Hector Pollitt

Hector is the Head of Modelling at Cambridge Econometrics. He holds overall responsibility for maintenance and application of E3ME and has worked with the model for more than 15 years.


In this time he has overseen the development of E3ME and has led on Cambridge Econometrics’ contributions to several high-profile EU Impact Assessments, including the recent long-term climate strategy, the Clean Energy Package and the Work-Life Balance Directive. He also coordinated inputs to the 2018 New Climate Economy report and IRENA’s recent macroeconomic analysis.


Looking beyond Cambridge Econometrics’ models, Hector is experienced in reviewing and comparing the advantages and disadvantages of different modelling approaches. He has previously worked with the UNFCCC and European Commission to better understand economic modelling.


Hector is also a departmental fellow of the C-EENRG centre at the University of Cambridge. In 2015 he was co-editor of the book Low Carbon, Sustainable Future in East Asia: How to improve the energy system, taxation and policy cooperation. A full publication list is provided below.