Chris Hope and Mark Thompson are awarded the Research Impact Award for their work on climate change modelling and public service transformation through technology.
The first annual Research Impact Award at Cambridge Judge Business School has been awarded to faculty members Chris Hope and Mark Thompson for their work on, respectively, climate change modelling and the transformation of public services through technology. The awards were announced by Cambridge Judge Director Christoph Loch at the School’s faculty meeting on 1 June.
Chris Hope, Reader in Policy Modelling, created the PAGE model (for Policy Analysis of the Greenhouse Effect), which is an Integrated Assessment Model of climate change that estimates the costs and benefits of climate change policies. The model has been used extensively by government agencies in the UK and US, and by international agencies such as the International Monetary Fund, and has shaped global debate in this area.
Mark Thompson, University Senior Lecturer in Information Systems, has led efforts to use “open architecture” technology to transform public services in the UK to make them more cost efficient. His work has helped improve accessibility of services and the service outsourcing industries, and has prompted politicians to explain how sustainable public services will be organised and delivered in new ways.
The Research Impact Awards recognise the impact of the School’s research on the School’s non-academic stakeholders, based on the reach and significance of the impact.