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Jevgenijs Steinbuks

Jevgenijs Steinbuks Economist, Development Research Group, The World Bank Purdue University Ph.D. Economics (George Washington University), M.Sc. Economics (University of Warwick), B.S.S. Economics (University of Latvia) Tel: +1 202 473 9345  Email: [email protected] Research Interest: Regulation of electricity markets; investment under uncertainty in electric power infrastructure and other irreversible assets; links between financial markets and energy… Continue Reading

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Danny Ralph

Professor of Operations Research, Cambridge Judge Business School; Director of Research, Acting Director of the Cambridge Centre for Energy Studies (CCES); Academic Director of the Centre for Risk Studies (CRS); Director of Studies in Management Studies and Fellow of Churchill College BSc (Univ. of Melbourne), MS, PhD (Univ. of Wisconsin) Telephone: +44 1223 766637 Email: [email protected]Continue Reading

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Jim Platts

Lecturer, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge MA, C.Eng MICE, FRSA Telephone: +44 1223 338197 Email: [email protected] Research Interests: Wind energy (the technical design, development, manufacture, installation, maintenance and operation of wind turbines). The introduction of new energy producing plant into electricity systems and operation of such plant, and the design of both the systems… Continue Reading

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Ignacio Perez-Arriaga

Professor, Institute for Technological Research (IIT), School of Engineering, Comillas University Electrical Engineer, Comillas University in Madrid, PhD and Master of Science, MIT Telephone: +34 9 15 40 61 57 / +34 9 15 42 28 00 (University) Email: [email protected] Research Interests: Regulation of electric power systems; regional energy markets; electricity transmission and distribution planning, pricing… Continue Reading

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John E. Parsons

Executive Director, MIT – Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR) B.A., PhD Telephone: +1 617 324 3745 Email: [email protected] Research Interests: Theoretical and applied hedging and risk management problems. Background: John Parsons is the Executive Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research and the Executive Director of the Joint Program… Continue Reading

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William Nuttall

Professor of Energy, Open University                                                                                                                                  PhD, BSc, CPhys, MInstP, FRSA   Tel: + 44 (0) 1223 766506 Email: [email protected] Research Projects: TSEC1, TSEC3, CESSA Research Interest: The future of nuclear power, including novel power generation technologies and fresh approaches to radioactive waste management Background: An experienced commentator on nuclear issues for government, parliament and higher education.… Continue Reading

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Pierre Noël

Global Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University Email: [email protected] Research Interest: Oil and gas markets and industries; interaction between international relations and energy market dynamics; global and regional energy security; US, European and Chinese energy policies and politics. Background: Dr Pierre Noël’s research interests sit at the intersections between international energy markets… Continue Reading

Dr. Helena Meier

Helena Meier Affiliated Researcher, Institute of Energy Economics, University of Cologne (EWI) Research Interest: Energy Economics, economic and policy, industrial organisation, subjective well-being Research Interest in Cambridge: Household Energy Spending Previous Visit(s) to EPRG 17 May 2010 – 17 October 2010 05 February 2009 – 30 June 2009 Additional Information Continue Reading

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Stephen Littlechild

Fellow, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and Emeritus Professor, University of Birmingham. B Com, PhD, D Sc (Hon), D Civ Law (Hon) Telephone: + 44 1564 74 2502 Email: [email protected] Research Interests: Privatisation, competition and regulation. Background: Formerly Director General of Electricity Supply, 1989-98. For list of publications, please click here     Continue Reading

Dr. Xi Liang

Xi Liang Professor of Sustainable Transitions in Construction and Infrastructure, Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, UCL Tel: +44 (0) 1316 515 328 Email: [email protected] Research Interests: Infrastructure finance; real option analysis; stakeholder consultations; commericialing CCS (Carbon Capture and storage) and CO2 capture ready (CCR); financing lower carbon electricity in China; behavioural finance Background: Xi Liang… Continue Reading

Roger Kemp

Professor, Engineering Department, Lancaster University FREng, CEng, FIET, FIMechE Telephone: +44 1524 593012 Email: [email protected] Research Interests: Environmental impact of electricity production and use, particularly in transport applications. Safety regulation of energy industries. Background: Until 2003 he was UK Technical and Safety Director of Alstom Transport. Prior to that, 20+ years in rail projects in… Continue Reading

