Frank Jotzo is Professor at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy, where he directs the Centre for Climate Economics and Policy. He is also co-director of the Energy Transition Hub. As an environmental economist, his research focuses on policy relevant aspects of climate change and energy, and on development and economic reform.
Frank Jotzo is joint editor-in-chief of the journal Climate Policy and a Lead Author of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 5th and 6th Assessment Reports. He has been involved in a number of policy research and advisory exercises, including as senior advisor to Australia’s Garnaut Climate Change Review, as advisor to governments, and to international organisations including the World Bank. He is a member of the Australian Capital Territory’s Climate Change Council and has advised other State governments. He frequently writes and comments in the media and tweets @frankjotzo.
He teaches the courses Domestic Climate Change Policy and Economics, International Climate Change Policy and Economics, and Research in Climate Change Economics and Policy, and co-convenes the Master of Climate Change degree.
- Jotzo, F., Karplus, V., Grubb, M., Löschel, A., Neuhoff, K., Wu, L. and Teng, F. (2018), ‘China’s emissions trading takes steps towards big ambitions’, Nature Climate Change doi:10.1038/s41558-018-0130-0
- Richter, M., Mendelevitch, R. and Jotzo, F. (2018), Coal taxes as supply-side climate policy: a rationale for major exporters?, Climatic Change, doi.org/10.1007/s10584-018-2163-9.
- Fankhauser, S. and Jotzo, F. (2018), Economic growth and development with low-carbon energy, WIREs Climate Change.
- Hepburn, C., Neuhoff, K., Acworth, W., Burtraw, D. and Jotzo, F., (2016), ‘The Economics of the EU ETS Market Stability Reserve’, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 80:1-5.
- Bataille, C, Waisman, H, Colombier, M et al 2016, ‘The need for national deep decarbonization pathways for effective climate policy’, Climate Policy, S1:7-26.
- Denis, A, Bataille, C & Jotzo, F 2016, ‘Managing carbon-intensive materials in a decarbonizing world without a global price on carbon’, Climate Policy, S1:110-126.
- Pickering, J., Jotzo, F. and Wood, P. (2015), ‘Sharing the global climate finance effort fairly with limited coordination’, Global Environmental Politics, 15(4): 39-62.
- Jotzo, F. and Löschel, A. (2014), ‘Emissions trading in China: Emerging experiences and international lessons’, Energy Policy 75: 3-8.
- Teng, F. and Jotzo, F. (2014), ‘Reaping the Economic Benefits of Decarbonization for China’, China & World Economy 22(5): 37-54.
- Raupach, M. R., Davis, S. J., Peters, G. P., Andrew, R. M., Canadell, J. G., Ciais, P., Friedlingstein, P., Jotzo, F., van Vuuren, D.P. and Le Quéré, C. (2014). ‘Sharing a quota on cumulative carbon emissions’, Nature Climate Change, 4(10): 873-879.
- Kolstad, C. et al (2014), ‘Social, Economic and Ethical Concepts and Methods’, IPCC 5th Assessment Report Working Group III (lead author).
- Pezzey, J.C.V and Jotzo, F. (2013), ‘Carbon tax needs thresholds to reach its full potential’, Nature Climate Change 3: 1008–1011 (26 November).
- Pezzey, J.C.V. and Jotzo, F. (2012), ‘Tax-versus-trading and efficient revenue recycling as issues for greenhouse gas abatement’, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 64(2): 230-236.
- Wood, P.J. and Jotzo, F. (2011), “Price floors for emissions trading”, Energy Policy 39(3): 1746-1753.
- Garnaut, R., Howes, S., Jotzo, F. and Sheehan, P. (2008), ‘Emissions in the Platinum Age: the implications of rapid development for climate change mitigation’, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 24: 377-401.
- Jotzo, F. and Pezzey, J. (2007), ‘Optimal intensity targets for greenhouse emissions trading under uncertainty’, Environmental and Resource Economics 38(2): 259–284.
- Jotzo, F. and Michaelowa, A. (2002), ‘Estimating the CDM market under the Marrakech Accords’, Climate Policy 2(2–3): 179–201.
See Centre for Climate Economics & Policy
Frank Jotzo’s opinion pieces are usually published by The Conversation, Policy Forum, East Asia Forum, Lowy Interpreter and news sites such as Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian and the ABC.
Links to selected presentations and longer media interviews are here.
Selected research grants
- Australian government (DFAT) 2017-: Energy Transition Research Hub (joint with University of Melbourne)
- Australian government (DFAT) 2013-15 and 2016-19: ‘China’s climate change policy: the role of markets’ (chief investigator; collaboration with several Chinese universities)
- IDDRI/Climate Strategies 2016-18: ‘Coal Transitions’ research project
- Australian government (Department of Climate Change/DFAT) 2013-15: ‘Australia-China research program on market mechanisms for climate change policy’ (chief investigator; collaboration with several Chinese and Australian universities and other institutions)
- ARC Discovery grant, 2010-13: ‘International coalitions for climate change mitigation: the role of carbon market linkages and trade restrictions’ (chief investigator, with Peter J Wood as named researcher)
- ARC Linkage grant, 2009-11: ‘Governance and economic incentives for reducing the contribution of tropical deforestation to climate change’ (joint CI with Luca Tacconi, and Peter Larmour and Emma Aisbett).
Current PhD students
- Zeba Anjum
- Eliza Murray
- Adriyanto Adriyanto
- Kurnya Roesad
Fitrian Ardiansyah (Environmental implications of land use policies in a decentralised Indonesia)
Patrick Doupé (Financial incentives for reducing the contribution of deforestation to climate change). Post-PhD position: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
- Matthew Dornan (The Contribution of Renewable Technologies to Energy Security in Fiji). Post-PhD position: ANU Crawford School.
- Panel member for Shenghao Feng, Jonathan Pickering, Hyungsup Lee, Ditya Nurdianto, Ross Lambie, Greg Buckman.
- Economics and policy of climate change and energy
- Political economy of policy reform
- Environment and development
- Global issues, Australia, China, Indonesia, Asia-Pacific
- Co-convenor, ANU Master of Climate Change
- Convenor, Domestic Climate Change Policy and Economics (EMDV8081)
- Co-convenor, International Climate Change Policy and Economics (EMDV8080)
- Convenor and supervisor, Research in Climate Change Economics and Policy Previous teaching:
- Convenor, Issues in Environment and Development (EMDV8081)