Cameron Hepburn is a Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment and a widely recognized expert in environmental, resource and energy economics. He is also a Fellow at New College, University of Oxford, and the Director of the Economics of Sustainability Program at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School.
Mr. Hepburn holds degrees in law and engineering, a doctorate in economics, and over 30 peer-reviewed publications in economics, public policy, law, engineering, philosophy, and biology. Mr. Hepburn began his business career with work at oil multinational Shell, law firm Mallesons and then management consultancy McKinsey & Co
He is involved in policy formation, including as a member of the DECC Secretary of State’s Economics Advisory Group. He has also had an entrepreneurial career, co-founding two successful businesses and investing in several other start-ups.
Mr. Hepburn is a member of the Economics Advisory Group to the UK Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change. He served for almost a decade 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 on energy, resources and environmental policy.
As a pioneer in the clean technology sector, Mr. Hepburn co-founded Climate Bridge, a developer of clean energy projects in China and around the world, with offices in four countries. He also co-founded Vivid Economics, a boutique economics consultancy where he has worked with private sector and government clients on strategy in relation to market structure and resource, energy and environmental issues.