Dr Roger Fouquet

Principal Research Fellow

Roger joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in April 2013, and leads the research on drawing lessons from economic history for green growth.

Background

Roger has been investigating the long run relationship between economic development, energy use and its environmental impacts over the last twenty years, introducing economic history to the analysis of energy issues. For instance, his 2014 article estimated trends in income and price elasticities of demand for heating, transport and lighting over the last two hundred years, showing an inverse-U trend for all income elasticities, as the economy developed. An understanding of these trends is vital for improving forecasts of energy use and carbon dioxide emissions.

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In 1996, he was awarded the BIEE/Financial Times Andrew Holmes Memorial Award for his research into the impact of liberalisation on the green electricity market. In 2006, his joint article with Peter Pearson on very long run trends in lighting prices and consumption was chosen for the annual Campbell Watkins Award for Best Paper in The Energy Journal. In 2010, his book, ‘Heat, Power and Light: revolutions in energy services’ (Fouquet 2008), was selected by Choice Magazine as one of its Outstanding Academic Titles. In 2013, he edited the Handbook on Energy and Climate Change. He is the editor of the energy economics section of New Economic Papers, and an associate editor of the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics.

Roger received his BA (Economics with Mathematics) in 1990 from the University of Sussex, his MSc (Energy Economics) in 1991, and his PhD in Economics in 1997, both from the University of Surrey.

Research interests

  • The long-run relationships between economic development, energy use and environmental impacts.

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Research article  27 June, 2014

Long run demand for energy services: income and price elasticities over 200 years

Data Set on the Consumption of Energy and Energy Services (1300-2008). Fouquet, R. (2014) Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 8(2). read more »

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Working paper  1 April, 2014

Historical energy price shocks and their changing effects on the economy

The purpose of this paper is to identify the changes in the impact of energy shocks on economic activity – with an interest in assessing if … read more »

2013

Book  3 April, 2013

Handbook on Energy and Climate Change

Fouquet, R. 2013. Edward Elgar Publications. Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, MA, USA.

2012

Research article  3 June, 2012

Economy and energy

Yeager, K., F. Dayo, M. Dominik, R. Fouquet, A. Gilau, R. Hosier, A. Miller, S. Rao, S. Sethi. 2012. In: N. Nakicenovic, L. Gomez-Echeverri and T.B. Johansson (eds.) Global Energy … read more »

Research article  3 June, 2012

The long run demand for lighting: elasticities and rebound effects in different phases of economic development.

Fouquet, R., and P.J.G. Pearson. 2012. Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy, v.1, pp.83-100.

Research article  3 June, 2012

The demand for environmental quality in driving transitions to low-polluting energy sources

Fouquet, R. 2012. Energy Policy 50 (Special Issue on Past and Prospective Energy Transitions), pp.130-41.

Research article  3 June, 2012

Past and Prospective Energy Transitions: insights from History. Editorial.

Fouquet, R., and P.J.G. Pearson. 2012. Energy Policy 50 (Special Issue on Past and Prospective Energy Transitions), pp.1-7.

Research article  1 January, 2012

Trends in income and price elasticities of transport demand (1850-2010)

Fouquet, R. 2012. Energy Policy 50 (Special Issue on Past and Prospective Energy Transitions), pp.62-71.

2011

Research article  3 June, 2011

Long run trends in energy-related external costs.

Fouquet, R. 2011. Ecological Economics, v.70, pp.2380-9

Research article  3 June, 2011

Divergences in long run trends in the prices of energy and energy services

Data Set on the Price of Energy and Energy Services (1700-2010). Fouquet, R. 2011. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, v.5, pp.196-218. read more »

2010

Research article  3 June, 2010

The slow search for solutions: lessons from historical energy transitions by sector and service.

Fouquet, R. 2010. Energy Policy, v.38, pp.6586-96.

2009

Research article  3 June, 2009

A brief history of energy

In: Hunt, L. and J. Evans (eds.). 2009.  International Handbook of the Economics of Energy. Edward Elgar Publications. Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, MA, USA.

2008

Book  3 June, 2008

Heat, Power and Light: revolutions in energy services

Fouquet, R. 2008. Edward Elgar Publications. Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, MA, USA.

2006

Research article  3 June, 2006

Seven centuries of energy services: the price and use of lighting in the United Kingdom (1300-2000).

Fouquet, R., and Pearson, P.J.G. 2006.  The Energy Journal, v.27, pp.139-77.

2003

Research article  3 June, 2003

Long run carbon dioxide emissions and Kuznets curves: pathways to development

Pearson, P.J.G., and Fouquet, R. 2003. In: L. Hunt (ed.), Energy in a Competitive Market. Edward Elgar. Cheltenham.

Research article  3 June, 2003

The carbon trading game

Fouquet, R. 2003. Climate Policy (special Emissions Trading issue), v.3, pp.143-55.

Research article  3 June, 2003

Five centuries of energy prices

Fouquet, R., and Pearson, P.J.G. 2003. World Economics, v.4, pp.93-119.

2001

Research article  3 June, 2001

The European and global potential for carbon sequestration in tackling climate changec

Grimstom, M., Karakousis, V., Fouquet, R., van der Vorst, R., Pearson, P.J.G, and Leach, M. 2001. Climate Policy, v.1, pp.155-171.

1998

Research article  3 June, 1998

The United Kingdom demand for renewable electricity in a liberalised market

Fouquet, R. 1998. Energy Policy, v.26, pp.281-94.

Research article  3 June, 1998

A thousand years of energy use in the United Kingdom

Fouquet, R., and Pearson, P.J.G. 1998. The Energy Journal, v.19, pp.1-41.

1997

Research article  3 June, 1997

The future of UK final user energy demand

Fouquet, R., Hawdon, D., Pearson, P.J.G., Robinson, C., and Stevens, P.G. 1997. Energy Policy, v.25, pp.231-40.

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Grantham Workshop 25 Mar 2014

Green Growth: Lessons from Economic History Workshop

by the Grantham Research Institute and the Global Green Growth Institute, this joint workshop focused on the lessons from economic history. Recent research papers were presented on aspects of … read more »

2012

Seminars 31 May 2012

Roger Fouquet - Long Run Trends in Energy and Climate Change

Roger Fouquet’s research focuses on historical energy transitions and their role in generating new phases of economic growth and development as part of the green growth initiative. He is author … read more »

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Data set  9 April, 2014

Data set on the consumption of energy and energy services (1700-2010)

From Fouquet, R. (2014) Long run demand for energy services: income and price elasticities over 200 years. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 8(2).

2011

Data set  3 June, 2011

Data Set on the Price of Energy and Energy Services (1300-2008)

From Fouquet, R. (2011) Divergences in long run trends in the prices of energy and energy services. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 5(2) 196-218.

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2013

Book  3 April, 2013

Handbook on Energy and Climate Change

Fouquet, R. 2013. Edward Elgar Publications. Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, MA, USA.

2008

Book  3 June, 2008

Heat, Power and Light: revolutions in energy services

Fouquet, R. 2008. Edward Elgar Publications. Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, MA, USA.

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