David I Stern
David Stern is a professor in the Crawford School of Policy at The Australian National University and Director of the International and Development Economics Program. He is an energy and environmental economist, whose research focuses on the role of energy in growth and development and environmental impacts including climate change. He is also interested in research assessment. David is currently the chief investigator for an ARC Discovery Project on "Energy Efficiency Innovation, Diffusion and the Rebound Effect" and is one of six theme leaders for a UK Department for International Development funded project on electricity and economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. He was a lead author for the chapter on Drivers, Trends, and Mitigation in Working Group III’s contribution to the IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report. He was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2016. He is an associate editor of Ecological Economics and on the editorial boards of Nature Energy and Open Economics and is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.