Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Oxford

Cameron Hepburn is Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Oxford and Director of the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment. He also leads several research programmes including at the Oxford Martin School and the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He has degrees in law and engineering, a doctorate in economics, and peer-reviewed publications in economics, public policy, law, engineering, philosophy, and biology.

He provides advice to various governments around the world, including most recently China, South Africa and the United Kingdom, where he is a member of the DECC Secretary of State’s Economics Advisory Group. He has also had an entrepreneurial career, co-founding three successful businesses and investing in several other start-ups.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Managing Editor, Oxford Review of Economic Policy
  • 2013–present
    Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Oxford
  • 2018–present
    Director, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford
  • 2007–present
    Research Fellow, New College, Oxford
  • 2013–2018
    Professorial Research Fellow, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics

Education

  • 2005 
    University of Oxford, DPhil (PhD) in Economics
  • 2002 
    University of Oxford, MPhil in Economics
  • 1999 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Engineering
  • 1999 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Laws

Publications

  • 2007
    Carbon trading: a review of the Kyoto mechanisms, Annual Review of Environment and Resources
  • 2006
    Regulating by prices, quantities or both: an update and an overview, Oxford Review of Economic Policy
  • 2003
    See https://www.cameronhepburn.com/publications/, for a full list

Honours

Rhodes Scholarship for Australia, 2000