Category Archives: News

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

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

EPRG is pleased to announce our successful 2023 Spring Seminar in partnership with Compass Lexecon, “Energy policy: From crisis to net zero”. On May 4, 2023, EPRG hosted delegates to a dinner at Robinson College, and on May 5, 2023, at Robinson College for a full-day seminar. The first day concluded with a keynote speech given by Lucia Reisch (El-Erian Institute, Cambridge Judge Business School, Can we nudge to net zero?”.

PROGRAMME 4 MAY 2023 Lucia Reisch (El-Erian Institute, Cambridge Judge Business School) gave a keynote speech: “Can we nudge to net zero?” 5 MAY 2023 SESSION 1—ELECTRICITY MARKET DESIGN IN GREAT BRITAIN Chair: Michael Pollitt (EPRG) Jason Mann (FTI Consulting) Kayte O’Neill (National Grid ESO) SESSION 2—THE FUTURE OF HYDROGEN Chair: Sahil Agarwal (FTI Consulting)… Continue Reading

Podcast by Dr Kamiar Mohaddes & Economic Times about the economic effects of ElNiño for India, the rest of the Asia-Pacific, the United States & the global economy (regarding economic growth & inflation).

Dr Kamiar Mohaddes talked to the podcast of Economic Times about the economic effects of El Niño for India, the rest of the Asia Pacific, the United States and the global economy regarding economic growth and inflation. This is based on his work with various colleagues (including from the International Monetary Fund), such as The Growth Effects… Continue Reading

Journal Article “From theory to practice: determining emissions in traded goods under a border carbon adjustment”, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Volume 39,

Robert Ritz (EPRG) and Michael Mehling (MIT CEEPR) have published a new paper “From theory to practice: determining emissions in traded goods under a border carbon adjustment ” in the Oxford Review of Economic Policy. Continue Reading