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Nikolaos Kazantzis

Professor of Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, MA Email: [email protected] Telephone: +1 – 508 – 8315666 Research Interests: Analysis, monitoring and control of energy and environmental systems in the presence of complexity; Systems science; Performance evaluation, supervision and condition monitoring of energy systems; System dynamics and energy/environmental policy analysis; Energy technologies and environmental… Continue Reading

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Paul Joskow

Affiliate, MIT – Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR) Director, Alfred P. Sloane Foundation Telephone: +1 617 324 3745; +1 212-649-1649 Email: [email protected] Background: Paul L. Joskow is Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics and Management at MIT and Affiliate of the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research. He is engaged… Continue Reading

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Tooraj Jamasb

Director, CBS Endowed Professor of Energy Economics, Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure, Department of Economics, Copenhagen Business School Ph.D. Energy Economics (University of Cambridge), M.Sc. Int. Energy Management & Policy (University of Pennsylvania), M.S. Politique et Gestion de l’Energie Energy (ENSPM-IFP, France), M.E.M. Energy Management (Norwegian School of Management), B.B.A. Business Administration (Tehran Business School)… Continue Reading

Pär Holmberg

Research Fellow, Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Sweden Telephone: +46 (0)8 665 4559 Email: [email protected] Research Interests: Electricity markets Biography: Pär Holmberg is Associate Professor in Economics and has a Ph.D. in Electric Power Engineering. Both degrees are from Uppsala University (dissertations in 2000 and 2005). He is a Senior Research Fellow of IFN and an associate… Continue Reading

Benjamin Hobbs

Benjamin Hobbs Professor of Geography & Environmental Engineering/Professor of Applied Mathematics & Statistics (Joint), Whiting School of Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD USA PhD Environmental Systems Engineering (Cornell USA), BSc (South Dakota State University USA), MSc (SUNY-Syracuse USA) Telephone: + 1 410 516 4681 Email: [email protected] Research Interests: Use of engineering-economic models to… Continue Reading

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Raphael Heffron

Raphael J Heffron BA, MA, MLitt, MPhil, MSc, PhD, Barrister-at-Law Professor & Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine EU Jean Monnet Professor in the Just Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy (2019-22) – Senior Counsel @ Janson, Brussels, Belgium Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy – Fellow of the… Continue Reading

Dabo Guan

Distinguished Professor of Climate Change Economics, Department of Earth System Science, Tsinghua University, China Research Interest: International climate change policies, scenario analysis on climate change mitigation and adaptation, ecological-economic modeling and environmental input-output analysis related to topics such as ecosystem services quantification, consumption and pollution of resources and sustainable consumption in developing countries. For more… Continue Reading

Michael Grubb

Professor of Energy and Climate Change, Institute of Sustainable Resources, University College London Tel: + 44 (0) 203 108 5935 Email: [email protected] Twitter: @michaelgrubb9  Research Projects: TSEC2, TSEC3, SuperGen Research Interest: Climate change; electricity systems; renewable energy; technology development processes; systems integration. Background: Michael Grubb is Professor of Energy and Climate Change at University College London… Continue Reading

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Richard Green

Richard Green Professor, Sustainable Energy Business, Imperial College, London Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7594 2611 Email: [email protected] Research Interests: Electricity markets and regulation. Background: Richard Green is the Alan and Sabine Howard Professor of Sustainable Energy Business. An economist, he is a member of the Organisation & Management Group. He was previously Professor of Energy… Continue Reading

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Bartlomiej Andrzej Glowacki

Bartlomiej Andrzej Glowacki Professor of Energy and Materials Science MA(Cantab) MSc Dr Physics, Professor of Energy (Cambridge), Belweder Professor in Energy (Warsaw), Bernal Professor in Energy (Limerick) FIoM3 FInstP CPhys Ceng MWEC MEERA Tel:  +44 (0)1223 31738 Email: [email protected] Research Interests: Superconductors Fuel Cells Hydrogen Photocatalysts Fusion SuperGrid Ink jet printing Biomagnetism   Background: Bartlomiej… Continue Reading

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Jean-Michel Glachant

Jean-Michel Glachant Director of the Florence School of Regulation and Director of Loyola de Palacio Energy Policy Programme Master and PhD in Economics (La Sorbonne University Paris) Telephone: [+39] 055 4685 -872 Email: [email protected] Research Interests: Comparative analysis of competitive reform policy and their institutional environment in the electricity industry. Background: Deputy director or director of… Continue Reading

