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Dr Jean-Francois Mercure

by Alison Harvey last modified Aug 29, 2017 04:15 PM
Dr Jean-Francois Mercure

Assistant Professor in Energy, Climate & Innovation, Radboud University, The Netherlands

Departmental Fellow, Land Economy, University of Cambridge

Affiliate, Cambridge Econometrics

Senior Member, Hughes Hall

Departments and Institutes

Land Economy:


  • climate change
  • Energy
  • Global Food Security
  • Modelling
  • sustainability
  • evidence-informed policy

Key Publications

The role of money and the financial sector in energy-economy models used for assessing climate and energy policy, H. Pollitt & J.-F. Mercure, Climate Policy (2017) DOI:10.1080/14693062.2016.1277685

Policy-induced energy technological innovation and finance for low-carbon economic growth, J.-F. Mercure, F. Knobloch, H. Pollitt, R. Lewney, K. Rademakers, L. Eichler, J. van der Laan, L. Paroussos, European Commission (2016), Macro-Energy_Innovation_D2 Final %28Ares registered%29.pdf

Modelling complex systems of heterogeneous agents to better design sustainability transitions policyJ-F Mercure, H. Pollitt, A. M. Bassi, J.. E Viñuales, N. R. Edwards, Global Environmental Change, 37 (2016) 102–115, 

The effectiveness of policy on consumer choices for private road passenger transport emissions reductions in six major economies,
J.-F. Mercure & A. Lam, Environmental Research Letters, 10 (2015) 064008 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/6/064008 

The dynamics of technology diffusion and the impacts of climate policy instruments in the decarbonisation of the global electricity sector. J.-F. Mercure, P. Salas, A. Foley, U. Chewpreecha, H. Pollitt, P. B. Holden, & N. R. Edwards, Energy Policy, 73, 686–700 (2014)