Clive Hamilton is an Australian author and public intellectual. He holds an arts degree from the Australian National University and an economics degree from the University of Sydney. He completed a doctorate in the economics of development at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. Since 2008 he has been Professor of Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University in Canberra and has held visiting academic positions at Yale University, the University of Oxford, University College London and Sciences Po in Paris.
Clive has published on a wide range of subjects but is best known for his books, a number of which have been best-sellers. They include Growth Fetish (2003), Affluenza (with Richard Denniss, 2005), Silencing Dissent (edited with Sarah Maddison, 2007), Requiem for a Species: Why we resist the truth about climate change, (2010) and What Do We Want? The story of protest in Australia (2016).