The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics (LSE).
Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP), LSE.
Centre for the Analysis of Time Series (CATS), LSE.
David Stainforth is an Associate Professorial Research Fellow in the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is co-lead of the research programme on modelling and decision-making. He is also Co-Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Time Series at LSE.
He is a physicist by training and has many years’ experience of climate modelling. David has been both a NERC (UK’s Natural Environment Research Council) Research Fellow and a Tyndall Research Fellow at Oxford University. While a researcher at Oxford University, he co-founded and was chief scientist of the climateprediction.net project, the world’s largest climate modelling experiment.
His main research interests are:
- How we can extract robust and useful information about future climate, and climate related phenomena, from modelling experiments.
- Issues of how to design climate modelling experiments and how to link climate science to real-world decision making in such a way as to be of value to industry, policymakers and wider society.
Catherine Wolfram is the Cora Jane Flood Professor of Business Administration at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. She is also Faculty Director of the Energy Institute at Haas and of The E2e Project, a research organization focused on energy efficiency. She is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and an affiliated faculty member in the Agriculture and Resource Economics department and the Energy and Resources Group at Berkeley.
Wolfram has published extensively on the economics of energy markets. She has studied the electricity industry around the world and has analyzed the effects of environmental regulation, including climate change mitigation policies, on the energy sector. She is currently implementing several randomized controlled trials to evaluate energy programs in the U.S., Kenya and India.
She received a PhD in economics from MIT in 1996 and an AB from Harvard in 1989. Before joining the faculty at UC Berkeley, she was an assistant professor of economics at Harvard.
David Newbery, CBE, FBA, is an Emeritus Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, and Research Fellow in the Control and Power Research Group, Imperial College London. He was the 2013 President of the International Association for Energy Economics and President of the European Economic Association in 1996. Educated at Cambridge with degrees in Mathematics and Economics, he has managed research projects on utility privatisation and regulation, electricity restructuring and market design, transmission access pricing and has active research on market integration, transmission planning and finance, climate change policies, and the design of energy policy and energy taxation. Occasional economic advisor to Ofgem, Ofwat, and ORR, former member of the Competition Commission and chairman of the Dutch Electricity Market Surveillance Committee, he is currently an independent member of the Single Electricity Market Committee of the island of Ireland, a panel member of Ofgem’s Network Innovation Competition and a member of the Panel of Technical Experts offering quality assurance to DECC on the delivery of the UK’s Electricity Market.