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Dr. Chris Hope

Dr. Chris Hope

Reader in Policy Modelling

Chris Hope is available for consultancy.

Office Phone: 44 (0)1223 338194


Dr Chris Hope is a member of the editorial board of the journals Integrated AssessmentTransport Policy and Energy & Environment, and Manager of the James Tye, British Safety Council Research Fellowship. He was nominated by the UK Government as Lead Author and Review Editor for the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and is an Advisor to HM Treasury and to DEFRA, as well as an invited member of the OFGEM Environmental Economist panel. Dr Hope has given evidence and advice to the Select Committees of the House of Lords.

He has recently completed PAGE09, the latest version of the PAGE integrated assessment model.

Research themes

Policy, Economics and Risk:

Integrated Assessment Modelling of Climate Change

Departments and Institutes

Judge Business School:

Research Interests


Numerical information in public policy; policy analysis of the greenhouse effect.

Chris Hope is a member of the Management Science subject group.




  • Policy
  • Climate change policy

Key Publications

Johnson, L.T. and Hope, C. (2012) "The social cost of carbon in U.S. regulatory impact analyses: an introduction and critique." Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 2(3): 205-221 (DOI: 10.1007/s13412-012-0087-7)

Hope, C. (2013) "Critical issues for the calculation of the social cost of CO2: why the estimates from PAGE09 are higher than those from PAGE2002." Climatic Change, 117(3): 531-543 (DOI: 10.1007/s10584-012-0633-z)

Johnson, L.T., Yeh S. and Hope, C. (2013) "The social cost of carbon: implications for modernizing our electricity system." Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 3(4): 369-375 (DOI: 10.1007/s13412-013-0149-5)

Hope, C. and Hope, M. (2013) "The social cost of CO2 in a low-growth world." Nature Climate Change, 3(Aug): 722-724 (DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1935)

Whiteman, G., Hope, C. and Wadhams, P. (2013) "Climate science: vast costs of Arctic change." Nature, 499: 401-403 (DOI: 10.1038/499401a)

Hope, C. (2013) "How high should climate change taxes be?" In: Fouquet, R. (ed.) Handbook on energy and climate change. Camberley: Edward Elgar, pp.404-414

Hope, C. (2006) "The marginal impact of CO2 from PAGE2002: an integrated assessment model incorporating the IPCC's five reasons for concern." Integrated Assessment, 6(1): 19-56

Hope, C. (2007) "The social cost of carbon: what does it actually depend on?" Climate Policy, 6(5): 566-572

Hope, C. (2008) "Discount rates, equity weights and the social cost of carbon." Energy Economics, 30 (3): 1011-1019

Hope, C. (2008) "Optimal carbon emissions and the social cost of carbon over time under uncertainty." Integrated Assessment, 8(1): 107-122

Hope, C. (2009) "How deep should the deep cuts be? Optimal CO2 emissions over time under uncertainty." Climate Policy, 9(1): 3-8

Ackerman, F., Stanton, E.A., Hope, C. and Alberth, S. (2009) "Did the Stern Review underestimate US and global climate damages?" Energy Policy, 37(7): 2717-2721 (DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2009.03.011)


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