Dr Tim Foxon
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Affiliation: Sustainability Research Institute
Dr Tim Foxon is a Reader in Sustainability & Innovation in the Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds. He is a member of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the new Centre for Integrated Energy Research at Leeds. His research focuses on innovation systems and processes for a transition to a low carbon economy. He is interested in how path dependency arises through co-evolution of technologies and institutions (social rule systems), how this can lead to lock-in of particular paths, and how policies to promote diversity of options and long-term thinking can help to overcome such lock-in. His current research focuses on Realising transition pathways to a UK low carbon electricity system (EPSRC), examing business models for local low carbon infrastructure (EPSRC/ESRC), and the relations between energy use and economic growth. He was a co-investigator on research examining Transition pathways to a low carbon economy, supported by EPSRC and E.On UK, as well as on an EPSRC project on future energy decision making for cities, and leader of an ESRC research seminar series on Complexity economics for sustainability. He was previously a Research Councils UK Academic Fellow at the University of Leeds, and Research Associate/Lecturer at Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge.
Current research projects
- iBUILD: Infrastructure Business models, valuation and innovation for local delivery (EPSRC/ESRC, 2013-17)
- Systemic approaches to low-carbon transitions (ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, 2014-18)
- Economic growth and energy demand (UK Energy Research Centre, 2015-18)
Completed research projects
- Realising Transition Pathways (EPSRC, 2012-16)
- Low carbon skills and governance (ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, 2011-13)
- Future Energy Decision Making for Cities (EPSRC, 2009-13)
- RCUK Academic Fellowship (RCUK, 2007-12)
- Transition Pathways to a Low Carbon Economy (EPSRC/E.On, 2008-12)
- Complexity Economics for Sustainability (ESRC seminar series, 2008-10)
Current PhD students
- Liz Morgan - Ways of framing climate change to drive material scale mitigation and adaption strategies of large consumer-facing businesses (2012-17)
- Lina Brand - Energy services and human needs (2015-18)
Completed PhD students
- Ronan Bolton - Socio-Technical Transitions and Infrastructure Networks: the cases of electricity and heat distribution in the UK (2011)
- Matthew Hannon - Co-evolution of innovative business models and sustainability transitions: The case of the Energy Service Company (ESCo) model and the UK energy system (2012)
- Dan O'Neill - Measuring progress towards a socially sustainable steady state economy (2012)
- Marco Sakai - How would reductions in consumption-induced emissions in the North affect development in the South? (2013)
- Sam Pickard - Oxygen-enriched biomass combustion studies and an analysis of the development of the carbon capture and storage industry in the UK (2014)
- Hannah James - Overcoming barriers to microgeneration in new homes: coevolutionary analysis and attitudes to different deployment models (2015)
- Ray Edmunds - Integration of variable renewable generation into electricity systems (2015)
- Paul Brockway - National level energy use, rebound and economic growth: Insights from useful work and exergy analysis (2016)
- Erica (Rici) Marshall - Modelling the delivery of low carbon energy service in residential buildings (2016)
Areas for PhD supervision
- Low carbon innovation
- Technological and institutional change
- Energy policy
- low-carbon innovation
- UK energy policy
- sustainable innovation
- technological and institutional change.
