Senior Fellow, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University

Jack Pezzey joined the ANU in 1999 after posts at the Universities of Colorado, Bristol, London and York, following a decade in the UK Civil Service as a meteorologist, energy analyst and environmental economist. He has a BA in applied mathematics and theoretical physics from the University of Cambridge; and a PhD in economics from the University of Bristol, focusing on the theory of sustainability and environmental policies. His main research interest is the long-run sustainability of world civilisation in the face of environmental resource constraints, and more particularly the economics of sustainability concepts, on which he wrote a seminal report for the World Bank in 1989 and many papers since. His secondary research interest is the political economy of pollution taxes, especially the comparison between a carbon (emissions) tax and a (carbon) emissions trading scheme, with recent applications to Australian and global climate policies. He has received numerous research grants from prestigious institutions in the UK, USA and Australia, and has authored over 25 highly-cited journal articles and other papers on environmental economics. For full CV see, downloadable from his personal website,


  • –present
    Senior Fellow, Fenner School of Environment and Society , Australian National University