Michael Grubb

Key projects & teaching

Teaching at UCL

In addition to the projects listed below, Michael teaches a core module on the economics and political economy of energy and climate mitigation policy on the UCL Masters Course, Economics and Policy of Energy and Environment, based around the book Planetary Economics. The course attracts 80-90 students from around the world each year.

The UCL Institute of Sustainable Resources also runs Masters Programmes in Sustainable Resources: Economics, Policy and Transitions, and this year (2023) launches a new Masters on Business and Sustainability


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Sixth Assessment: Mitigation

Created in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the objective of the IPCC is to provide governments at all levels with scientific information that they can use to develop climate policies. IPCC reports are also a key input into international climate change negotiations.


UCL Bartlett

Navigating the Energy-Climate Crises

Working Paper Series

Reforming electricity markets for low-cost and low carbon power. A UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources research project. Europe is in the middle of a cost of living crisis. In the midst of that, how do we navigate the energy crisis? The Institute for Sustainable Resources have collaborated with Aldersgate Group to map out reform of energy markets and the key proposal of a ‘Green Power Pool’.



Economics of Energy Innovation and Systems Transition

Cross-university and international programme coordinated by University of Exeter

The aim of EEIST is to use cutting edge advanced methods, which exist in the sciences of complexity and economics, to support government decision making around facilitating a rapid low-carbon transition. By engaging with policy-makers in large emerging economies, this project will contribute to the economic development of emerging nations and support sustainable development globally.




Tracing climate investments

An ERC-funded project focusing on the role of the financial system to boost the low-carbon transition, hosted at UCL ISR. The programme explores the market structures for low-carbon finance and the key features of the analysis are: model network structures of low-carbon investments and investors’ preferences in the complex architecture of current financial system; explore networks evolution and their dynamics; and, identify effective policies and regulations to channel funds towards low-carbon investment.