- Hall S; Foxon TJ; Bolton R (2017) Investing in low-carbon transitions: energy finance as an adaptive market, Climate Policy, 17, pp.280-298. doi: 10.1080/14693062.2015.1094731
- Morgan E; Tallontire A; Foxon TJ (2017) Large UK retailers' initiatives to reduce consumers' emissions: a systematic assessment, Journal of Cleaner Production, 140, pp.227-238. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.08.069
- Hannon MJ; Foxon TJ; Gale WF (2015) 'Demand pull' government policies to support Product-Service System activity: The case of Energy Service Companies (ESCos) in the UK, Journal of Cleaner Production, 108, pp.1-16. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.05.082
- Brockway PE; Steinberger JK; Barrett JR; Foxon TJ (2015) Understanding China's past and future energy demand: An exergy efficiency and decomposition analysis, Applied Energy, 155, pp.892-903. doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.05.082
- Foxon TJ; Bale CSE; Busch J; Bush R; Hall S; Roelich K (2015) Low carbon infrastructure investment: extending business models for sustainability, Infrastructure Complexity, 2, . doi: 10.1186/s40551-015-0009-4
- Bolton R; Foxon TJ (2015) Infrastructure transformation as a socio-technical process - Implications for the governance of energy distribution networks in the UK, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 90, pp.538-550. doi: 10.1016/j.techfore.2014.02.017
- Bale CSE; Varga L; Foxon TJ (2015) Energy and complexity: New ways forward, Applied Energy, 138, pp.150-159. doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.10.057
- Bolton R; Foxon TJ (2014) A socio-technical perspective on low carbon investment challenges - Insights for UK energy policy, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 14, pp.165-181. doi: 10.1016/j.eist.2014.07.005
- Brockway PE; Barrett JR; Foxon TJ; Steinberger JK (2014) Divergence of trends in US and UK aggregate exergy efficiencies 1960-2010., Environ Sci Technol, 48, pp.9874-9881. doi: 10.1021/es501217t
- Edmunds RK; Cockerill TT; Foxon TJ; Ingham DB; Pourkashanian M (2014) Technical benefits of energy storage and electricity interconnections in future British power systems, Energy, 70, pp.577-587. doi: 10.1016/j.energy.2014.04.041
- Arapostathis S; Pearson PJG; Foxon TJ (2014) UK natural gas system integration in the making, 1960-2010: Complexity, transitional uncertainties and uncertain transitions, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 11, pp.87-102. doi: 10.1016/j.eist.2014.01.004
- Hall S; Foxon TJ (2014) Values in the Smart Grid: The co-evolving political economy of smart distribution, Energy Policy, 74, pp.600-609. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2014.08.018
- Bale CSE; McCullen NJ; Foxon TJ; Rucklidge AB; Gale WF (2014) Modeling diffusion of energy innovations on a heterogeneous social network and approaches to integration of real-world data, Complexity, 19, pp.83-94. doi: 10.1002/cplx.21523
- Bale CSE; McCullen NJ; Foxon TJ; Rucklidge AM; Gale WF (2013) Harnessing social networks for promoting adoption of energy technologies in the domestic sector, Energy Policy, 63, pp.833-844. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.09.033
- Pickard S; Foxon TJ (2013) The state of development of the UK CCS industry: An expert questionnaire and systems-based approach, Energy Procedia, 37, pp.7613-7621. doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2013.06.707
- Foxon TJ (2013) Managing the transition towards sustainable regimes: A coevolutionary approach, pp.115-132. doi: 10.4324/9780203117989
- Hannon MJ; Foxon TJ; Gale WF (2013) The co-evolutionary relationship between energy service companies and the UK energy system: Implications for a low-carbon transition, Energy Policy, 61, pp.1031-1045. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.06.009
- Bolton R; Foxon TJ (2013) Urban infrastructure dynamics: Market regulation and the shaping of district energy in UK cities, Environment and Planning A, 45, pp.2194-2211. doi: 10.1068/a45575
- Foxon TJ; Steinberger JK (2013) Energy efficiency and economic growth: a coevolutionary perspective and implications for a low carbon transition, .
- Foxon TJ; Pearson PJ (2013) The UK low carbon energy transition: Prospects and challenges, .
- Foxon TJ (2013) Responding to the financial crisis: Need for a new economics, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 6, pp.126-128. doi: 10.1016/j.eist.2012.12.002
- McCullen NJ; Rucklidge AM; Bale CSE; Foxon TJ; Gale WF (2013) Multiparameter Models of Innovation Diffusion on Complex Networks, SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems, 12, pp.515-532. doi: 10.1137/120885371
- Foxon TJ; Pearson PJG; Arapostathis S; Carlsson-Hyslop A; Thornton J (2013) Branching points for transition pathways: Assessing responses of actors to challenges on pathways to a low carbon future, Energy Policy, 52, pp.146-158. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.04.030
- Foxon TJ (2013) Transition pathways for a UK low carbon electricity future, Energy Policy, 52, pp.10-24. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.04.001
- Jagger N; Foxon T; Gouldson A (2013) Skills constraints and the low carbon transition, Climate Policy, 13, pp.43-57. doi: 10.1080/14693062.2012.709079
- Foxon TJ; Köhler J; Michie J; Oughton C (2013) Towards a new complexity economics for sustainability, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 37, pp.187-208. doi: 10.1093/cje/bes057
- Pearson PJG; Foxon TJ (2012) A low carbon industrial revolution? Insights and challenges from past technological and economic transformations, Energy Policy, 50, pp.117-127. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.07.061
- Bale CSE; Foxon TJ; Hannon MJ; Gale WF (2012) Strategic energy planning within local authorities in the UK: A study of the city of Leeds, Energy Policy, 48, pp.242-251. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.05.019
- Teschner N; McDonald A; Foxon TJ; Paavola J (2012) Integrated transitions toward sustainability: The case of water and energy policies in Israel, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 79, pp.457-468. doi: 10.1016/j.techfore.2011.08.013
- Foxon T (2012) Energy 2050: Making the Transition to a Secure Low Carbon Energy System, ENERGY JOURNAL, 33, pp.225-226.
