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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Emre Usenmez leverages his knowledge of economics, law, and finance to deliver insights into key sustainability challenges. His main research interests are in energy and natural resources, legal and regulatory mechanisms, public choice, sustainable finance, and economic theory and law. He also supervises economics at Gonville & Caius, and he is a research associate at Emmanuel College.


Previously, Emre was a Senior Lecturer in Law and Senior Lecturer in Finance both at the University of Aberdeen and served as a University Dean for Internationalization. For more than a decade he taught finance and law at undergraduate, postgraduate, and executive education levels. Prior to joining academia, he was working in the natural resources sector. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds a PhD in Economics, Finance and Law, an MSc in Economics and Finance and an LLM in Law from the University of Aberdeen, as well as a BSc in Economics and a BA in Political Science from the North Carolina State University.

Course Director, Master’s in Sustainability Leadership (Continuous Route)