Professor David Stern

BA (Jerusalem), M.Sc (London), PhD (Boston)
Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy
College of Asia & the Pacific

Areas of expertise

  • Environment And Resource Economics 140205
  • Economic Development And Growth 140202

Research interests

Energy and economic growth, economic development and pollution emissions, climate change, applied time series econometrics, meta-analysis.


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 is an associate editor of Ecological Economics and on the editorial boards of Nature Energy and Open Economics. Last year he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

For more information and a complete publication list please see David’s website:



Projects and Grants

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