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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

Professor Philip  Allmendinger
Professor of Land Economy, Head of Department
Dr Alexander  Archibald
Lecturer in Atmospheric Chemistry Modelling
Director of African Studies
Dr. Jonathan  Chaplin
Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics (KLICE)
Professor  Martin  Daunton
Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Professor of Economic History
Master of Trinity Hall (until 2014)
Dr Jane  Davies
Deputy Director of the Doctoral Programme
University Lecturer in Operations Management
Professor Laura  Diaz Anadon
Professor of Climate Change Policy
Fellow, Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG)
Dr Shailaja  Fennell
Lecturer in Development Studies
Dr Markus  Gehring
Tutor in Sustainable Development Law at the Law Faculty
Deputy Director of the Centre for European Legal Studies (CELS)
Professor Peter  Guthrie
Professor of Engineering for Sustainable Development
Professor Ian  Hodge
Professor of Rural Economy
Professor John  Miles
Arup/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Professor in Transitional Energy Strategies
Professor Andy  Neely
Head, Institute for Manufacturing
Professor 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
Member of Energy Transitions@Cambridge Strategic Advisory Board
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Professor Danny  Ralph
Academic Director of Centre for Risk Studies
+44 1223 7 66637
Dr. David Michael Reiner
Member of the Energy IRC Executive Steering Committee
University Senior Lecturer in Technology Policy
Assistant Director of the Energy Policy Research Group
Professor Keith  Richards
Professor of Geography
Dr. Minna  Sunikka-Blank
University Senior Lecturer
Dr. Bhaskar  Vira
Professor Paul  Warde
Member of the Energy IRC Steering Committee
Professor of Environmental History
Dr. Liz  Watson
University Senior Lecturer
Dr. Jin  Zhang
University Lecturer in International Business

Associate Members

Senior Commercialisation Associate
Director, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Innovation & Enterprise Project Officer
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

Visiting Researchers