Paul Brockway

  • University Academic Fellow - University of Leeds

Research interests

My research is focussed on studying macroeconomic energy-economy interactions, through primarily the lens of exergy analysis. Exergy is considered as 'available energy', and enables the study of the energy conversion chain from primary to final to useful stages - where it is lost in exchange for energy services.

My work spans various energy-economy fields, including societal exergy analysis; energy rebound; energy-economy decoupling; the role of (thermodynamic) energy efficiency on economic growth; energy return on investment (EROI).  I work within a network of international researchers in the field of exergy economics, and act as one of the conveners of this network, whcih has an outward facing website: https://exergyeconomics.wordpress.com/