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Diane Coyle

Bennett Professor of Public Policy, Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge E-mail:  [email protected] Research Interests: Economic statistics and the digital economy, competition policy and digital markets, economics of new technologies, natural capital Biography: Diane was previously Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester and has held a number of public service roles… Continue Reading

EPRG Working Paper 1703 (Updated)

EPRG Working Paper 1703  The CMA’s analysis of the retail energy market: an examination using textbook economics by Stephen Littlechild has been updated and published under a new title The CMA’s assessment of customer detriment in the GB retail energy market. To view a new version, please click here Continue Reading

Comment “Competition, Regulation and Price Controls in the GB Retail Energy Market” by S. Littlechild

Stephen Littlechild’s paper “Competition, Regulation and Price Controls in the GB Retail Energy Market” is a revised and updated version of his July 2017 lead article in Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Network, which summarises and appraises the last decade of UK retail energy market regulation. The revised paper has been submitted to Utilities Policy. The full text can be found here The… Continue Reading

S. Littlechild latest submission to CMA

Stephen Littlechild has made a submission to the CMA investigation of the SSE-Npower merger, suggesting that the two companies agree to divest long-standing customers on Standard Variable Tariffs to smaller suppliers in the domestic energy market. He identifies ten respects in which this would increase competition, which is particularly important in present circumstances | PDF… Continue Reading

K. Mohaddes quoted in Albawaba News

Kamiar Mohaddes was quoted in the article “Reneging on the Nuclear Deal Will Isolate America, Empower China, and Distance Europe” by Eleanor Beevor, on Albawaba News, on 28 February 2018. The article also makes a reference of Kamiar’s work “Country-Specific Oil Supply Shocks and the Global Economy: A Counterfactual Analysis” that was written together with… Continue Reading

Report “The Regulation of Retail Competition in US Residential Electricity Markets” by S. Littlechild

Stephen Littlechild wrote a report on US competitive electricity markets “The Regulation of Retail Competition in US Residential Electricity Markets”. The report explains that all competitive retail markets in the US except Texas require incumbent network utilities to offer a default supply service to customers who do not choose a retail supplier, and to do… Continue Reading

Yu Wang

Visiting scholar, Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China Supervisor: David Reiner Research Interests: renewable energy resources assessment, cost-benefit research and policy research, allowance allocation methodology for power sector in China’s national ETS, low carbon city development Continue Reading

Thomas McCarty

Research Assistant Email: [email protected] Supervisor: Chi Kong Chyong and Stuart Scott Research Topic: Operations research in the energy markets Biography: Tom is working as a research assistant with EPRG. He previously obtained an MPhil in Energy Technologies from Cambridge and a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)- Mechanical Engineering at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His current… Continue Reading

Alex O’Cinneide

CEO & Founder Gore Street Capital Email: [email protected] Research Interests: Transition Studies; Energy Policy, Renewable Energy Finance; Climate Change Background: Alex O’Cinneide is CEO and Chair of the Investment Committee of Gore Street Capital, a business he founded in 2015 which is now one of the largest owners and investors in energy storage globally. He previously was… Continue Reading

Presentation “Competition and the UK Retail Energy Market” by S. Littlechild

Stephen Littlechild gave a presentation “Competition and the UK retail energy market: Lessons for Australia?” during AEC Luncheon Seminar in Park Hyatt, Melbourne, Australia on 29 November 2017 | PDF He also presented “Competition and the UK retail energy market” at Meridian Energy Seminars, Wellington, New Zealand on 23 November 2017 | PDF   You can view this presentation here    Continue Reading

EPRG Working Paper 1801

Mahmud I. Imam, Tooraj Jamasb, and Manuel Llorca Sector Reforms and Institutional Corruption: Evidence from Electricity Industry in Sub-Saharan Africa Previously published in January 2018 under the title Power Sector Reform and Corruption: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa. Updated in May 2018 under a new title. Abstract | Non-Technical Summary | PDF   Continue Reading

S. Littlechild latest submission to BEIS

Stephen Littlechild and other former energy regulators of the UK submitted a written evidence to the BEIS Select Committee on pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft domestic gas and electricity (tariff cap) bill  in November 2017. The full text can be found here. On 12 December 2017, S. Littlechild gave evidence in person during the Select Committee meeting. The written… Continue Reading

Eoghan O’Neill

Assistant Professor, Econometric Institute, Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands Email: [email protected] Research Interests: Econometrics, Machine Learning, Energy Economics Biography: Dr. Eoghan O’Neill is an Assistant Professor in the Econometric Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Eoghan received his PhD in 2020, supervised by Dr. Melvyn Weeks. Eoghan’s research focuses on machine learning methods… Continue Reading

Bowei Guo

Assistant Professor, School of Applied Economics, Renmin University of China Email: [email protected] Research Interests: Energy market reform, climate and energy policy, applied economics Background: Dr Bowei Guo is an assistant professor at the School of Applied Economics at Renmin University of China. Bowei received his PhD in July 2020, supervised by Dr Melvyn Weeks and… Continue Reading

Presentation “Oil Prices and the Global Economy: Is It Different This Time Around?” by K. Mohaddes

Kamiar Mohaddes, EPRG Associate Researcher, gave a presentation “Oil Prices and the Global Economy: Is It Different This Time Around?” at the Conference on “Arab Oil Exporters: Coping with a New Global Oil Order”, at the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development on 26-27 November 2017 in Kuwait | PDF   Continue Reading

Chung-Han Yang

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Cultural Resources, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan R.O.C. E-mail: [email protected] Research interests: energy regulations, power market reforms in Greater China (including mainland China and Taiwan), oil & gas, international environmental law  Biography: Chung-Han studied for his Master’s degree as a Chevening Scholar at Cambridge University Law Faculty. He also… Continue Reading

Presentation “Do Sovereign Wealth Funds Dampen the Negative Effects of Commodity Price Volatility?” by K. Mohaddes

Kamiar Mohaddes, EPRG Associate Researcher, gave a presentation “Do Sovereign Wealth Funds Dampen the Negative Effects of Commodity Price Volatility?” at the Workshop on New Perspectives on Political Economy of the Middle East that took place at the University of Oxford on 27-28 October 2017 | PDF    Continue Reading

John Miles

Professor of Transitional Energy Strategies, Arup – Royal Academy of Engineering, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge E-mail:  [email protected] Research Interests: Energy Strategy, Energy Storage and Distribution, Transport, Electric Vehicles Biography: John Miles is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge and is the Arup/Royal Academy of Engineering Professor of Transitional Energy Strategies at the University’s Department of… Continue Reading

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A Review of Gas Security of Supply within Great Britain’s Gas Market – From the Present to 2035

The UK government has published its strategic assessment and review of GB’s Gas security of supply based on a detailed analysis by CEPA using EPRG’s gas market models. Dr Chi Kong Chyong, EPRG Research Associate & Director of Energy Policy Forum, led the modelling work for this review. A summary of this strategic assessment and… Continue Reading

Article “Implications of the current low oil prices for MENA countries” by K. Mohaddes

Kamiar Mohaddes and Mehdi Raissi published an article “Implications of the current low oil prices for MENA countries” on Economic Research Forum website, on 9 October 2017 ‘Oil importers in the region should not overestimate the positive impact of the decline in oil prices on their economies given considerable uncertainty about the persistence of lower oil… Continue Reading