Peter Calow

cost-benefit analysis; economic policy; energy and environment; environmental policy; science and technology; sustainable development

Peter Calow is a professor in the Humphrey School's Science, Technology, and the Environment Area. He has held faculty positions in the USA, Denmark, and Britain. In addition, Professor Calow has had a number of government advisory positions in the UK, Denmark, and for the European Commission. His current interests are centered on barriers to the use of science in public policy and include concerns about relevance, bias, and effective communication. He has published more than 300 papers and 20 books.

Selected Writings

CALOW, P. (2014) Environmental risk assessors as honest brokers or stealth advocates. Risk Analysis, 34, 1972 - 1977. DOI: 10.1111/risa.12225

Full list of publications and presentations (PDF)

In The Media

In this letter, Professor Peter Calow responds to an article discussing ecological risk assessments in the United States and in Europe. 

September 8, 2017