- Foxon T (2012) The rationale for policy interventions from an innovation systems perspective, Governing Technology for Sustainability, pp.129-147. doi: 10.4324/9781849771511
- Foxon TJ (2011) Governing a low carbon energy transition: lessons from UK and Dutch approaches, In: Galarraga I; Gonzales-Eguino M; Markandya A (Ed) Handbook of Sustainable Energy, Edward Elgar Publishing.
- Foxon TJ (2011) A coevolutionary framework for analysing a transition to a sustainable low carbon economy, ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS, 70, pp.2258-2267. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2011.07.014
- Foxon TJ (2011) Systems of innovation: national, regional and technological innovation systems, In: Dietz S; Michie J; Oughton C (Ed) Political Economy of the Environment, Routledge Studies in Contemporary Political Economy, Routledge, pp.117-131.
- Foxon TJ (2011) Policy support for environmental innovation, In: Dietz S; Michie J; Oughton C (Ed) Political Economy of the Environment, Routledge Studies in Contemporary Political Economy, Routledge, pp.132-143.
- Bolton R; Foxon TJ (2011) Governing Infrastructure Networks for a Low Carbon Economy: Co-Evolution of Technologies and Institutions in UK Electricity Distribution Networks, Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, 12, pp.2-26.
- Marigo N; Foxon TJ; Pearson PJ (2010) Chinese low-carbon innovation: developing technological capabilities in the solar photovoltaic manufacturing industry, Journal of Knowledge-Based Innovation in China, 2, pp.253-268.
- Foxon TJ; Hammond GP; Pearson PJG (2010) Developing transition pathways for a low carbon electricity system in the UK, TECHNOL FORECAST SOC, 77, pp.1203-1213. doi: 10.1016/j.techfore.2010.04.002
- Foxon TJ (2010) Stimulating investment in energy materials and technologies to combat climate change: an overview of learning curve analysis and niche market support, PHILOS T R SOC A, 368, pp.3469-3483. doi: 10.1098/rsta.2010.0106
- Nye M; Whitmarsh L; Foxon T (2010) Sociopsychological perspectives on the active roles of domestic actors in transition to a lower carbon electricity economy, ENVIRON PLANN A, 42, pp.697-714. doi: 10.1068/a4245
- Foxon TJ (2010) Energy for the Future: A New Agenda, ENVIRON VALUE, 19, pp.130-132.
- Parrish BD; Foxon TJ (2009) Sustainability entrepreneurship and equitable transitions to a low-carbon economy, Greener Management International, 55, pp.47-62.
- Bonilla D; Foxon T (2009) Demand for New Car Fuel Economy in the UK, 1970-2005, J TRANSP ECON POLICY, 43, pp.55-83.
- Foxon T; Reed M; Stringer L (2009) Governing long-term social-ecological change: what can the adaptive management and transition management approaches learn from each other?, Environmental Policy and Governance, 19, pp.3-20. doi: 10.1002/eet.496
- Foxon T; Stringer LC; Reed MS (2008) Approaches to governing long-term social-ecological change: Comparing adaptive management and transition management, Oekologisches Wirtschaften, pp.20-22.
- Foxon T; Kohler J; Oughton C (2008) Innovation for a Low Carbon Economy: Economic, Institutional and Management Approaches, Edward Elgar.
