Dr Thomas Longden

Fellow, Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific Grand Challenge
Crawford School of Public Policy

Dr Thomas Longden is a Fellow working on the ANU Energy Change Institute's Grand Challenge - Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific. He is based at the Crawford School of Public Policy.

Before joining ANU in 2019, Dr Longden was based at UTS, Macquarie University, the University of Sydney and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) in Milan, Italy.

Thomas holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and his main areas of research interest are applied econometrics, environmental economics, energy economics and health economics.

His work on energy, applied econometrics and technological change has been published in leading international journals (including Climatic Change, Energy, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Energy Policy and Health Economics).

Thomas was a Contributing Author on the AR5 WGIII Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report titled Mitigation of Climate Change.


Research interests

  • Environment And Resource Economics
  • Econometric And Statistical Methods
  • Economic Models And Forecasting
  • Health Economics


  • Longden, T, Quilty, S, Haywood, P et al. 2020, 'Heat-related mortality: an urgent need to recognise and record', The Lancet Planetary Health, vol. 4, pp. e171.
  • Longden, T 2019, 'Temperature-related mortality and climate change in Australia', The Lancet Planetary Health, vol. 3, pp. e121-e121.
  • van der Linden, N, Longden, T, Richards, J et al 2019, 'The use of an 'acclimatisation' heatwave measure to compare temperature-related demand for emergency services in Australia, Botswana, Netherlands, Pakistan, and USA', PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 1-14.
  • Callaghan, C, Benson, I, Major, R et al 2019, 'Birds are valuable: the case of vagrants', Journal of Ecotourism, vol. Online.
  • Longden, T 2019, 'The impact of temperature on mortality across different climate zones', Climatic Change, Volume 157, Issue 2, pp 221–242.
  • Longden, T, Wong, C, Haywood, P et al 2018, 'The prevalence of persistence and related health status: An analysis of persistently high healthcare costs in the short term and medium term', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 211, pp. 147-156.
  • Longden, T 2018, 'Measuring temperature-related mortality using endogenously determined thresholds', Climatic Change, vol. 150, no. 3-4, pp. 343-375.
  • Keighley, T, Longden, T, Mathew, S et al 2018, 'Quantifying catastrophic and climate impacted hazards based on local expert opinions', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 205, pp. 262-273.
  • Longden, T, Hall, J & van Gool, K 2018, 'Supplier-induced demand for urgent after-hours primary care services', Health Economics, vol. 27, pp. 1594-1608.
  • Carrara, S & Longden, T 2017, 'Freight futures: The potential impact of road freight on climate policy', Transportation Research: Part D Transport and Environment, vol. 55, pp. 359-372.
  • Kriegler, E, Riahi, K, Bauer, N et al. 2015, 'Making or breaking climate targets: The AMPERE study on staged accession scenarios for climate policy', Technological Forecasting and Social Change, vol. 90, pp. 24-44.
  • Longden, T, Moutou, C, Stopher, P et al. 2015, The Challenges and Opportunities of In-depth Analysis of Multi-day and Multi-year Data, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, vol. 49(4), pages 579-602
  • Longden, T 2014, 'Travel intensity and climate policy: The influence of different mobility futures on the diffusion of battery integrated vehicles', Energy Policy, vol. 72, pp. 219-234.
  • Pietzcker, R, Longden, T, Chen, W et al 2014, 'Long-term transport energy demand and climate policy: Alternative visions on transport decarbonization in energy-economy models', Energy, vol. 64, pp. 95-108.