Cameron Hepburn is a professor of environmental economics at the University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. He is the director of the economics of sustainability program at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School and a fellow at New College, University of Oxford. His research is primarily in environmental, resource and energy economics, although he has degrees in law and engineering, a doctorate in economics, and peer-reviewed publications in economics, public policy, law, engineering, philosophy, and biology.
Mr. Hepburn has served as a member of the economics advisory group to the UK secretary of state for energy & climate change, and as a member of the academic panel in the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Department of Energy and Climate Change. He has advised governments (e.g. China, India, UK, Australia) and international institutions (e.g. OECD, UN organizations) on energy, resources and environmental policy.
Mr. Hepburn began his business career with work at oil multinational Shell, law firm Mallesons and then management consultancy McKinsey & Co. He is now a founder-investor in the social enterprise and clean energy sectors. In 2006, he co-founded Climate Bridge, a developer of clean energy projects in China and around the world, with offices in four countries. Also in 2006, he co-founded Vivid Economics, a boutique economics consultancy for private and government clients in the resource, environmental and energy sectors. In 2013, he co-founded Aurora Energy Research, which has developed power, gas and energy-sector models, products and insights for the coming energy transformation.