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Dominique Finon

Dominique Finon CNRS Senior Research Fellow in CIRED (International research Center for Environment and Development) Director of the CNRS-EDF-Polytechnique joint research program LARSEN (Analyse économique des Réseaux et des Systèmes ENergétiques) Telephone: +33(0)1 43 94 73 84 Email: [email protected] Continue Reading

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A. Denny Ellerman

A. Denny Ellerman Part-time Professor, European University Institute, Florence, Italy Formerly Senior Lecturer, Sloan School of Management, MIT PhD Political Economy and Government (Harvard), A.B. Public and International Affairs (Princeton) Telephone: +1 617-253-3411 Email: [email protected]   Research Interests: Emissions trading; environmental regulation; energy economics. Background: In June 2005, Denny Ellerman stepped down after 13 years as executive director… Continue Reading

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Olaf Corry

Associate Professor of International Relations, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen  Tel: +45 35 33 21 12 Email: [email protected] Research Topic: The Politics of Carbon Capture and Storage Research Interest: Security and environmental change, the role of NGOs and social movements in policy processes, theories of international relations, globalization of politics Background: Olaf Corry… Continue Reading

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Gert Brunekreeft

Gert Brunekreeft Adjunct Professor for Energy Economics, Bremen Energy Research, Jacobs University, Germany Email: [email protected] Telephone: +49 421 200-3497 / 4889 Research Interests: Industrial economics, competition policy and regulation of network industries. Background: Gert Brunekreeft joined the Tilburg Law and Economics Center at Tilburg University June 1, 2004 as a research officer working predominantly on law and… Continue Reading

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Janusz W. Bialek

Director of the Skoltech Center for Energy Systems, and Professor of Power and Energy Systems, Newcastle University Email: [email protected] [email protected] Research Interests: Research Transmission pricing; congestion management; strategic bidding; power system dynamics and stability. Background: MEng (1977) and PhD (1981) from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. For more information please click here or here Continue Reading

Morgan Bazilian

Morgan Bazilian Colorado School of Mines Email: [email protected] Research Interests: Energy Planning; Energy Access; Smartgrids; and Energy Governance  Background: Morgan Bazilian is a Research Professor of Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines. He was Lead Energy Specialist at the World Bank for 4 year. He has over two decades of experience in the… Continue Reading

Michelle Baddeley

Associate Dean (Research and Development) University of Technology, Sydney, Australia Honorary Professor, UCL Institute for Global Prosperity Email: [email protected] Research Interests: energy and the environment, infrastructure, housing, transport, behavioural economics, discrete choice modelling Biography: Michelle Baddeley is an applied and behavioural economist and Director of the University of South Australia’s Institute for Choice, based in North Sydney.… Continue Reading

Gehan Amaratunga

Gehan Amaratunga Group Leader of EPEC Group, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge Email: [email protected] Telephone: +44 1223 748320 Relevant Publications Justin D.K. Bishop, Gehan A. J. Amaratunga, Cuauhtemoc Rodriguez, Linking energy policy, electricity generation and transmission using strong sustainability and co-optimization. Electric Power Systems Research, In Press Justin D.K. Bishop, Gehan A. J. Amaratunga, Cuauhtemoc… Continue Reading

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Philipp Koenig

Oil Market Analyst, Noble Group, London  Email: [email protected] Supervisor: Melvyn Weeks and David Newbery Research Topic: Modelling Price Dependence in Carbon, Power and Energy Markets Research Projects: Research Interests: Carbon, primary energy price modeling; UK and Continental European gas markets; global LNG markets; multivariate volatility/correlation models, co-integration models. Biography: Philipp holds PhD in Economics, Cambridge (2009-2013), an… Continue Reading

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Irina Shaorshadze

Research Assistant for FlexNet project Email: [email protected]  Tel: +44 (0)1223 335286 Research Projects:  Biography Irina Shaorshadze has Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University (MIA) and Masters in Economics MSc from London School of Economics. Continue Reading

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Aoife Brophy Haney

Lecturer in Innovation and Enterprise, Smith School of Enterprise and Environment & Saïd Business School, University of Oxford Email: [email protected] Tel: +44 (0)1865 614938 Research Interests: Demand-side energy management and response; Energy and environmental issues in developing countries. Background: Dr. Aoife Brophy Haney is Departmental Research Lecturer in Innovation and Enterprise, a joint position between the School of Geography… Continue Reading

