UCL Energy Institute

Dr Matthew Winning

Dr Matthew Winning

Research Associate

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
15th Oct 2012

Research summary

Matthew's main research focus is on the macroeconomic impacts of environmental policies. His research interests include climate change policy, circular economy, green growth, low carbon transitions, and macroeconomic modelling. 

He has published on the economics of the Paris Agreement, improved global economic modelling of the role of scrap steel in the circular economy, the role of negative emissions technologies in achieving deep decarbonisation towards 1.5oC, and the links between energy system and macroeconomic models.

His PhD focussed on the institutions and instruments related to UK climate change policy including an analysis of the UK Committee on Climate Change and the implementation of a UK carbon tax using Input-Output and Computable General Equilibrium models.

Teaching summary

Matthew has experience in tutoring micro and macro-economics at all undergraduate levels and has given numerous MSc lectures on environmentally-extended economic modelling concerning climate, energy and resource policy.


University of Strathclyde
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2013


Dr Matthew Winning is a Research Associate at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources. He provides economic analysis, macroeconomic modelling and energy system modelling on the subjects of climate policy, green growth, the circular economy, and low-carbon transitions. He undertook his PhD in the Fraser of Allander Institute at the University of Strathclyde. 

Matthew is also involved in Public Engagement activities on communicating climate change including being a member of the UCL Policy Commission on Communicating Climate Science. He has performed three different comedy shows about climate change at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and many science festivals Matthew has a TEDx talk with over 30,000 views and has appeared on BBC Scotland, BBC Three, Sky News, Dave, BBC Radio Scotland, The Now Show on BBC Radio 4, BBC London, and written pieces for Guardian, Metro, Scotsman, New Statesman and Sunday Post.