Professor Cameron Hepburn

Director and Professor of Environmental Economics, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment


Cameron Hepburn is Professor of Environmental Economics and Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. He also directs the Economics of Sustainability Programme, based at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School.

He has published widely on energy, resources and environmental challenges across a range of disciplines, including engineering, biology, philosophy, economics, public policy and law, drawing on his degrees in law, engineering and doctorate in economics.

Professor Hepburn provides advice on energy and climate policy to government ministers (e.g. China, India, UK and Australia) and international institutions (e.g. OECD, UN organisations) around the world. Cameron began his professional life with McKinsey, and has since had an entrepreneurial career, co-founding three successful businesses – Aurora Energy Research, Climate Bridge and Vivid Economics – and investing in several other social enterprises, such as Apolitical, Purpose and Zeelo. He serves as a trustee for Schola Cantorum of Oxford.