Email Roger Fouquet
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.
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.
Over the last twenty years, he has done research and lectured at the University of Surrey, Imperial College London, the University of the South Pacific, the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) and Ikerbasque (the Basque Science Foundation). Roger was seconded to the UK´s Department of Trade and Industry (Environment and Industry Branch) in 1994 and to the UK´s Carbon Trust (Strategy Team) in 2001. He has been the Editor of the Energy Economics section of the New Economic Papers since 1998.
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’, was selected by Choice Magazine, the official publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, as one of its Outstanding Academic Titles.
Topic lead of ‘Evidence from economic history on the sources of growth’
- The long-run relationships between economic development, energy use and environmental impacts.