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Gregor Semieniuk

Professor, Economics, UMass

Gregor Semieniuk is an Assistant Research Professor at the Political Economy Research Institute and the Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research focuses on the energy and resource requirements of global economic growth and on the political economy of rapid, policy-induced structural change that is required for the transition to a low-carbon economy. Gregor has published on these topics including in Nature Climate Change and Nature Energy, consulted for the United Nations Environment Program, the European Commission and the UK government, and won grants to study policies inducing investments into renewable energy supply as well as the risks for financial investors from a fast transition to a low-carbon economy. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the New School for Social Research.