The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE) does not offer an independent graduate programme but senior SSEE academics are able to supervise students who are admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) programme at the School of Geography and the Environment or other DPhil programmes around the University of Oxford. Prospective graduate students should apply through the School of Geography and the Environment's International Graduate School in the first instance.
Choosing a supervisor
DPhil students are required to identify primary and secondary supervisors. If you wish to work with a member of the SSEE you should contact them directly to discuss your proposed topic. The following SSEE staff are available as primary DPhil supervisors:
- Dr Ben Caldecott
- Dr Dustin Garrick
- Dr Aoife Haney
- Prof Cameron Hepburn
- Prof Rob Hope
- Dr Radhika Khosla
- Dr Caitlin McElroy
In addition, some members of the School of Geography and the Environment's academic staff have related interests and may co-supervise with SSEE staff if they are interested in the project and are not already oversubscribed in terms of supervision.
Current Doctoral (DPhil) Research Students
The international and interdisciplinary nature of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment's research is reflected in the range of postgraduate research topics our graduate students undertake:
Path dependence, reinforcement mechanisms and economic complexity in commodity-exporting countries
Climate Risks and the Financial System - The role of climate-stress testing for central banks and financial regulators
Long term (economic) policy tools based on complexity economics and the non-linear planetary impact of climate change
Can society and corporations share the same perspective on sustainability? Should they?
Governing Common Pool Resources in Fragile Political Systems: Modelling Behaviour, Institutions and Social-Ecological Dynamics
Rivers and cities: exploring their complex water-risk and its governance
Governing informal water markets in Eastern Africa
Bangladesh's arsenic crisis: Navigating the complexities of the science-policy interface of water quality and health
Incorporating the costs of physical climate risks: A portfolio analysis approach
Taking Planetary Boundaries Seriously: The Role of Accounting Practices in Corporate Climate Change Mitigation
Socio-legal approaches to regulate urban river water security in South Asia
Anticipating sustainability transitions: how energy majors engage with cleaner technologies
The impact of the energy transition on the economy: studies on the pattern and the relationship between policy contexts, firm decisions and innovation choices
Transition finance and sustainability-linked assets: metrics and incentive structures
Attribution science in the courts: establishing the liability of greenhouse gas emitters for climate change damages
Water allocation and collective action in China: state, market and community responses to scarcity and freshwater variability
Research project on Rural Water Finance in Africa, with fieldwork in rural Mali and in cooperation with UDUMA.
Scarcity and Scale: Designing Water Markets for People and the Environment
Paris Aligned Portfolios and the Real Economy