Dahrendorf Research Fellow
James joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in May 2009. He works closely with Nicholas Stern across a wide range of research areas, including on green growth, international agreements, and energy and climate policy in developed and developing countries.
Previously, James worked at the University of Sydney as Research Fellow and Lecturer in the finance discipline, School of Business. James has also worked in corporate finance at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Sydney and at the Bank of New York Mellon in London.
James has a PhD in economics from the University of Sydney, sponsored by the Australian Stock Exchange. His PhD research specialised in financial markets, with a particular focus on equity market microstructure and regulation. He also holds a Master and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney.
Low-carbon growth and development and the new energy-industrial revolution;
National climate change policy, with a particular focus on the UK and China;
International climate change policy;
Electricity grids and renewable energy.
Bassi, S., Duffy, C., and Rydge, J. April 2013. Decarbonising electricity generation. Policy paper, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change & Environment, London, UK. Download PDF of paper (201KB)
Bassi, S., Rydge, J., Khor, C.S., Fankhauser, S., Hirst, N., and Ward, B. March 2013. A UK 'dash' for smart gas'. Policy brief, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change & Environment, London, UK. External link to full report (PDF, 1.4MB)
Romani, M., Rydge, J., and Stern, N. December 2012. Recklessly slow or a rapid transition to a low-carbon economy? Time to decide. Policy paper, Grantham Research Institute, London, UK. Download PDF of paper
Hepburn, C., Chapman, S., Doda, B., Duffy, C., Fankhauser, S., Rydge, J., Smith, K., Taschini, L., and Vitelli, A. January 2012. The 'surrender charge' on international units in the Australian ETS. Policy paper, Grantham Research Institute, London, UK. Download PDF of paper
Bowen, A., and Rydge, J. August 2011. Climate change policy in the United Kingdom. Policy brief, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London, UK. Download PDF of paper
Sam Fankhauser, Alex Bowen, Raphael Calel, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, David Grover, James Rydge and Misato Sato. November 2012. Who will win the green race? In search of environmental competitiveness and innovation. Working paper, Grantham Research Institute, London, UK. Download PDF of paper
Stern, N., and Rydge, J. 2012. The new energy-industrial revolution and an international agreement on climate change. Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy, v.1, pp.1-19. External link to full article
Stern, N., Kattumuri, R., and Rydge, J. 2012. Low-carbon growth and development. Oxford Companion to Economics in India, Oxford University Press. Forthcoming
Bowen, A., and Rydge, J. 2011, The economics of climate change. The Governance of Climate Change: Science Politics and Ethics (D. Held, A. Hervey and M. Theros [eds.]). Polity Press.
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