Primary Program: Energy Transitions and Environment
Research Interests: Energy and climate economics and policy, energy efficiency, energy productivity, technology, innovation, finance, investment, industrial policy and sustainable development
KAPSARC (2017) Energy Productivity as a new growth paradigm in the GCC, KAPSARC Energy Dialogue Summary and Pre-event Briefing, March 2017/KS-2017--WB04.
Dubey, K., Fawkes, S., Howarth, N., Krarti, M., & Padmanabhan, P. (2016). Investing for energy productivity in the GCC: Financing the transition. KAPSARC Discussion Paper. September 2016/KS-1647-DP042A
Dubey, K., Galeotti, M., Howarth, N., & Lanza, A. (2016). Energy productivity as a new growth model for GCC countries. KAPSARC Discussion Paper, October 2016 KS-1645_DP039A
Dubey, K., Howarth, N., & Krarti, M. (2016). Evaluating building energy efficiency investment options for Saudi Arabia. KAPSARC Discussion Paper. October 2016 KS-1655-DP049A
Galeotti, M., Howarth, N., & Lanza, A. (2016). Energy Productivity in GCC Countries: An international Kuznets curve analysis. KAPSARC Discussion Paper. October 2016 / KS-1648-MP043A
Huntingford, C., Lowe, J., Howarth, N., Bowerman, N., Gohar, Otto, A., Lee, D. Smith, S. den Elzen, M., van Vuuren, Millar, R., and Allen, M. (2015) The implications of carbon dioxide and methane exchange for the heavy mitigation RCP2.6 scenario under two metrics. Environmental Science and Policy, 51, 77-87
Howarth, N. and Rosenow, J. (2014) Banning the bulb: Institutional evolution and the phased ban of incandescent lighting in Germany, Energy Policy, 67, 737-746.
Kaminker, C. Kawanishi, O., Stewart, F., Caldecott, B. and Howarth, N. (2013) Institutional investors and green infrastructure investments, OECD Working Papers on Insurance and Private Pensions, OECD Publishing, Paris
Caldecott, B. Howarth, N. and McSharry, P. (2013) Straded Assets in Agriculture: Protecting value from environment-related risks, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment Stranded Assets Program, University of Oxford
Howarth, N. (2011) Clean energy technology and the role of non-carbon price-based policy: An evolutionary economics perspective, European Planning Studies, 20, 871-891.
Brohe, A. Eyre, N, and Howarth, N. (2010) Carbon Markets: An international business guide. Earthscan.
Education: D.Phil in Economic Geography (Oxford University), M.Sc. Environmental Change and Management (Oxford University), Bachelor in Economics with honours (Adelaide University)
Nicholas Howarth is an applied economist specializing in economic growth, energy and natural resource and environmental economics. He is currently leading KAPSARC research on energy productivity. He has received several awards for his published work, including recognition for his first book on carbon markets by the American benchmarking journal Choice as a top 25 academic publication in the category of economics in 2010.
He is an experienced policy advisory, thought leader and project manager with strengths in interdisciplinary issues and applied policy gained from working as a ministerial adviser in Australia and in a variety of international roles. He is an experienced lecturer and public speaker on energy productivity, green growth and sustainable development and has presented work at a range of technical and policy fora including meetings of the International Association of Energy Economists and in support of the G20 Energy and Sustainability Working Group and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals processes.