School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Neil Chalmers

I have recently completed my PhD (please see CV for more details Link text) titled "Demand for low carbon food products" which was motivated due to food based carbon dioxide equivalent emissions (CO2e) being a major contributor to Scotland's total greenhouse gas emissions. I modelled carbon consumption taxes and the likely effects of the tax on the demand for food products. I was educated at the University of Stirling where I received a BA (Hons) in Economics. I then moved to Denmark and received an MSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Copenhagen. While at the University of Copenhagen, I developed an interest in modelling the likely effects of agricultural and environmental policies. This led me to complete an internship with the Scottish Agricultural College focussing on modelling policy implications for Scotland. My main interests are the economics of consumer behaviour and carbon policy.

Publications:

Chalmers, N. G., Brander, M. & Revoredo-Giha, C. 2015. The implications of empirical and 1: 1 substitution ratios for consequential LCA: using a 1% tax on whole milk as an illustrative example. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 20(9): pp.1268-1276.

Chalmers, N. & Shackley, S. 2015. Do Economists Really Know Best? Climate Change and Climate Policy, 26(3): pp.559. (Book review)

Chalmers, N. G., Revoredo-Giha, C. & Hansen, H. O. 2012. Har reformen af EU's sukkerordning i 2006 påvirket efterspørgslen efter sukkerprodukter i Skotland? Tidsskrift for landøkonomi, 198(3): pp.181.

Conferences:

Chalmers, N. G., Revoredo-Giha, C. & Shackley, S. (2015) Improving vitamin D intake through carbon consumption taxes [Online]. Agricultural Economics Society (AES) 2015 Conference: AES. Available: http://www.aes.ac.uk/upload_area/member_documents/Neil_Chalmers_AES%20Vitamin%20D%20paper%20010415.pdf

Please see my Curriculum Vitae Link text [Neil Kayak1]