Professor Frank Jotzo

Dipl-VWL (Berlin), MEcDev & PhD (ANU)
Director, Centre for Climate Economics and Policy
Crawford School of Public Policy

Frank Jotzo is Professor at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy, where he directs the Centre for Climate Economics and Policy. He is co-director of the Australia-Germany Energy Transition Hub, joint editor-in-chief of the journal Climate Policy, and a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 5th and 6th Assessment Reports. He has been involved in a number of policy research and advisory exercises, including as senior advisor to Australia's Garnaut Climate Change Review, and advisor to national governments and Australian State and Territory governments. He has led collaborative research programs including on decarbonisation, coal transition, and China's climate and energy policy. As an environmental economist, his research focuses on policy relevant aspects of climate change, energy, and broader issues of environment, development and economic reform. He teaches at Crawford School.

Research interests

Economics and policy of climate change and energy, especially decarbonisation and energy transition; economic reform and political economy; structural change and development; Australia, Europe, China, Indonesia.

    • Colvin, R. M., Kemp, L., Talberg, A., De Castella, C., Downie, C., Friel, S., Grant, W. J., Howden, S. M., Jotzo, F., Markham, F. & Platow, M. J. 2020, 'Learning from the Climate Change Debate to Avoid Polarisation on Negative Emissions', Environmental Communication 14:1, 23-35, DOI:10.1080/17524032.2019.1630463.
    • Burke, Paul J., Best, Rohan, and Jotzo, Frank. 2019. ‘Closures of coal-fired power stations in Australia: local unemployment effects.’ Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 62(1), 142–165.
    • Jotzo, F, Depledge, J & Winkler, H 2018, 'US and international climate policy under President Trump', Climate Policy, vol. 18, no. 7, pp. 813-817.
    • Jotzo, F, Karplus, V, Grubb, M et al 2018, 'China's emissions trading takes steps towards big ambitions', Nature Climate Change, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 265-267pp.
    • Doupe, P, Dobes, L & Jotzo, F, 2019, 'Improving Understanding of Flood Risk: the Effects of Lowering the Cost of Accessing Flood Risk Information', Economics of Disasters and Climate Change, pp. 1-17.
    • Richter, P, Mendelevitch, R & Jotzo, F 2018, 'Coal taxes as supply-side climate policy: a rationale for major exporters?', Climatic Change, vol. Online, pp. 1-14.
    • Jotzo, F, Winkler, H & Depledge, J 2017, 'A new era for climate policy [editorial]', Climate Policy, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 111-112pp.
    • Teng, F, Jotzo, F & Wang, X 2017, 'Interactions between market reform and a carbon price in China's power sector', Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 39-53pp.
    • Fankhauser, S & Jotzo, F 2017, 'Economic growth and development with lowâ€?carbon energy', WIREs Climate Change, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. e495.
    • Wang, B, Jotzo, F & Qi, S 2017, 'Ex-post cap adjustment for China's ETS: an applicable indexation rule, simulating the Hubei ETS, and implications for a national scheme', Climate Policy, vol. online, pp. 1-16pp.
    • Hepburn, C, Neuhoff, K, Acworth, W et al 2016, 'The economics of the EU ETS market stability reserve', Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, vol. 80, pp. 1-5.
    • Bataille, C, Waisman, H, Colombier, M et al 2016, 'The need for national deep decarbonization pathways for effective climate policy', Climate Policy, vol. 16, pp. 7-26pp.
    • Denis, A, Bataille, C & Jotzo, F 2016, 'Managing carbon-intensive materials in a decarbonizing world without a global price on carbon', Climate Policy, vol. 16, pp. 110-128pp.
    • Jotzo, F & Mazouz, S 2015, 'Brown coal exit: A market mechanism for regulated closure of highly emissions intensive power stations', Economic Analysis and Policy, vol. 48, no. 2015, pp. 71-81.
    • Pickering, J, Jotzo, F & Wood, P 2015, 'Sharing the Global Climate Finance Effort Fairly with Limited Coordination', Global Environmental Politics, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 39-62.
    • Dornan, M & Jotzo, F 2015, 'Renewable technologies and risk mitigation in small island developing states: Fiji's electricity sector', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 48, pp. 35-48.
    • Heindl, P, Wood, P & Jotzo, F 2015, 'Combining International Cap-and-Trade with National Carbon Taxes', in Marc Gronwald, Beat Hintermann (ed.), Emissions Trading as a Policy Instrument: Evaluation and Prospects, MIT Press, Cambridge, London, pp. 123-147.
