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Christopher Grainger

Doctoral Candidate in Energy and Economics, UCL

My work is primarily in the econometrics of innovation, with a focus on climate policy and eco-innovation. Specifically, I utilise machine learning to provide new measures of intellectual property for use in econometric analyses. I am especially interested in the microfoundations of models of green growth.

In addition to working towards my PhD, I am a Research Assistant at the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics. I also consult through UCL, most recently employing my interest in causal econometric analysis to undertake impact evaluations for the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change.


  • 2014–present
    Research Assistant, LSE
  • 2014–present
    Doctoral Candidate in Energy and Economics, UCL


  • 2015 
    UCL, MSc Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment
  • 2013 
    University of Leeds, MSc Sustainability (Transport)
  • 2010 
    University of Edinburgh, MA (Honours) History