks to understand the economy and environment as a deeply interlinked complex system and is working to gain insights into how the human economic part of this integrated system might be transformed to become more sustainable.

Economics has often viewed the economy and Earth's physical and ecological systems as separate domains.  It frequently does not account for the economy's need for energy and material inputs and views pollution as an "externality."  The Economics of Sustainability Programme is attempting to understand the economy and environment as a deeply interlinked complex system and is working to gain insights into how the human economic part of this integrated system might be transformed to become more sustainable.  The programme is looking at new ways to take into account natural capital, measure wealth creation, stimulate green technology innovation, and assess climate and economic risk.  It is also looking at new methods of modelling economy-ecosystem interactions to better understand the impact of climate policies on economic growth, employment, and political economy, and to understand socioeconomic tipping points and dynamic effects in the transition to a post-carbon society.  The programme is also examining the institutional innovations needed to transition to a sustainable economy.  The programme is directed by Prof. Cameron Hepburn and is conducted in partnership with Oxford's Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.

Who's Involved?

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Andrea Bacilieri

Doctoral Student

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Richard Bailey

Senior Research Fellow

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Eric Beinhocker

Executive Director, INET Oxford

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Ernesto Carrella

Postdoctoral Research Officer

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Francois Cohen

Senior Research Officer

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Paulo de Souza

Research Assistant, Economics of Sustainability Programme

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Simon Dietz

Oxford Martin School Visiting Fellow

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Justin Gillis

Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow

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Kirk Hamilton

Senior Associate

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Cameron Hepburn

Director of Economics of Sustainability

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Matthew Ives

Senior Research Officer

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Francois Lafond

Senior Research Officer

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Gemma Lenik

PA & Research Administrator

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Yangsiyu Lu

Doctoral Student

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Jens Koed Madsen

Postdoctoral Research Officer

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Linus Mattauch

Senior Research Officer

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Penny Mealy

Postdoctoral Research Officer

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Anton Pichler

Doctoral Student

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Jacquelyn Pless

Postdoctoral Research Officer

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Ryan Rafaty

Associate

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Fiona Spuler

Research Assistant

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Sugandha Srivastav

Doctoral Student

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Alex Teytelboym

Deputy Director of Economics of Sustainability

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Rupert Way

Postdoctoral Research Officer