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Present and recent positions
2002-present Senior Research Associate, Faculty of Economics, Cambridge University
2005-present Chair, Climate Strategies
2002-2009 Chief Economist, the Carbon Trust
2001-present Editor-in-Chief, Climate Policy
1999-2002 Professor of Climate Change and Energy Policy, Imperial College London (continued as Visiting Professor to present)
Prof Grubb gained a PhD from the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge and spent ten years at the Royal Institute of International Affairs before gaining his Professorship at Imperial College. During this period he was Lead Author for several reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) addressing the economic, technological and social aspects of limiting greenhouse gas emissions. He has also been a member of the Advisory Council, International Association for Energy Economics, and Council Member, British Institute of Energy Economics.
Influence & research impact
Grubb has testified on climate policy to numerous UK Parliamentary Committee enquiries, the European Parliament Climate Change Committee, and the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. He gave the keynote talk at the World Bank’s 2006 Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), and presented to the Board of EBRD. He also initiated and chaired the global Innovation Modelling Comparison project, widely cited in both the Stern Review and the IPCC Fourth Assessment. The research organisation he Chairs, Climate Strategies, has been credited with some of the most influential research on the development and design of the European Emissions Trading System. He is also a member of the UK's Committee on Climate Change, having been appointed to the CCC upon its inception in 2008.
Relevant publications include being sole or principal author of seven books, including:
· The Kyoto Protocol: a Guide and Assessment, RIIA/Earthscan, June 1999
· Renewable Energy Strategies for Europe, Volume II: Electricity systems and primary energy sources, March 1997; Volume 1: Foundations and context, November 1995.
Edited books include most recently Grubb, Pollit and Jamasb, A low carbon electricity system for the UK: technology, economics and policy (CUP 2008), and as second editor in Brack, D., Grubb, M., Windram, C., et al., International trade and climate change policies (RIIA/ Earthscan 2000). Fifty research in leading refereed journals include:
· -, T. Laing, et al. (2010). "Global carbon mechanisms: lessons and implications." Climatic Change.
· - , A.Brophy (2009) ‘Plugging the gap in energy efficiency policies: the emergence of the UK carbon reduction commitment’, European Review of Energy Markets – Vol.3, no.2, 2009
· - , Neuhoff, K. (2006) ‘Allocation and Competitiveness in the EU Emission Trading Scheme: Policy Overview’. Climate Policy Special Issue 6:1, 5-28.
· - , Carraro, C. & Schellnhuber, J. (2006) "Technological Change for Atmospheric Stabilization: Introductory Overview to the IMCP ", Energy Journal, Special Issue: 1-16.
· - , Butler, L. and Twomey (2006) "Diversity and Security in UK Electricity Generation: The Influence of Low Carbon Objectives." Energy Policy.
· ‘Technology Innovation and Climate Change Policy: an overview of issues and options’, Keio Economic Studies 41:2: 103-132, 2005.
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· ‘The economics of the Kyoto Protocol’, World Economics, 4:3, 2003
· -, Anderson and Koehler, ‘Induced technical change: Evidence and implications for energy-environmental modeling and policy’, Annual Review of Energy and Environment, 2002.
Other writings include widely cited book reviews in Nature (most recent, Pricing Carbon, 2010), International Affairs, and Science; numerous book chapters, conference presentations, and articles in trade and related press; and major reports for the Carbon Trust that have been amongst the most influential publications on the design of economic instruments and their industrial implications.
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