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Frank Jotzo

Professor, ANU Crawford School of Public Policy; Head of Energy, ANU Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions.


PhD ANU, Master of Economics of Development ANU, Dipl-VWL (BA Economics), Humboldt U Berlin

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Frank Jotzo is Professor of environmental economics and climate change economics at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy, where he directs the Centre for Climate and Energy Policy. He is also Head of Energy with the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions and director of the Zero-Carbon Energy for Asia-Pacific initiative.

His research and research leadership spans a wide range of aspects of climate change economics and energy transition policy. Topics include policy instruments for climate change and environment, decarbonisation and net-zero strategies, economics of energy transition, trade and investment, and political economy and international dimensions of climate and energy policy.

Frank Jotzo has advised national and state governments in Australia in formal and informal roles, as well as international organisations and businesses. In 2023-24 he leads the Australian government’s Carbon Leakage Review. He has held lead author roles with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, was joint editor-in-chief of the journal Climate Policy, and has led or co-led various policy relevant research initiatives and projects.
Frank Jotzo teaches the ANU Masters course Domestic Climate Change Policy and Economics contributes to courses including International Climate Change Policy and Economics, teaches executive education short courses, and supervises PhD scholars on topics that directly relate to his research.

He frequently publishes commentary articles or comments in the media. Social media: X @frankjotzo, LI frankjotzo


Well over 100 publications, of which over 50 in peer-reviewed journals, over 5000 citations.

Google Scholar profile

ANU Researchers page


Opinion pieces

Frequent short articles in a variety of Australian and occasionally international media outlets.

Selected research grants:

  • Australian Research Council: current: Heavy Industry Low-carbon Transition (HILT) Cooperative Research Centre: Green iron and steel market factors and competitiveness; previous: Discovery project ‘International coalitions for climate change mitigation: the role of carbon market linkages and trade restrictions’, Linkage project ‘Governance and economic incentives for reducing the contribution of tropical deforestation to climate change’.
  • Australian government (DFAT): Current: National Foundation for Australia-China Relations: Australia-China links on low-carbon technology transitions. Previous: Energy Transition Research Hub (joint director with University of Melbourne; Australia-China research program on market mechanisms for climate change policy
  • International organisations/initiatives: Southeast Asia Energy Transition Partnerships, Energy Transition Roundtables; 2050 Pathways Platform: long-term low-emissions strategies for Australia; IDDRI/Climate Strategies: Coal Transitions research project.

PhD students

Current PhD scholars (as main supervisor):

  • Chell Lyons
  • Eliza Murray
  • Cedric Hodges

*Completed PhDs:

  • Dr Kurnya Roeasad (Renewable energy policy in Indonesia).
    - Dr Adriyanto Adriyanto (Economics of fiscal transfers for resource-rich districts in Indonesia).
  • Dr Patrick Doupé (Financial incentives for reducing the contribution of deforestation to climate change).
  • Dr Matthew Dornan (The Contribution of Renewable Technologies to Energy Security in Fiji).
  • Panel member for Drs Shenghao Feng, Jonathan Pickering, Hyungsup Lee, Ditya Nurdianto, Ross Lambie, Greg Buckman.

Research interests

  • Climate change economics and policy
  • Decarbonisation and energy/industrial transition
  • Trade and investment in the shift to net-zero emissions
  • Political economy of climate change and energy policy
  • Environment and development
  • Global issues, Australia, China, Asia-Pacific, Europe


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