- Strachan N; Foxon T; Fujino J (2008) Policy implications from the Low-Carbon Society (LCS) modelling project, CLIMATE POLICY, 8, pp.S17-S29. doi: 10.3763/cpol.2007.0488
- Strachan N; Foxon T; Fujino J (2008) Low-Carbon Society (LCS) modelling, CLIM POLICY, 8, pp.S3-S4. doi: 10.3763/cpol.2008.0538
- Barker T; Scrieciu SS; Foxon T (2008) Achieving the G8 50% target: modelling induced and accelerated technological change using the macro-econometric model E3MG, CLIMATE POLICY, 8, pp.S30-S45. doi: 10.3763/cpol.2007.0490
- Foxon T; Pearson P (2008) Overcoming barriers to innovation and diffusion of cleaner technologies: some features of a sustainable innovation policy regime, J CLEAN PROD, 16, pp.S148-S161. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2007.10.011
- Barker T; Ekins P; Foxon T (2007) The macro-economic rebound effect and the UK economy, ENERG POLICY, 35, pp.4935-4946. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2007.04.009
- Barker T; Ekins P; Foxon T (2007) Macroeconomic effects of efficiency policies for energy-intensive industries: The case of the UK Climate Change Agreements, 2000-2010, ENERG ECON, 29, pp.760-778. doi: 10.1016/j.eneco.2006.12.008
- Foxon T; Pearson P (2007) Towards improved policy processes for promoting innovation in renewable electricity technologies in the UK , Energy Policy, 35, pp.1539-1550. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2006.04.009
- Foxon TJ (2007) Innovation impacts of environmental policies, In: Marinova D; Annandale D; Phillimore J (Ed) International Handbook on Environment and Technology Management, Edward Elgar, pp.119-139.
- Foxon TJ (2007) Technological lock-in and the role of innovation, In: Atkinson G; Dietz S; Neumayer E (Ed) Handbook of Sustainable Development, Edward Elgar, pp.140-152.
- Kohler J; Barker T; Pan H; Agnolucci P; Ekins P; Foxon T; Anderson D; Winne S; Dewick P; Miozzo M; Green K (2007) New lessons for technology policy and climate change: investment for innovation, CLIM POLICY, 7, pp.156-161.
- Foxon T (2006) Bounded rationality and hierarchical complexity: Two paths from Simon to ecological and evolutionary economics, ECOL COMPLEX, 3, pp.361-368. doi: 10.1016/j.ecocom.2007.02.010
- Barker TS; Foxon T (2006) The Macro-economic Rebound Effect and the UK Economy, .
- Foxon T; Gross R; Chase A; Howes J; Arnall A; Anderson D (2005) UK innovation systems for new and renewable energy technologies: drivers, barriers and systems failures, Energy Policy, 33, pp.2123-2137. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2004.04.011
- Foxon T; Pearson P; Makuch Z; Mata M (2005) Transforming policy processes to promote sustainable innovation: some guiding principles, Imperial College London.
- Weisser D; Foxon TJ (2003) Implications of seasonal and diurnal variations of wind velocity for power output estimation of a turbine: a case study of Grenada, INT J ENERG RES, 27, pp.1165-1179. doi: 10.1002/er.938
- Gross R; Foxon T (2003) Policy support for innovation to secure improvements in resource productivity, International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, 3, pp.118-130. doi: 10.1504/IJETM.2003.003399
- Foxon T (2003) Inducing innovation for a low-carbon future: drivers, barriers and policies, Carbon Trust.
- Foxon TJ; McIlkenny G; Gilmour D; Oltean-Dumbrava C; Souter N; Ashley R; Butler D; Pearson P; Jowitt P; Moir J (2002) Sustainability criteria for decision support in the UK water industry, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 45, pp.285-301. doi: 10.1080/09640560220116341
- Ashley R; Blackwood D; Butler D; Jowitt P; Oltean-Dumbrava C; Davies J; McIlkenny G; Foxon T; Gilmour D; Smith H; Cavill S; Leach M; Pearson P; Gouda H; Samson W; Souter N; Hendry S; Moir J; Bouchart F (2002) Making more sustainable decisions for asset investment in the water industry - Sustainable water industry asset resource decisions - The SWARD project, Global Solutions for Urban Drainage, pp.1-16.