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Frank Jotzo

Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy; Director, Centre for Climate and Energy Policy.


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

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Frank Jotzo is Professor at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy, where he directs the Centre for Climate and Energy Policy. He is an environmental economist. His research focuses on policy for climate change and energy, in the context of economic reform and development.

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 many policy research and advisory exercises, and has advised national and state governments, international organisations and businesses. He frequently writes and comments in the media and tweets @frankjotzo.

He teaches the Master level courses Domestic Climate Change Policy and Economics and International Climate Change Policy and Economics, supervises PhD students and research projects.

COVID-19 expertise

Professor Frank Jotzo leads work on recovery from the COVID induced economic slump. The focus of his work is on opportunities for low-carbon investment in Australia’s energy, industry, transport and housing sectors, including through government stimulus packages. He and his team also analyse trends in energy use and emissions and in private sector investment, and trends in government policy and investment responses around the world.


Over 100 publications, of which over 50 in peer-reviewed journals. See

Google Scholar profile

ANU Researchers page


Opinion pieces

For a list of recent opinion pieces and short articles, 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

  • 2050 Pathways Platform: research and engagement to support long-term low-emissions strategies for Australia (2019-20)
  • Australian government (DFAT) 2017-2020: Energy Transition Research Hub (joint with University of Melbourne)
  • Australian government (DFAT) 2013-15 and 2016-20: ‘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).

PhD students, as main supervisor

Current PhD students:

  • Zeba Anjum
  • Eliza Murray
  • Cedric Hodges

Completed PhDs:

  • Kurnya Roeasad (Renewable energy policy in Indonesia). Post-PhD position: Indonesia Green Growth Institute.
  • Adriyanto (Economics of fiscal transfers for resource-rich districts in Indonesia). Post-PhD position: Indonesia’s Ministry of Finance.
  • 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
  • Environment and development
  • Political economy of policy reform
  • Global issues, Australia, China, Asia-Pacific, Europe


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