Welcome to michaeljacobs.org. Here you'll find information on my current activities and some of the things I've done in the past.
My primary role at present is as a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research, where I have also taken on the position of Acting Associate Director of the Energy, Transport and Climate team.
I am also Visiting Professor in the Department of Political Science / School of Public Policy at University College London, where my interests focus on the political economy of capitalism and environmental and social democratic thought. My book co-edited with Mariana Mazzucato, Rethinking Capitalism: Economic Policy for Sustainable and Equitable Growth, will be published by Wiley Blackwell in July 2016.
I have been a Visiting Professor at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics since 2010.
From 2013-16 I was a Senior Adviser to the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate and its New Climate Economy project. In that role I worked closely with a number of governments, international organisations and NGOs in the run-up to the UN conference on climate change in Paris in December 2015. I was a lead author of and director of strategy for the Global Commission's report Better Growth, Better Climate, published in September 2014, and directed its second report, Seizing the Global Opportunity: Partnerships for Better Growth and a Better Climate, published in July 2015.
I was until early 2014 Co-Editor of The Political Quarterly, and remain on its editorial board.
This site includes information on my work over the last few years on international and European climate change and economic policy and energy and climate policy in the UK; my various writings on social democratic and progressive political thought; and other observations on British politics.
It also includes my biographical details and a list of my writing and publications, recent and older.
I’m always grateful to receive feedback and comments, and information on interesting ideas and initiatives in my fields. My contact details are also here.
I post occasionally (but only very occasionally) on Twitter @michaelujacobs.