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Frank Jotzo

Professor; Director, Centre for Climate Economics and Policy; Research Director, Crawford School.


PhD (ANU), MEcDev (ANU), Dipl-VWL (HU Berlin)

Contact details

Phone: 6125 4367

Room: Crawford 2.93

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 Crawford School’s Research Director, and co-director of the Energy Transition Hub. As an environmental economist, his research focuses on policy relevant aspects of climate change, energy, and broader issues of environment, development and economic reform.

Frank Jotzo is joint editor-in-chief of the journal Climate Policy and was a Lead Author of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 5th Assessment Report. He has been involved in a number of policy research and advisory exercises, including as senior advisor to Australia’s Garnaut Climate Change Review, advisor to Indonesia‘s Minister of Finance, and to the World Bank. He leads a collaborative research program on market mechanisms for China’s climate and energy policy, supported by the Australian government. He is a member of the Australian Capital Territory’s Climate Change Council and has formally and informally advised other State governments.

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.

Selected publications

For the full publications list see next tab, ANU Researchers page and on ORCID.

Google Scholar profile.

Opinion pieces

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)
    Completed PhDs:

  • 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.

Research interests

  • Economics and policy of climate change and energy
  • Political economy of policy reform
  • Environment and development
  • Global issues, Australia, China, Indonesia, Asia-Pacific


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