    • Kemp, L, Sackett, P & Jotzo, F 2015, Sub-National Climate Policies: How does the ACT compare?, ACT Cimate Change Council, Canberra.
    • Edenhofer, O, Pichs-Madruga, R, Sokona, Y et al 2014, 'Technical Summary', in Ottmar Edenhofer, Ramon Pichs-Madruga, Youba Sokona, et al (ed.), Climate change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change, Cambridge University Press, New York, pp. 33-107.
    • Kolstad, C, Urama, K, Broome, J et al 2014, 'Social, Economic, and Ethical Concepts and Methods', in Ottmar Edenhofer, Ramon Pichs-Madruga, Youba Sokona, et al (ed.), Climate change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change, Cambridge University Press, New York, pp. 207-282.
    • Somanathan, E, Sterner, T, Sugiyama, T et al 2014, 'National and Sub-national Policies and Institutions', in Ottmar Edenhofer, Ramon Pichs-Madruga, Youba Sokona, et al (ed.), Climate change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change, Cambridge University Press, New York, pp. 1141-1205.
    • Raupach, M, Davis, S, Peters, G et al 2014, 'Sharing a quota on cumulative carbon emissions', Nature Climate Change, vol. 4, no. 10, pp. 873-879.
    • Teng, F & Jotzo, F 2014, 'Reaping the Economic Benefits of Decarbonization for China', China and World Economy, vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 37-54.
    • Jotzo, F & Teng, F 2014, 'China's Climate and Energy Policy: On Track to Low-carbon Growth?', in Ligang Song, Ross Garnaut, Cai Fang (ed.), Deepening Reform for China's Long-term Growth and Development, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 207-228.
    • Jotzo, F & Loschel, A 2014, 'Emissions trading in China: Emerging experiences and international lessons', Energy Policy, vol. 75, pp. 3-8.
    • Dobes, L, Jotzo, F & Stern, D 2014, 'The Economics of Global Climate Change: A Historical Literature Review', Review of Economics, vol. 65, no. 3, pp. 281-320.
    • Jotzo, F & Kemp, L 2015, Australia can cut emissions deeply and the cost is low.
    • Kemp, L & Jotzo, F 2015, Delaying climate action would be costly for Australia.
    • Denis, A, Jotzo, F, Ferraro, S et al 2014, Pathways to deep decarbonisation in 2050: How Australia can prosper in a low carbon world.
    • Jotzo, F, Skarbek, A, Denis, A et al 2014, 'Pathways to deep decarbonization', in Jeffrey Sachs, Laurence Tubiana (ed.), Pathways to deep decarbonization: 2014 Report, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
      and Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), New York and Paris, pp. 43-58.
    • Stern, D, Jotzo, F & Dobes, L, eds, 2014, Climate change and the world economy, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA.
    • Stern, D, Jotzo, F & Dobes, L 2014, 'Introduction', in David Stern, Frank Jotzo and Leo Dobes (ed.), Climate change and the world economy, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA, pp. xiii-xlii.
    • Jotzo, F 2013, 'Keep Australia's carbon pricing', Nature, vol. 502, no. 7469, pp. 38-38.
    • Pezzey, J & Jotzo, F 2013, 'COMMENTARY: Carbon tax needs thresholds to reach its full potential', Nature Climate Change, vol. 3, no. 12, pp. 1008-1011.
    • Jotzo, F & Hatfield Dodds, S 2013, 'The impact of the Garnaut Review on Australian climate policy: A comment', Australian Journal of Political Science, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 495-498.
    • Ardiansyah, F & Jotzo, F 2013, 'Decentralization and Avoiding Deforestation: The Case of Indonesia', in Howes, S. and Rao, M. Govinda (ed.), Federal Reform Strategies: Lessons from Asia and Australia, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, pp. 273-300.
    • Dobes, L, Jotzo, F & Doupe, P 2013, Adaptor of last resort?.
    • Jotzo, F, Grattan, M, Doherty, P et al 2013, 'What next for Australia's climate policy?', in The Conversation & Helen Sykes (ed.), The story of the 2013 election: Insight & analysis from Australia's leading minds, Future Leaders, Melbourne, pp. 336-339.
    • Jotzo, F 2012, 'COMMENTARY: Australia's carbon price', Nature Climate Change, vol. 2, no. 7, pp. 475-476.
    • Jotzo, F, Tim, J & Fabian, N 2012, 'Policy Uncertainty about Australia's Carbon Price: Expert Survey Results and Implications for Investment', The Australian Economic Review, vol. 45, no. 4, pp. 395-409.
    • Jotzo, F 2012, 'Doubt in Australia's emissions scheme', Nature, vol. 487, no. 7405, pp. 38-38.
    • Jotzo, F 2012, 'Can Indonesia Lead on Climate Change?', in Anthony Reid (ed.), Indonesia Rising: The Repositioning of Asia's Third Giant, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, pp. 93-115.
    • Jotzo, F 2012, 'Will Australia be a major buyer in international carbon markets?', Carbon Management, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 345-347.
    • Jotzo, F 2012, Australia's clean energy future, pp. 22-23.
    • Jotzo, F & Zhang, Y 2012, 'China's climate change policy: greener growth?', East Asia Forum Quarterly (EAFQ), vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 36-37.
    • Jotzo, F & Zhang, Y 2012, 'China's climate change policy: greener growth?', East Asia Forum Quarterly (EAFQ), vol. 4, no. 4 (October-December 2012), pp. 36-38.
    • Jotzo, Frank, Burke, Paul J., Wood, Peter J., Macintosh, Andrew, and Stern, David I. 2012. 'Decomposing the 2010 global carbon dioxide emissions rebound.' Nature Climate Change 2(4), 213–214.
    • Pezzey, J, & Jotzo, F 2012, 'Tax-versus-trading and efficient revenue recycling as issues for greenhouse gas abatement', Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, vol. 64, pp. 230-236.
    • Pezzey, J, & Jotzo, F 2012, 'Tax-versus-trading and efficient revenue recycling as issues for greenhouse gas abatement', Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, vol. 64, pp. 230-236.
    • Jotzo, F 2011, 'Reaching for the sky?', Inside Indonesia, no. 105, pp. 1-6.
    • Jotzo, F 2011, Much to applaud, The New Scientist, 211(2823): 28-29.
    • Wood, P & Jotzo, F 2011, 'Price floors for emissions trading', Energy Policy, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 1746-1753.
    • Jotzo, F 2011, 'The Copenhagen targets: A basis for global climate action?', Carbon Management, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 9-12.
    • Jotzo, F, Pickering, J & Wood, PJ 2011, Fulfilling Australia's International Climate Finance Commitments: Which Sources of Financing are Promising and How Much Could They Raise?.
    • Richardson, K, Steffen, W, Liverman, D, Barker, R, Jotzo, F, Kammen, DM, Leemans, R, Lenton, TM, Munasinghe, M, Osman-Elasha, B, Schellnhuber, HJ, Stern, N, Vogel, C, Wæver, O 2011, Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions, Cambridge University Press, UK.
    • Jotzo, F 2010, 'Market- and Policy-Driven Adaptation: Alternative Perspective', in Bjorn Lomborg (ed.), Smart Solutions to Climate Change: Comparing Costs and Benefits, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 284-291.
    • Stern, D & Jotzo, F 2010, 'How ambitious are China and India's emissions intensity targets?', Energy Policy, vol. 38, no. 11, pp. 6776-6783.
    • Jotzo, F & Mazouz, S 2010, 'Indonesia's climate change challenge: economic policy for effective and efficient mitigation', The Indonesian Quarterly, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 23-40.
    • Pezzey, J, Mazouz, S & Jotzo, F 2010, 'The logic of collective action and Australia's climate policy', Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 185-202.
    • Jotzo, F 2010, 'What China really delivered at Copenhagen', East Asia Forum Quarterly (EAFQ), vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 13-14.
    • Jotzo, F & Betz, R 2009, 'Australia's emissions trading scheme: opportunities and obstacles for linking', Climate Policy, vol. 9, pp. 402-414.
    • Resosudarmo, B & Jotzo, F 2009, 'Development, resources and the environment in Eastern Indonesia', in Budy R Resosudarmo and Frank Jotzo (ed.), Working with Nature against Poverty: Development, Resources and the Environment in Eastern Indonesia, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, pp. 1-18.
    • Jotzo, F, Resosudarmo, I, Nurdianto, D et al 2009, 'Climate change and development in Eastern Indonesia', in Budy R Resosudarmo and Frank Jotzo (ed.), Working with Nature against Poverty: Development, Resources and the Environment in Eastern Indonesia, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, pp. 248-266.
    • Resosudarmo, B & Jotzo, F, eds, 2009, Working with Nature Against Poverty: Development, Resources and the Environment in Eastern Indonesia, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore.
