Dr. David Stern


David Stern is a professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University. He is a research associate in CAMA and CCEP, and a participant in the Energy Change Institute. David is an energy and environmental economist, whose research focuses on the role of energy in growth and development and related environmental impacts including climate change. He is also interested in research assessment using meta-analysis and bibliometrics. David is currently the chief investigator for an ARC Discovery Project on “Energy Efficiency Innovation, Diffusion and the Rebound Effect” and is one of six theme leaders for a UK Department for International Development funded project on the topic of electricity and economic growth in low-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. He has published widely in economics and natural science journals including articles in Nature and the Journal of Economic Literature. He is an associate editor of Ecological Economics and PeerJ, a member of the editorial advisory panel for Nature Energy, the Energy Journal, and Open Economics, and was a lead author for the chapter on Drivers, Trends, and Mitigation in Working Group III’s contribution to the IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report. He was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2016. David was previously an associate professor of economics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy NY and received his PhD from Boston University in 1994.

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