Economics

Professor Gordon A. Hughes

Professor Hughes was a senior adviser on energy and environmental policy at the World Bank until 2001.

Prof Gordon A Hughes

Professor of Economics (part-time)

  • School of Economics
Street

Room 3.12, 31 Buccleuch Place

Areas of interest
Natural resources
Environmental economics
Public economics

Background

Gordon A. Hughes's main fields of interest are natural resources, environmental economics and public economics.

Recent Publications

  • ‘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.