Professor Gordon A. Hughes

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

Gordon Hughes: Member of the Economics Faculty
  • Prof Gordon A Hughes
  • Professor of Economics (part-time)
  • School of Economics
  • Room 2.06, 31 Buccleuch Place
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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.

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