Jack Pezzey, the Australian National University

Jack Pezzey, the Australian National University

Thursday, 24 November 2016 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

We had a great discussion on the social cost of carbon and Jack's life path from a mathematican to an economist...

Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University (ANU)

John ('Jack') Pezzey joined the ANU in 1999 after posts at the Universities of Colorado, Bristol, London and York, following a decade in the UK Civil Service as a meteorologist, energy analyst and environmental economist. He has a BA in applied mathematics and theoretical physics from the University of Cambridge; and a PhD in economics from the University of Bristol, focusing on the theory of sustainability and environmental policies. His main research interest is the long-run sustainability of world civilisation in the face of environmental resource constraints, and more particularly the economics of sustainability concepts, on which he wrote a seminal report for the World Bank in 1989 and many papers since. His secondary research interest is the political economy of pollution taxes, especially the comparison between a carbon (emissions) tax and a (carbon) emissions trading scheme, with recent applications to Australian and global climate policies. He has received numerous research awards from prestigious institutions in the UK, USA and Australia, and has authored over 25 highly-cited journal articles and other papers on environmental economics. For full CV see http://people.anu.edu.au/jack.pezzey/PezzeyCVmed.pdf, downloadable from his personal website, http://people.anu.edu.au/jack.pezzey/

Web tools and Projects we developed

  • Open-NEM

    The live tracker of the Australian electricity market.

  • Paris Equity Check

    This website is based on a Nature Climate Change study that compares Nationally Determined Contributions with equitable national emissions trajectories in line with the five categories of equity outlined by the IPCC.

  • liveMAGICC Climate Model

    Run one of the most popular reduced-complexity climate carbon cycle models online. Used by IPCC, UNEP GAP reports and numerous scientific publications.

  • NDC & INDC Factsheets

    Check out our analysis of all the post-2020 targets that countries announced under the Paris Agreement.