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Interdisciplinary Research Centre

The Policy, Economics and Risk theme encompasses research in the Faculty of Economics, Judge Business School, Department of Land Economy, Department of Geography and the Faculty of Law, among other institutions and focuses on the following areas:

Economics and policy includes the analysis of decarbonisation, energy security and affordability of energy with particular reference to the operation of gas and electricity markets.  The Energy Policy Research Group is particularly active in this area and their key areas of work include regulation and markets , technology and innovation, governance and politics, and climate change policy.

The Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR) undertakes interdisciplinary work directed towards the scholarly study of the interactions between energy, environmental and economic systems as these relate to the challenge of reducing the risks from climate change, primarily through mitigation.

The study of risk includes energy infrastructure investments, energy security and regulation, and how to embed these risks into project planning and market structures.

Please visit individual faculty profiles to learn more about their research in the Policy, Economics and Risk theme.  

People specializing in this area

Principal Investigators

Dr Alexander  Archibald
Lecturer in Atmospheric Chemistry Modelling
Professor of International Politics
Director of African Studies
Dr Jane  Davies
Management Practice Professor in Operations Management
Director of the Management Studies Tripos
Deputy Director of the Centre for Process Excellence & Innovation (CPEI)
Professor Laura  Diaz Anadon
Professor of Climate Change Policy
Fellow, Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG)
Dr Shailaja  Fennell
Professor of Regional Transformation and Economic Security
Dr Edoardo  Gallo
University Associate Professor
Dr Markus  Gehring
Associate Professor
former Director of the Centre for European Legal Studies (CELS)
Professor Ian  Hodge
Professor of Rural Economy
Professor David  Howarth
Professor of Law and Public Policy
Professor Allan  McRobie
Professor of Structural Engineering
Professor John  Miles
Director of Research in Transitional Energy Strategies
Professor Andy  Neely
Pro-Vice-Chancellor: Enterprise and Business Relations
David Newbery
Member of the Energy IRC Steering Committee
Director of the Energy Policy Research Group
Emeritus Professor of Economics
Professor Michael  Pollitt
Professor of Business Economics
Assistant Director of the Energy Policy Research Group
Fellow of Sidney Sussex College
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Professor Danny  Ralph
Professor of Operations Research
Director of Studies in Management Studies
Fellow of Churchill College
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David Reiner
Member of the Energy IRC Executive Steering Committee
Professor of Technology Policy
Assistant Director of the Energy Policy Research Group
Dr. Jagjit Singh Srai
Director of Research, and Head, Centre for International Manufacturing
Dr Sander  van der Linden
Professor of Social Psychology in Society
Director, Cambridge Social Decision-Making Laboratory
Dr. Bhaskar  Vira
Professor Paul  Warde
Member of the Energy IRC Steering Committee
Professor of Environmental History
Dr. Jin  Zhang
University Lecturer in International Business

Associate Members

Deputy Director, Centre for Climate Change Engagement
Programme Director for the Masters of Studies in Sustainability Leadership.
Events and Marketing Coordinator
Dr Agnieszka (Aga)  Iwasiewicz-Wabnig
Maxwell Centre Programme Manager
Knowledge Transfer Facilitator, Cavendish Laboratory
Engagement Manager
Research Facilitator for the Schools of Arts and Humanites and the Humanities and Social Sciences

Postdoctoral Researchers

Graduate Students