Terry Barker

University of Cambridge

Current Position
Senior Research Fellow.

Role at Tyndall
Terry is Founder of the Cambridge Trust for New Thinking in Economics, an educational charity that organises conferences and workshops on economics that avoids the concepts of equilibrium and unrealistic assumptions such as representative agents and complete rationality in human behaviour. He is Chairman of Cambridge Econometrics, the company owned by the Trust, which carries out modelling research for business and government. He is also Senior Department Fellow, Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR), Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. He was the Founder and Director of the Centre from 2005 to 2011.
He was a Co-ordinating Lead Author (CLA) for the IPCC´s Fourth Assessment Report reporting in 2007, taking responsibility for the chapter on greenhouse gas mitigation from a cross-sectoral perspective. He was earlier a CLA for the IPCC´s Third Assessment Report and a member of the core writing team for the Synthesis Report Climate Change 2001.
He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the World Wide Views on Global Warming, and a member of Editorial Boards of International Journal of Climate Strategies and Management, of the International Journal of Global Warming and of Economic Systems Research.

Research Interests
Systematic modelling of policies to achieve climate stabilisation; Ex post evaluation of the UK Climate Change Levy; The effects of global warming on energy demand; Real carbon prices and long-term economic growth.

Research areas

Contact information

E-mail: tsb1@cam.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)1223 764878

Postal Address:
Department of Land Economy University of Cambridge 19 Silver Street Cambridge CB3 9EP UK

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