Jonathan's current research is focused on analysing the effects of climate variability, climate shocks, and climate policy on individual, household, and firm behaviour, building upon and testing economic and behavioural theory using econometric and statistical models.
Primary fields are environmental economics and development economics, with secondary fields being labour economics, international trade and industrial organisation.
Before starting his PhD in Environmental Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Jonathan graduated with a BA(Hons) in Economics and MSc Economics from the University of Exeter. During that time, he specialised in Development Economics and Public Economics.
Environmental and resource economics;
Colmer, J. November 2011. Asymmetry, optimal transfers and international environmental agreements. Working Paper, Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, Leeds and London, UK. Download PDF of paper (1.31MB)
Fankhauser, S., Ranger, N., Colmer, J., Fisher, S., Surminski, S., Stainforth, D., and Williamson, A. March 2013. An Independent National Adaptation Programme for England. Policy brief, Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, Leeds and London, UK. External link to full report (PDF, 624KB) | Appendices (PDF, 700KB)