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Dr Lee Stapleton

Post:Research Fellow (The Sussex Energy Group)

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Biography

BSc (Hons), Environmental Economics and Management University of York, 1997-2000;

NERC funded PhD, Environmental Modelling Universty of Nottingham, 2001-2005;

Associate Lecturer (part-time), Environmental Sciences Open University, 2004-2007;

Research Associate, Agri-Environmental Economics University of Newcastle, 2006-2007;

Research Fellow, Energy Econometrics University of Sussex, 2007-2011;

Research Fellow, Sustainable Development University of Brighton, 2012-2013;

Research Fellow, Energy Econometrics University of Sussex, 2013- 

Role

Research Fellow in SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit) and Research Fellow in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.  

I work, principally, in the EPSRC-funded Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand CIED) within the Sussex Energy Group. There, my research focusses on the application of time-series (static, dynamic and co-integrating) regression models to estimate so-called 'rebound effects' in the transport sector. Technical improvements in vehicle fuel efficiency mean that people have more money to spend. It is difficult to find examples of things to spend money on which do not involve energy inputs. So, what are the net energy savings from improved vehicle fuel efficiency? This work ls led by Sussex in collaboration with Tim Schwanen at Oxford.