Professor Cameron Hepburn
Director, Economics of Sustainability, The Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School
Professor of Environmental Economics
Professor Cameron Hepburn is the Director of the Economics of Sustainability Programme at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School and a Fellow at New College, University of Oxford. He is an expert in environmental, resource and energy economics. He has degrees in law and engineering, a doctorate in economics, and over 30 peer-reviewed publications in economics, public policy, law, engineering, philosophy, and biology.
He is involved in policy formation, including as a member of the DECC Secretary of State’s Economics Advisory Group. He has also had an entrepreneurial career, co-founding two successful businesses and investing in several other start-ups.
Cameron is a member of the Economics Advisory Group (with Lord Stern and Professor Helm) to the UK Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change. He served for almost a decade as a member of the Academic Panel, in the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Department of Energy and Climate Change. He has advised governments (e.g. China, India, UK, Australia) and international institutions (e.g. OECD, UN organisations) on energy, resources and environmental policy.
Cameron began his business career with work at oil multinational Shell, law firm Mallesons and then management consultancy McKinsey & Co. Cameron is now a founder-investor in the social enterprise and clean energy sectors.
In 2006, with Alex Wyatt he co-founded Climate Bridge, a developer of clean energy projects in China and around the world, with offices in four countries. Also in 2006, with Robin Smale he co-founded Vivid Economics, a boutique economics consultancy where he has worked with private sector (and government) clients on strategy in relation to market structure and resource, energy and environmental issues.
- Our shared world: reconciling individual need and collective responsibility
- Disruptive Energy Technologies – Advance Global Australian Masterclass
- A wealthy, healthy planet: creating green economic growth
- Mitigating Climate Change | Cameron Hepburn | World Economic Forum 2015
- WEF Ideas Lab: An Economic Model Inspired by Nature
- Response to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee Inquiry into the Economics of UK Energy Policy: A Focus on Electricity
- The ‘2°C capital stock’ for electricity generation: Committed cumulative carbon emissions from the electricity generation sector and the transition to a green economy
- Working Principles for Investment in Fossil Fuels
- A Third Wave in the Economics of Climate Change
- Securing the UK’s Energy and Climate Future: Energy Bill 2015-2016
- Nature in the Balance: The Economics of Biodiversity
- Energy companies warned against building new power stations
- The Clean-Energy Deadline Is Sooner Than We Think
- Shareholders must vote for climate-change mitigation
- May 2020: Change in energy patterns, Vehicle-to-Grid, low carbon heating, fake news, and opportunities to decarbonize the economy