Speaker biographies

Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi

Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi is Lecturer in Macroeconomics and Director of MSc in Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, UK. She is also a Consultant at Cambridge Econometrics, Cambridge, and a Trustee of The Cambridge Trust for New Thinking in Economics. Her research interests include applied macroeconomics; large scale energy-environment-economy modelling; modelling climate change policy impacts; climate change mitigation policies for international aviation and shipping; co-benefits of climate change mitigation policies such as impacts on atmospheric pollution. She teaches Environmental Economics and works and has worked on projects on climate change policies commissioned by the EC, UN and UK Government. Annela Anger-Kraavi holds BSc and MA in Biology as well as BSc in Economics, MPhil (Cantab) in Environmental Policy and PhD (Cantab) in Applied Macroeconomics. Prior to joining the University of East Anglia in 2013 she was a Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge.

Prof Philip Arestis

Prof Philip Arestis is University Director of Research, Cambridge Centre for Economics and Public Policy, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, UK; Professor of Economics, Department of Applied Economics V, Universidad del País Vasco, Spain; Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Utah, US; Research Associate, Levy Economics Institute, New York, US; Visiting Professor, Leeds Business School, University of Leeds, UK; Professorial Research Associate, Department of Finance and Management Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK. He was awarded the British Hispanic Foundation ‘Queen Victoria Eugenia’ award (2009-2010); also awarded the ‘homage’ prize for his contribution to the spread of Keynesian Economics in Brazil by the Brazilian Keynesian Association (AKB), 15 August 2013. He served as Chief Academic Adviser to the UK Government Economic Service (GES) on Professional Developments in Economics (2005-2013). He has published widely in academic journals, and he is, and has been, on the editorial board of a number of economics journals. He is a Trustee of The Cambridge Trust for New Thinking in Economics

Kepa Astorkiza Ikazuriaga

Prof Kepa Astorkiza is Associated Professor of Macroeconomics and Regulation at the Department of Applied Economics V of the University of the Basque Country. His research interest is environmental and resource economics, fisheries economics, institutional economics and applied econometrics. He has papers and book chapters published in Environmental & Resource Economics, Applied Economics, ICES Journal of Marine Sciences, Aquatic & Living Resources, Panoeconomicus, Ekaia etc.


Prof Michelle Baddeley is Professor in the Economics and Finance of the Built Environment, based at the UCL Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management. Before that, she was Director of Studies (Economics) at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. Her early research included applied economic analyses of unemployment, housing market instability, structural change and regional convergence. Currently she works behavioural economics/neuroeconomics and was the principal investigator on a Leverhulme Trust project "Neuroeconomic Analyses of Herding in Economics and Finance". She has been an investigator on a number of other research projects, including projects funded by the ESRC/MRC, EPSRC and the Newton Trust, Cambridge. She has analysed behavioural bias and herding in a range of contexts including financial instability, housing bubbles, jury deliberations, online decision-making and energy consumption. She has written/co-edited a number of books, and has also written a wide range of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and is a regular book reviewer for the Times Higher Education Supplement.

Dr Terry Barker

Prof Terry Barker is Honorary Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, and Senior Department Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR), Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. He is also Chairman of Cambridge Econometrics Ltd and Founder of the Cambridge Trust for New Thinking in Economics. He was a Co-ordinating Lead Author (CLA) for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Third and Fourth Assessment Reports 2001 and 2007 taking responsibility for the chapters on greenhouse gas mitigation from a cross-sectoral perspective. He is an applied economist with over 100 articles and book chapters published mainly on the topics of economic modelling, international trade, and climate change mitigation. His research interests are in developing large-scale models of the energy-environment-economy (E3) system designed to address the issue of global decarbonisation and he has led teams developing models at the UK, European and global scales.

Prof Ikerne del Valle is Professor of Microeconomics at the Department of Applied Economics V of the University of the Basque Country and Director of the Master in Economic Integration of the University of the Basque Country. Her research interest is environmental and resource economics, fisheries economics, institutional economics and applied econometrics. She has papers and book chapters published in Environmental & Resource Economics, Applied Economics, ICES Journal of Marine Sciences, Aquatic & Living Resources, Panoeconomicus, Ekaia etc.

