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Zeina Hasna

PhD student, Faculty of Economics


Supervisor: Tiago Cavalcanti

Research Topic: Climate Change Mitigation Policies: Distributional and Allocative Effects

Biography: Zeina Hasna is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Economics. Zeina’s research interests span topics on environment economics, macroeconomic development, inequality and growth. Zeina’s current research focuses on the economic effects of climate change, and climate change mitigation. Prior to the PhD, Zeina obtained an MPhil in Economic Research at University of Cambridge and a dual undergraduate degree in Economics and Applied Mathematics at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

Ramit Debnath

PhD Candidate, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge E-mail: Supervisor: Minna Sunikka-Blank Research topic: Invisible drivers of energy demand in poverty Research interest: Energy systems and governance; engineering for sustainable development; energy policy and poverty alleviation Biography: Ramit is an aspiring sustainability scientist with a background in engineering for sustainability development which shapes his… Continue Reading

2019 EPRG Spring Seminar

EPRG is pleased to announce our successful 2019 Spring Seminar in partnership with FTI Consulting and Compass Lexecon Energy. On May 9, 2019 EPRG hosted delegates to dinner at Robinson College, and on May 10, 2019 for a full-day seminar at Clare College. Programme PANEL SESSION: CAPACITY MARKETS – LEGAL ISSUES AND PAN-EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE Chair:… Continue Reading

Presentation “Volatility, Macroeconomic Policy and Institutions in Resource-Rich Economies” by K. Mohaddes

Kamiar Mohaddes gave a presentation “Volatility, Macroeconomic Policy and Institutions in Resource-Rich Economies” at the Workshop on Macroeconomic Stability and Diversification in Oil-based Economies organized by King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), in Riyadh on 16 April 2019 | PDF   Continue Reading

Lukas Gast

PhD Student, Department of Engineering E-mail: Supervisor: Professor Julian Allwood Research topic: Industrial by-products and industrial symbiosis Research interests: energy policy, energy systems, industrial processes, material efficiency, circular economy; Biography:  Lukas is a PhD student at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. He previously studied Industrial Engineering at TU Berlin and KTH Stockholm. He joined the Use… Continue Reading

Tahamina Khanam

Visiting Researcher, University of Eastern Finland, Finland E-mail: Supervisor: David Reiner Research Interests: Bioenergy and bioeconomy, Climate change and negative carbon emissions, Econometric and mathematical analysis of structural changes Continue Reading

Julius Weitzdörfer

Research Associate, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, University of Cambridge E-mail: Research Interests: governance of extreme technological risk, energy and the environment, infrastructure safety and security, including nuclear “error and terror” Biography: Dr Julius Weitzdörfer is Director of Studies in Law at Darwin College, an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Law,… Continue Reading

Henri van Soest

PhD Student, Department of Land Economy E-mail: Supervisor: Professor David Howarth Research topic: The regulation of cyber security in the electricity system Research interests: energy policy, energy law, systems theory, information law Biography: Henri is a first year PhD candidate at the Department of Land Economy. His research deals with the regulation of cyber… Continue Reading

Felix Müsgens

Professor of Energy Economics, Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany E-mail: Research Interests: Energy economics, environmental economics, climate economics Biography: Felix is professor of energy economics at Brandenburg University of Technology. He holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Risk Management in Cologne. His dissertation ‘The Economics of Wholesale Electricity Markets’ was awarded the Theodor-Wessels-Preis for distinguished… Continue Reading

Jordan Bisset

Research Assistant Email: Research Interests: empirical economics, distributional consequences of carbon taxes, sustainable fuel policy, climate change driven conflict and the natural resource curse.  Biography: Jordan received his M.A. degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2017 and his MSc in Economics from KU Leuven in 2018. Previously, he has conducted research on the optimal public policy to… Continue Reading

Siyu Chen

PhD Student, University of Chinese Academy of Science, China Email: Supervisor: Chi-Kong Chyong Research Interests: energy policy, energy investment, operation research       Continue Reading

Vasileios Charitopoulos

Research Associate  Email: Research Interests: mathematical programming, optimisation of energy process systems, stochastic optimisation, energy policy, carbon capture and storage, game theory, multi-scale systems engineering, process intensification. Biography: Vasileios Charitopoulos is a Research Associate in the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) at the University of Cambridge. He holds a diploma in Chemical Engineering from the National… Continue Reading

Mercedes Galindez

PhD Student, Faculty of History Email: Supervisor: Paul Warde Research topic: Contemporary socio-economic history of how renewable energy achieved cost competitiveness in key European markets, 1986 – 2017 Biography: Mercedes is a part-time PhD student at the Faculty of History. She previously obtained an MPhil in Latin American Studies at Cambridge, and read her… Continue Reading

Leigh Hancher

Professor, Florence School of Regulation, European University Institute, Italy Research Interests: energy market regulation, EU state aids and energy market governance.  Biography: Leigh Hancher is a professor of European law at the University of Tilburg and is also attached to the Amsterdam office of Allen & Overy as Counsel. Leigh has been a Professor since 1991, initially at the… Continue Reading

Tae Hoon Kim

Postdoc Researcher in Energy History, Division of History of Science, Technology, and Environment, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden Email: Research interests: Energy history, nuclear energy, energy transitions, energy geopolitics, utility regulation Biography:  Tae-Hoon Kim is the Postdoctoral researcher in energy history of the STandUp for Energy strategic research programme at the Royal Institute of Technology… