Mara Hammerle

Expertise: Energy and climate economics, Public policy

Dr Mara Hammerle is an economist and public policy analyst who specialises in energy and climate economics. Prior to commencing at the Centre for Policy Development she held a research position at the McKell Institute.

She holds a PhD from the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU where she worked with government and industry assessing the impacts of ACT energy policy on households.

Her academic work has been published in Energy Economics, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Economic Record among others.


The Green Goods report lays out a practical pathway for governments to work together on
More than 30 state and federal government officials, investors, and leaders representing businesses and workers
CPD made a submission to Treasury providing feedback and recommendations on their exposure draft of
The Purpose of Government Pulse explores attitude reasearch on key questions about the purpose of
Explore the data and examine changes over time, and between different demographics, with the Purpose
Australia's Sustainable Finance Strategy is a submission by the Centre for Policy Development to the

In the media

Local transition plans for Australian regions affected by climate transition should be built “from the ground up” to strengthen resilience and adaptability, rather than adopting a one size fits all approach that focuses just on replacing fossil fuel industries
Coal and natural gas production hubs in Australia, one of the top exporters of the fossil fuels, should diversify their economies and can’t rely on potential new industries such as green hydrogen to preserve jobs, according to a study.
Australian coal mining regions need a steady supply of teachers, healthcare workers, volunteers and entrepreneurs to adapt and prosper as the world moves away from fossil fuels.
Coal-producing parts of the country are looking ahead to their future beyond the industry, and what sort of economies they need to build. A new report from the Centre for Policy Development...