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Dr Simon Mair

Lecturer - Circular Economy & Data Analy

Faculty/Dept/School School of Management
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
Telephone +441274 232167


Simon is an ecological economist. His work focuses on understanding the current economy in order to build a better one. He is currently working on questions of productivity, energy, value and work in sustainable economies. Simon is program lead for the Master in Business Administration in Innovation, Enterprise and Circular Economy, and is working on mainstreaming circular economy across the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum.

Simon was co-investigator on the ESRC funded “Powering Productivity” project, which mapped links between energy, wellbeing and productivity. He was a consultant researcher on the Productivity Insights Network funded project “Redefining SME Productivity Measurement and Assessment for a Low Carbon Economy.” His academic work has been published in Ecological Economics, The Lancet Planetary Health, and The Journal of Cleaner Production, amongst others. In addition to his academic publications he has been published in international outlets including BBC Future, The New European, and Open Democracy. He is currently UK country contact for the European Society of Ecological Economics.


Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleNeoliberal economics, planetary health, and the COVID-19 pandemic: a Marxist ecofeminist analysis (2020)
AuthorsMair, S.,
JournalThe Lancet Planetary Health
TitleA tale of two utopias: Work in a post-growth world (2020)
AuthorsMair S.;Druckman A.;Jackson T.
JournalEcological Economics
TitleHigher Wages for Sustainable Development? Employment and Carbon Effects of Paying a Living Wage in Global Apparel Supply Chains (2019)
AuthorsMair S.;Druckman A.;Jackson T.
JournalEcological Economics
TitleInvestigating fairness in global supply chains: applying an extension of the living wage to the Western European clothing supply chain. (2018)
AuthorsMair S;Druckman A;Jackson T;
JournalInternational Journal of Life Cycle Assessment
TitleThe challenges of applying planetary boundaries as a basis for strategic decision-making in companies with global supply chains (2017)
AuthorsClift R.;Sim S.;King H.;Chenoweth J.;Christie I.;Clavreul J.;Mueller C.;Posthuma L.;Boulay A.;Chaplin-Kramer R.;Chatterton J.;DeClerck F.;Druckman A.;France C.;Franco A.;Gerten D.;Goedkoop M.;Hauschild M.;Huijbregts M.;Koellner T.;Lambin E.;Lee J.;Mair S.;Marshall S.;McLachlan M.;Milà i Canals L.;Mitchell C.;Price E.;Rockström J.;Suckling J.;Murphy R.
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
TitleGlobal inequities and emissions in Western European textiles and clothing consumption (2016)
AuthorsMair S.;Druckman A.;Jackson T.
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
Book Chapters
TitleA Critical Review of the Role of Indicators in Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (2018)
AuthorsMair S.;Jones A.;Ward J.;Christie I.;Druckman A.;Lyon F.
JournalWorld Sustainability Series
TitleFairness and Globalisation in the Western European Clothing Supply Chain (2017)
AuthorsMair, S., Druckman, A., Jackson, T.
JournalThe Social Effects of Global Trade
PublisherJenny Stanford Publishing
Published Reports
Title ‘Redefining SME Productivity Measurement and Assessment for a Low Carbon Economy’ (2020)
AuthorsOwen, R.; Harrer, T.; Lodh, S.; Pates, R.; and Mair., S.
PublisherProductivity Insights Network
TitleWellbeing and productivity: a review of the literature (2020)
AuthorsIsham, A.; Mair, S.; Jackson, T.
PublisherCentre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity
TitleEnergy and Productivity—a review of the literature (2020)
AuthorsElkomy, S; Mair, S; Jackson, T.
PublisherCentre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity
TitleMapping Method Report (2020)
AuthorsBoehnert, J.; Mair, S.; Landa-Avila, C.
PublisherCentre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity