Dr Cameron Hepburn
Cameron Hepburn is a Visiting Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, and a Research Fellow at New College and at the Institute for Science and Civilisation at the Saïd Business School. Cameron’s research focuses on climate change policy, emissions trading, and long-term decision-making. He holds first-class degrees in Law and Chemical Engineering from the University of Melbourne and a DPhil (PhD) in Economics from the University of Oxford. In addition to his teaching and research fellowships at Oxford, Cameron is actively involved in public policy as a member of the DEFRA Academic Panel. He contributed two background research papers to the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change. He has also co-founded two companies active in the green arena: Climate Bridge Ltd, a project developer with headquarters in Shanghai and regional offices in China, India, and the UK; and Vivid Economics, a consultancy specialising in environmental and climate change related economic analysis, with clients from business and government around the world.
Duncan, S., Hepburn, C. & Papachristodoulou, A. (2011) “Optimal harvesting of fish stocks under a time-varying discount rate”, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 269:1, 166-173, January.
Hepburn, C. “Environmental Policy, Government and the Market”, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, July 2010.
Hepburn, C., Duncan & Papachristodoulou (2010)”Behavioural economics, Hyperbolic Discounting and Environmental Policy“, Environmental and Resource Economics, May 2010.
Hepburn, C. & Mueller “International Air Travel and Greenhouse Gas Emissions:A Proposal for an Adaptation Levy”, The World Economy, May 2010.
Fankhauser, S. & Hepburn, C. “Designing carbon markets, Part I: Carbon markets in time”, Energy Policy, April 2010.
Fankhauser, S. & Hepburn, C., “Designing carbon markets, Part II: Carbon markets in space”. Energy Policy, April 2010.
Frame & Hepburn, C. “An issue of trust: state corruption, responsibility and greenhouse gas emissions”, Environmental Research Letters, Jan 2010.
Hepburn, C. “Super solution to climate change”, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Dec 2009.
Helm, D. & Hepburn, C. “The Economics and Politics of Climate Change“, Oxford University Press, Oct 2009.
Fankhauser, S. & Hepburn, C. (2009) Carbon markets in space and time. Vivid Economics paper for the UK Office of Climate Change, Lazarowicz Review, Jul 2009.
Anthoff, D., Hepburn, C., Tol, R.S.J. (2009) Equity weighting and the marginal damage costs of climate change. Ecological Economics 68, 836-849.
Hepburn, C. (2009) Green light for a Keynesian stimulus. CEO Today, Jan 2009.
Bozmoski, A. & Hepburn, C. (2009) The interminable politics of forest carbon: an EU outlook. Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment paper for the Harvard Program on International Financial Systems, Forest Carbon Finance Summit 2009, 6-8 March 2009.
Hepburn, C. (2009) International carbon finance and the Clean Development Mechanism. Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment Working Paper Series, Sep 2009.
Hepburn, C. & Stern, N. (2009) A new global deal on climate change. Oxford Review of Economic Policy 24, 259-279.
Hepburn, C. (2009) Saving the planet: it’s down to business. Sydney Morning Herald, 1 Sep 2008.
Atkinson, G., Dietz, S., Helgeson, J., Hepburn, C., & Sælen, H. (2009) Siblings, not triplets: social preferences for risk, inequality and time in discounting climate Change. Economics 3 (2009-26).
Hepburn, C., Koundouri, P., Panopoulou, E., Pantelidis, T. (2009) Social discounting under uncertainty: a cross country comparison. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 57, 140-150.
Hepburn, C., Quah, J.K.-H., Ritz, R.A. (2008) Emissions trading with profit-neutral permit allocations. Oxford Economics Working Paper, October 2008