Research Interests: Energy Planning; Energy Access; Smartgrids; and Energy Governance
Morgan Bazilian is Lead Energy Specialist at the World Bank. He has over two decades of experience in the energy sector – and is regarded as a leading expert in international policy. His work has ranged from fiscal policy, to systems analysis, to infrastructure investment, to market regulation and governance in all areas of energy policy from upstream oil and gas to power systems. He holds a Ph.D. in energy analysis and was a Fulbright Fellow. He has published widely in the peer-reviewed literature, and his 2008 book: “Analytical Methods for Energy Diversity and Security” is a seminal work in the field. Dr. Bazilian is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council on Energy, is Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, and a Research Associate at Cambridge. Previously he was a Deputy Director at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with a focus on unconventional gas and oil. Prior to that, Morgan worked in the United Nations on energy access issues. In this role he was deeply engaged with the design and implementation of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative, and managed UN-Energy. Prior to this post, he worked in the Irish Government as Chef de Cabinet for the Energy Minister, and was the Deputy CEO of the Irish National Energy Agency. He was also the European Union’s lead negotiator on low-carbon technology at the international UNFCCC climate negotiations.