Prof Giuseppe Fontana Prof Giuseppe Fontana is Professor of Monetary Economics and Head of Economics at the University of Leeds (UK), Associate Professor at the University of Sannio (Italy), Research Associate at the Levy Economics Institute (USA), and Visiting Research Professor at the Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy (University of Cambridge, UK). In addition, he has several international collaborations, including with colleagues at the University of La Sapienza (Rome, Italy), University of Complutense (Madrid, Spain), University of New South Wales (UNSW, Sydney, Australia), University of Bilbao (Spain), University of Burgundy (Dijon, France), and the Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Economiques (OFCE, Sciences Po, Paris, France). In 2008, he has been awarded the first L.S. Shackle Prize, St Edmunds’ College, Cambridge (UK) for his work on money and uncertainty. He is an expert of the Endogenous Money theory and the New Consensus Macroeconomics theory, and of monetary and fiscal policies. He has authored and co-authored over twenty book chapters, and over thirty international journal papers and a number of books.

Ana Rosa Gonzalez Martinez Dr Ana Rosa Gonzalez Martinez is a senior economist of the international modelling team at Cambridge Econometrics, Cambridge, UK. She was a visiting scholar at the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, from September 2011 until June 2013. Ana Rosa Gonzalez Martinez has co-authored several papers, which have been published in journals such as INTERVENTION. European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies; Temas para el debate; Análise Econômica; Panoeconomicus; Journal of Post Keynesian Economics and International Review of Applied Economics.

Prof Michael Grubb

Prof Michael Grubb is Editor-in-Chief of the Climate Policy journal, Senior Advisor on Sustainable Energy Policy to the UK Energy Regulator Ofgem, and Senior Research Associate and Chair of the Energy and Climate Policy panel at Cambridge University. His former positions include Chair of the international research organization Climate Strategies; Chief Economist at the Carbon Trust; Professor of Climate Change and Energy Policy at Imperial College London; and head of Energy and Environment at Chatham House; he continues to be associated with these institutions. In 2008 he was appointed to the UK Climate Change Committee, established under the UK Climate Change Bill to advise the government on future carbon budgets and to report to Parliament on their implementation. In 2012/13 he was Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords EU Committee enquiry into ‘European decarbonisation and competitiveness’. Michael Grubb is author of seven books, fifty journal research articles and numerous other publications. He has held numerous advisory positions with governments, companies and international studies.

Prof Jean-Charles Hourcade Prof Jean-Charles Hourcade is Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. He is Professor at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and was formerly Director of the Centre International de Recherche sur l'Environnement et de Développement. He acted several times as an expert for the UNDP, UNEP, OECD, IEA and World Bank. He was twice convening lead author of the economic sections of the IPCC and twice lead author.

Malcolm Sawyer
Prof Malcolm Sawyer is Emeritus Professor of Economics, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, UK. He is the principal investigator for the European Union funded research project Financialisation, Economy, Society and Sustainable Development (FESSUD: www.fessud.eu). He is managing editor of the International Review of Applied Economics, on the editorial board of a range of journals, and editor of the series New Directions in Modern Economics. He has published widely in the areas of post-Keynesian and Kaleckian economics, industrial economics, and the UK and European economies. He has authored 11 books and edited 24, has published over 100 papers in refereed journals, and contributed chapters to over 100 books.

Dr Şerban Scrieciu

Dr Şerban Scrieciu is Reader in the Economics of Sustainability with the Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich (UK). He is also a Trustee of The Cambridge Trust for New Thinking in Economics and an active member of the Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP). His research interests include green growth issues, climate economics, land-use economics, methodologies for supporting climate decision-making, and the modelling of the finance-energy-environment-economy nexus. Serban Scrieciu has previously worked on global economic modelling of climate mitigation policies (with the University of Cambridge) and on developing methodologies for development-compatible climate policy planning (with UNEP), amongst others. He has published in peer-reviewed journals, has authored and co-authored books, and has played the role of evaluator for several organisations and funding bodies, including the European Commission, UK’s ESRC, and the Leverhulme Trust.

Prof Alessandro Vercelli Prof Alessandro Vercelli is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Siena, Italy. He is Professorial Research Associate of the Department of Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and life member of the Clare Hall, Cambridge. He has been Vice President of the International Economic Association and member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Economic Association. He obtained a Fulbright-SSRC AWARD (1982) and was winner of the St. Vincent Prize (1988) and the Casentino Prize (2011). He has been Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London (2005), British Council Senior Visiting Fellow, St Antony's College, Oxford (1996), and visiting scholar in many Academic Institutions. He is author and editor of several books and articles in the field of economic policy and macroeconomics. He has co-edited different books including Environment, Inequality and Collective Action (Routledge, 2006); and Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). In the same field he has published many articles in international journals.

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