Staff Profile:Dr Nick Bardsley

Dr Nick Bardsley
Job Title:
Associate Professor
  • Module convenor for:

Energy, Climate Change and Development

Climate Change Policy and Governance

Research and Study Skills

  • Programme director MSc Climate Change and Development
Areas of Interest:

My research focuses on two areas. Firstly, the economics of climate change, in particular applying ecological economics and insights from energetics. A recent research project used experimental methods to study household energy use, aiming for insight into the 'rebound' phenomenon and potential for voluntary emissions reduction. Secondly, experimental investigations of decision making, and related methodological issues. I have been looking at evidence contradicting received theories of economic behaviour and testing alternative theories, particularly ones positing 'social preferences' or collective rationality. The methodological work concerns both the concepts involved in such enquiries, and issues for the conduct and interpretation of behavioural experiments. Research students under my supervision are currently working on trialling biochar farming systems with smallholders in Malawi, and on explaining adoption rates of non-fossil fuel energy across countries. I welcome inquiries from research students in my areas of interest.

I am an associate editor of the journal "Environmental Values".

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Contact Details

+44 (0) 118 378 4545

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