    • Garnaut, R, Howes, S, Jotzo, F et al 2009, 'The Implications of Rapid Development for Emissions and Climate-change Mitigation', in Dieter Helm and Cameron Hepburn (ed.), The Economics and Politics of Climate Change, Oxford University Press, UK, pp. 81-106.
    • Garnaut, R, Howes, S, Jotzo, F et al 2008, 'Emissions in the Platinum Age: the implications of rapid development for climate change mitigation', Oxford Review of Economic Policy, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 377-401.
    • Tacconi, L, Jotzo, F & Grafton, R 2008, 'Local causes, regional co-operation and global financing for environmental problems: the case of Southeast Asian Haze pollution', International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 1-16.
    • Garnaut, R, Jotzo, F & Howes, S 2008, 'China's rapid emissions growth and global climate change policy', in Ligang Song & Wing Thye Woo (ed.), China's dilemma: economic growth, the environment and climate change, ANU ePress, Canberra, Australia, pp. 170-189.
    • Garnaut, R, Jotzo, F & Howes, S 2008, 'A framework for a post-2012 global climate agreement', Policy Quarterly, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 6-10.
    • Pezzey, J, Jotzo, F & Quiggin, J 2008, 'Fiddling while carbon burns: why climate policy needs pervasive emission pricing as well as technology promotion', Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, vol. 52, no. 1, pp. 97-110.
    • Jotzo, F 2008, 'Climate change economics and policy in the Asia-Pacific', Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, vol. 22, pp. 377-401.
    • Narjoko, D & Jotzo, F 2007, 'Survey of Recent Developments', Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 143-170.
    • Jotzo, F & Pezzey, J 2007, 'Optimal intensity targets for greenhouse gas emissions trading under uncertainty', Environmental and Resource Economics, vol. 38, pp. 259-284.
    • Jotzo, F 2007, 'Climate Policy: Where To and How?', Agenda: a journal of policy analysis and reform, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 17-34.
    • Roberts, I, Buetre, B & Jotzo, F 2007, 'Agricultural Trade Reform in the WTO: Special Treatment for Developing Countries', in Alex F. McCalla and John Nash (ed.), Reforming Agricultural Trade for Developing Countries, Volume Two: Quantifying the Impact of Multilateral Trade Reform, The World Bank, Washington DC, pp. 146-182.
    • Jotzo, F & Pezzey, J 2006, 'Non-binding targets for international emissions trading under uncertainty', Environmental and Resource Economists World Congress 2006, ed. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, online, pp. 1-35.
    • Jotzo, F 2006, 'Price caps for international permit trading underuncertainty with heterogeneous market participants', Environmental and Resource Economists World Congress 2006, ed. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, online, pp. 1-34.
    • Forner, C, Blaser, J, Jotzo, F et al 2006, 'Keeping the forest for the climate's sake: avoiding deforestation in developing countries under the UNFCCC', Climate Policy, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 275-294.
    • Levantis, T, Jotzo, F & Tulpule, V 2005, 'Sweetening the Transition in EU Sugar Preferences: The Case of Fiji', The World Economy, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 893-915.
    • Jotzo, F 2005, 'Developing Countries and the Future of the Kyoto Protocol', Global Change, Peace & Security, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 77-86.
    • Michaelowa, A & Jotzo, F 2005, 'Transaction costs, institutional rigidities and the size of the clean development mechanism', Energy Policy, vol. 33, pp. 511-523.
    • Jotzo, F, Levantis, T & Tulpule, V 2005, 'Sweetening the Transition in EU Sugar Preferences: The Case of Fiji', The World Economy, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 893-915.
    • Grafton, R, Jotzo, F & Wasson, M 2004, 'Financing Sustainable Development: Country Undertakings and Rights for Environmental Sustainability (CURES)', Ecological Economics, vol. 51, pp. 65-78.
    • Jotzo, F, Roberts, I, Andrews, N et al 2003, 2003 EU CAP reforms: A step forward on a long journey.
    • Jotzo, F, Sari, A & Tanujaya, O 2003, 'Cashing in on Kyoto? Lessons from Indonesia for emissions offset regimes', in Harris, P (ed.), Global Warming and East Asia: The Domestic and International Politics of Climate Change, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, UK - this is a guess, pp. 221-236.
    • Jotzo, F & Michaelowa, A 2002, 'Estimating the CDM market under the Marrakech Accords', Climate Policy, vol. 2, pp. 179-196.
    • Forner, C & Jotzo, F 2002, 'Future restrictions for sinks in the CDM: how about a cap on supply?', Climate Policy, vol. 2, pp. 353-365.