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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 ANU Zero-Carbon Energy for Asia-Pacific grand challenge initiative.

Frank Jotzo has held lead author roles with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and is joint editor-in-chief of the journal Climate Policy. His research and research leadership spans decarbonisation strategies, policy instruments for climate change and environment, economics of energy transition, trade and investment, and political economy and international dimensions of climate and energy policy.

He has advised national and state governments, including through formal roles in high level advisory to Ministers and in technical advisory to government departments and agencies. He has also advised international organisations and businesses.

Frank Jotzo teaches the 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.

Media: Frequent quotes and articles in a variety of media outlets.

Social media: Twitter @frankjotzo, Mastodon


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 major research grants

  • Heavy Industry Low-carbon Transition (HILT) Cooperative Research Centre: Green iron and steel market factors and competitiveness, 2023-
  • National Foundation for Australia-China Relations, 2021-: Australia-China links on low-carbon technology transitions
  • Southeast Asia Energy Transition Partnerships, Energy Transition Roundtables, 2021-23
  • 2050 Pathways Platform, 2019-20: research and engagement to support long-term low-emissions strategies for Australia
  • Australian government (DFAT) 2017-2020: Energy Transition Research Hub (joint director with University of Melbourne)
  • Australian government (DFAT) 2013-15 and 2016-20: ‘China’s climate change policy: the role of markets’
  • 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’
  • ARC Discovery grant, 2010-13: ‘International coalitions for climate change mitigation: the role of carbon market linkages and trade restrictions’
  • ARC Linkage grant, 2009-11: ‘Governance and economic incentives for reducing the contribution of tropical deforestation to climate change’.

PhD students, as main supervisor

Current PhD students:

  • 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
  • Energy transition and economics
  • Trade and investment for energy transition
  • Political economy of climate change policy
  • Environment and development
  • Global issues, Australia, China, Asia-Pacific, Europe


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