Adam Rysanek

Assistant Professor of Environmental Systems, School of Architecture, University of British Columbia PhD (Cantab), MScE, BASc Email: [email protected] Research Interests: Renewable energy and climate change; The role of energy in policy decisions. Background: Adam Rysanek was previously a Research Assistant for TSEC 2 projects. He holds an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University in… Continue Reading

Erkan Erdogdu

Erkan Erdogdu Senior Energy Market Specialist, Energy Market Regulatory Authority (Ankara, Turkey) Email: [email protected] Research Interests: Energy markets (especially electricity and natural gas industries); energy policy; energy economics; regulation, privatisation, liberalisation and competition in the network industries; efficiency in electricity and natural gas utilities; Turkish energy policy; econometric analysis (demand forecast, time series and panel… Continue Reading

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Matt Rooney

PhD Candidate, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge  Email: [email protected] Supervisor: David Reiner and Dr Stuart Scott Research Topic: Incorporating flexibility and dynamic response into nuclear energy R&D Research Interests: R&D policy, energy policy, real options, system dynamics, future nuclear energy systems. Biography: Matt is a PhD student in the Department of Engineering at the University… Continue Reading

Musiliu Oseni

Commissioner, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Research Interest: energy access and reliability, willingness to pay, consumer engagement and behaviour change, market integration, economic development, infrastructure quality and cost competitiveness. Biography: PhD (University of Cambridge), M.Sc Energy Economics and Policy (University of Surrey), B.Sc. Economics (University of Ibadan, Nigeria)   Continue Reading

Elcin Akcura

Principal Power & Energy Economist, EBRD Email: [email protected] Research Topic: Evaluating Alternative Methods for Preference Elicitation with Application to Electricity and Water Sectors Research Interests: Elcin’s main areas of interest include applied econometrics, stated preference methods, willingness to pay for utility services, energy and climate change policy. Background: Elcin was PhD student at the Faculty of… Continue Reading

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Jin Hooi Chan

Senior Lecturer in Strategy, Operations and System Management, University of Greenwich Email: [email protected] Research Interests: Jin’s main research interest is in the changing faces of industrial organisation, its interaction with institutions, and its impact on human life and the environment. It spans across a few core research fields such as renewables policy, biofuels, energy economics,… Continue Reading

Robert Ritz

Assistant Director, EPRG, Director of EPRG Energy Policy Forum, and Senior Research Associate, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge Tel: +44 (0) 1223 766638 Email: [email protected] Research Interest: Market-based environmental policy: Especially permit allocations in cap-and-trade schemes, competitiveness impacts, carbon leakage, and international climate policy. Industrial organization of energy markets: Especially natural gas markets, including… Continue Reading

Stephen Ashley

Research Associate, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge Email: [email protected] Tel: +44 (0) 1223 748582 Research Topic: Research Associate on the EPSRC Funded Project “Sustainability and Proliferation Resistance Assessment of Open Cycle Thorium-Fuelled Nuclear Energy” Research Interest Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Physics, Life-Cycle Assessment, Computational Modelling, Science Communication, Health Physics Background Stephen F. Ashley, born in… Continue Reading

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Marc Ozawa

Associate Researcher (Germany) Email: [email protected] Research Interests: International negotiations, energy trade and security, international relations, geopolitics of energy, business-government relations, interdisciplinary perspectives on energy, security studies and conflict resolution Background:  Dr Marc Ozawa began his career in Russia and Kazakhstan analysing the first joint ventures following the collapse of the Soviet Union. More recently, Marc… Continue Reading

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Chi Kong Chyong

Research Associate, Judge Business School and Director of Energy Policy Forum, University of Cambridge Tel: +44 (0) 1223 748197 Email:  [email protected] Research Interest: Energy markets modelling, particularly equilibrium modelling of natural gas markets; investment under uncertainties and real options analysis, particularly energy infrastructure investment (natural gas pipelines, Carbon capture & storage technologies, renewable energy technologies); Russian strategic… Continue Reading

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David Reiner

Assistant Director, EPRG and Senior Lecturer in Technology Policy, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge BSc (McGill Univ.), MA (Princeton Univ.), PhD (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Tel: +44(0)1223 339616 Email: [email protected] Research Projects: UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) Research Interest: Regulatory design in energy and environmental policy; public acceptability of energy technologies; social… Continue Reading