Gregor Semieniuk

Dr Gregor Semieniuk is a Lecturer in Economics at SOAS, University of London, and the Economics Department’s Undergraduate Admissions Tutor. Gregor is also currently Honorary Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at UCL and Associate Research Faculty at the Science Policy Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex. He is a lead author on UNEP’s 2018 Emission Gap Report on low-carbon innovation policy. Before joining SOAS, he studied the financing of technical change and innovation in the renewable energy industry as a Research Fellow at SPRU on the Horizon 2020 project DOLFINS - Distributed Global Financial Systems for Society. A Foreign Fulbright Fellow, Gregor completed his PhD in Economics at the New School for Social Research in New York City, where part of his research informed the modelling of energy in aggregate economic growth for the INET-funded project Growth, Distribution and Stability.

Current research projects study the drivers of low carbon investment and associated fossil fuel stranding, the energy intensity of economic growth, both in the world in general and in particular in China during its reform years, and the salience of different inequality measures contingent on the social context.

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To Fight Climate Change, Save Energy and Reduce Inequality

Article | Feb 22, 2021

The IPCC was correct in emphasizing the need for early mitigation, but their analysis of possible growth trajectories appears to be faulty.

A Reply to Michael Grubb’s Growth-Decarbonization Optimism from Semieniuk et al

Article | Dec 5, 2018

Hope for mitigating climate catastrophe may not be lost, but the scale of political change needed is no cause for optimism

The Inconvenient Truth about Climate Change and the Economy

Article | Dec 5, 2018

The new IPCC Report is overly optimistic about global productivity growth and fossil fuel energy use. More dramatic, immediate action is needed

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Vox Features INET Climate Research

News Dec 31, 2018

Vox features INET’s package of climate research

The Intercept Features INET Climate Research

News Dec 5, 2018

The Intercept highlights INET research from Enno Schröder and Servaas Storm and Gregor Semieniuk, Lance Taylor, and Armon Rezai