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In Memoriam: Ross Anderson (1956 – 2024) EPRG Associate and friend

It is with great sadness that we must share the news that our longtime EPRG Associate Researcher and dear friend and colleague Prof Ross Anderson, FRS, FRSE, FREng, Professor of Security Engineering in the Department of Computer Science and Technology passed away on 27 March. Ross was a longtime advocate of academic freedom and digital… Continue Reading

Gates Cambridge’s first podcast, featuring Kamiar Mohaddes (EPRG), is now live.

In this episode, we explore how we can build back better after a crisis. What are the challenges and opportunities of addressing the climate crisis, including the need for climate justice, the costs of inaction, and the importance of green innovation. We consider the roles of governments, multilateral institutions, and grassroots movements play in driving… Continue Reading

EPRG is pleased to announce our successful 2023 Winter Seminar, “Recalibrating Energy and Climate Policy”. On 7 December 2023, EPRG hosted delegates to a dinner at Christ’s College, and on 8 December 2023, to a full-day seminar at Newnham College. The first day concluded with a keynote speech given by Nick Winser (Electricity Networks Commissioner) “The Future of Electricity Networks”

PROGRAMME 7 DECEMBER 2023 Nick Winser (Electricity Networks Commissioner) gave a keynote speech “The Future of Electricity Networks” 8 DECEMBER 2023 SESSION 1 — RENEWABLES & INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTChair: Robert Ritz (EPRG)David Newbery (EPRG) – slidesEllen Quigley (Cambridge University)Wissam Anastas (GIRA Finance) – slides SESSION 2 — CARBON PRICING & CARBON MARKETSChair: David Reiner (EPRG)George von… Continue Reading

Kamiar Mohaddes has recently won the 2023 Sandra Dawson Research Impact Award

Kamiar Mohaddes, Associate Professor in Economics & Policy and a Fellow of King’s College, was recognised for his work impacting climate change and net-zero policy. Kamiar’s paper in the journal Energy Economics on the economics of climate change, has been referenced extensively by the US Congressional Budget Office and 25 members of Congress in a letter to… Continue Reading

Henning Zschietzschmann

PhD student, Faculty of Economics Email: [email protected] Supervisor: Kamiar Mohaddes Research Topics: Macroeconomics; Climate & Environmental Economics; Transition Dynamics and Climate Policy Biography: Henning Zschietzschmann is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Economics. Henning’s research interests span topics on environmental economics, macroeconomic development, spatial economics and optimal policy responses to intensifying climate change and environmental disasters. Prior to… Continue Reading

A short video has been made by Oxford University Press about Kamiar Mohaddes’ recent work on the economics of climate change.

The video has been posted on Facebook and has had over 400 000 views – it can be viewed here Prevailing economic research anticipates the burden of climate change falling on hot or poor nations. Some predict that cooler or wealthier economies will be unaffected or even see benefits from higher temperatures! However, by studying… Continue Reading

Bi-Weekly Energy & Environment (E&E) Seminars

The EPRG Energy & Environment (E&E) Seminar Series is a bi-weekly presentation relating to economic, social, and technological issues within the energy academic and industrial sectors.  Our bi-weekly Energy and Environment Seminars give our research team the opportunity for constructive feedback on their current work and promote multidisciplinary dialogue on issues of relevance to our… Continue Reading

EPRG, CEEPR & CERRE  European Energy Policy Conference Brussels, 7-8 September 2023

EPRG is pleased to announce our successful 2023 EPRG, CEEPR & CERRE European Energy Policy Conference. This year, the conference was held in strategic partnership with RWE. It took place at Sparks Building, Rue Ravenstein 60, in Brussels, Belgium, on 7 – 8 September 2023 and comprised of 1.5 days of sessions and dinner. PROGRAMME Thursday 7 September Welcome  Bruno Liebhaberg (CERRE),… Continue Reading

Kamiar Mohaddes’ co-authored article “Rising Temperatures, Falling Ratings: The Effect of Climate Change on Sovereign Creditworthiness” just published in Management Science, has recently been covered in  the FT, Bloomberg and Reuters.

Many argue that climate-related risks will only materialise many decades from now, but using AI to construct climate smart sovereign credit ratings we show climate-driven downgrades within this decade. The FT press coverage can be viewed here The Bloomberg press coverage can be viewed here The Reuters press coverage can be viewed here The original… Continue Reading

Kamiar Mohaddes’ co-authored article “Long-Term Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change: A Cross-Country Analysis” was recently covered in the FT (in their Special Report Business School Insights)

Prevailing economic research anticipates the burden of climate change falling on hot or poor nations. Some predict that cooler or wealthier economies will be unaffected or even see benefits from higher temperatures. However, our study shows that virtually all countries – whether rich or poor, hot or cold – will suffer economically if the current… Continue Reading

Report “Social media enables people-centric climate action in the hard-to-decarbonise building sector” by R. Debnath, K. Mohaddes et al

Ramit Debnath, Ronita Bardhan, Darshil U. Shah, Kamiar Mohaddes, Michael H. Ramage, R. Michael Alvarez, and  Benjamin K. Sovacool co-authored a report “Social media enables people-centric climate action in the hard-to-decarbonise building sector” for Nature Scientific Reports that was published on 17 November 2022. You can read the report here  Continue Reading

2022 EPRG Winter Seminar

EPRG is pleased to announce our successful 2022 Winter Seminar. On December 8, 2022, EPRG hosted delegates to a dinner at Sidney Sussex College, and on December 9, 2022, at Homerton College for a full-day seminar. The first day concluded with a keynote speech given by Cass Sunstein (Harvard University & Harvard Law School). PROGRAMME… Continue Reading

The Energy Policy Research Group recently provided two timely new contributions on the future of electricity policy in response to a major government consultation on the subject.  In July 2022, the UK Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) released its Review of Electricity Market Arrangements (REMA), which BEIS described as the ‘biggest electricity market reform in a generation’ and submissions were due on 10 October 2022.

Prof David Newbery, Prof Michael Pollitt, Prof David Reiner and Dr Robert Ritz submitted a response to the REMA Consultation Document Questions going through each of the chapters in detail. Prof David Newbery, EPRG’s director wrote a commentary on the future of UK electricity policy in response to REMA. Continue Reading