People, firms and the economy

Ensuring a liveable planet and well-being for future generations will require changes in governance, technology, and not least individual human behaviour. Such changes at the individual (people), meso (firms) and systemic level (the economy) represent both one of the biggest challenges, and opportunities for sustainable development. Our research views the behavior of economic agents as dynamic and co-evolving with its social–ecological contexts across local to global scales.  Our models aim to enhance our understanding of the impact of environmental policies on economic growth, employment, innovation and prosperity.

Research highlights

Mealy, P. and Teytelboym, A., 2020. Economic complexity and the green economyResearch Policy, p.103948.

Farmer, J.D., Hepburn, C., Ives, M.C., Hale, T., Wetzer, T., Mealy, P., Rafaty, R., Srivastav, S. and Way, R., 2019. Sensitive intervention points in the post-carbon transition. Science, 364(6436), pp.132-134.