Antony works on a variety of issues in economics, with a focus on applications to environmental problems.  His current research projects include work on climate change economics, discounting, and the political economy of policy choice.

Background

Antony completed his PhD at Oxford University in 2010, and spent two years as a Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.

He also has a Masters degrees in Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics from Cambridge University and the University of Cape Town.

Research interests

  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Welfare Economics & Decision Theory

Prospective PhD students

Antony welcomes prospective PhD students with shared interests, and strong backgrounds in economics or related disciplines.
Visit the ‘Study with us’ page for further information on applying to be a PhD student with us.

Research - 2018

Research - 2017

In this paper, the authors’ treatment of uncertainty in environmental applications is motivated by two leading examples: climate change and biodiversity loss. They argue that in these cases uncertainty is sufficiently far-reaching that standard decision-making tools such as expected utility theory may no longer capture important aspects of our uncertainty preferences. Richer models of decision-making, which allow us to express lack of confidence in our information, may be more desirable. Read more

Research - 2016

Research - 2015

Research - 2014

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. Disagreements about the value of the utility discount rate—the rate at which our concern for the welfare of future people declines with their distance from us in time—are at the heart of the debate about the appropriate intensity of climate policy. Read more

Research - 2013

Policy - 2010

Events - 2017

Events - 2016

News - 2014

News - 2013

News - 2010

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