Michael Grubb is Professor of International Energy and Climate Change Policy at University College London, editor-in-chief of Climate Policy, and Senior Advisor to the UK Energy Regulator Ofgem. His former positions include Senior Research Associate at Cambridge University (Faculty of Economics and Department of Land Economy); Chair of the international research organization Climate Strategies, and Chief Economist at the Carbon Trust. He advisory positions include both academia (most recently, appointed to the DIW (Berlin) Scientific Advisory Board) and governments (including membership of the Statutory UK Climate Change Committee), and has been a Lead Author for several reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Michael Grubb is author of eight books, fifty journal research articles and numerous other publications. His book Planetary Economics (2014) brings together lessons from 25 years of research and implementation of energy and climate policies and has received widespread accolade as a ‘seminal’ contribution, ‘comprehensive and profoundly important’ for its presentation of a new approach to both the theoretical underpinnings and the practical policies for tackling energy and climate change challenges.

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Electricity Markets, Climate Change, and the European Energy Crisis

Article | Sep 5, 2022

Price inflation, marginal cost pricing, and principles for electricity market redesign in an era of low-carbon transition

Navigating the Crises in European Energy

Paper Working Paper Series | | Sep 2022

Price Inflation, Marginal Cost Pricing, and Principles for Electricity Market Redesign in an Era of Low-Carbon Transition

Modeling Myths of Climate Change

Article | Feb 10, 2020

How models treat innovation may be just as important as their assumptions about climate damages

Modeling Myths: On the Need for Dynamic Realism in DICE and other Equilibrium Models of Global Climate Mitigation

Paper Working Paper Series | | Feb 2020

We conclude that representing dynamic realism in such models is as important as – and far more empirically tractable than – continued debate about the monetization of climate damages and ‘social cost of carbon’.

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Three Surprises on Climate Change from Economist Michael Grubb

Article | Dec 12, 2017

Two years after the 2015 Paris Agreement, where we stand today is better than you may think 


From the Origins of Economic Ideas to the Challenges of Our Time

Event Plenary | Oct 21–23, 2017

INET gathered hundreds of new economic thinkers in Edinburgh to discuss the past, present, and future of the economics profession.

Tackling the Energy & Environmental Challenges of the 21st Century

Video | Jul 19, 2015

How well do our assumptions about the global challenges of energy, environment and economic development fit the facts?