Professor Hughes is a former Professor of Economics at the University of Edinburgh, and was a senior adviser on energy and environmental policy at the World Bank until 2001.
- Areas of interest
- Natural resources
- Environmental economics
- Public economics
Gordon A. Hughes's main fields of interest are natural resources, environmental economics and public economics.
- ‘The energy sector in Scotland’s future’, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol 30, No 2, 2014, pp. 374-391.
- Economics of Climate Change in East Asia, with M. Westphal & J. Brommelhorster, Manila: Asian Development Bank, 2013.
- `Pension costs and liabilities for UK-regulated utilities’, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Vol 11, 2012, pp. 89-117.
- The Performance of Wind Farms in the United Kingdom and Denmark, London: Renewable Energy Foundation, 2012.
- Why is Wind Power so Expensive? An Economic Analysis, London: Global Warming Policy Foundation, 2012.
- The Myth of Green Jobs, London: Global Warming Policy Foundation, 2011.
- ‘The Costs of Adaptation to Climate Change for Water Infrastructure in OECD Countries’, with P. Chinowsky & K. Strzepek, Utilities Policy, Vol 18, 2010, pp. 142-153.
- ‘Partial costs of global climate change adaptation for the supply of raw industrial and municipal water: a methodology and application’, with P. Ward et al, Environmental Research Letters, Vol 5, 2010.
- The Costs of Adapting to Climate Change for Infrastructure, with P. Chinowsky & K. Strzepek, Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change Paper No 2, Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2010.
- Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change: Samoa, Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2010.
- Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change: Vietnam, Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2010.
- The Costs to Developing Countries of Adapting to Climate Change: New Methods and Estimates, with U. Narain et al, Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2010.