Brian is Lead Researcher and Project Manager of the Oxford University Economic Recovery Project, which he launched in May 2020 with Professor Cameron Hepburn.
He is an Australian Rhodes Scholar and Consultant at the Robertson Foundation, covering topics in Energy and the Environment. He is also a consultant to government and business groups on issues relating to the energy and climate transitions. Brian is on a leave of absence from the Boston Consulting Group.
Brian’s core research concerns the economic impacts of fiscal spending. He is particularly interested in the role that green fiscal spending initiatives can have in times of economic contraction and in 2020 co-authored the seminal work Will COVID-19 fiscal recovery packages accelerate or retard progress on climate change?
His supplementary research interests include the economics of green hydrogen and methods for reducing perceived risk in renewable energy finance. His doctoral research is supervised by Professor Cameron Hepburn.
Brian holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Sydney in Engineering (First class Honours with the University Medal) and Commerce (Finance and International Business).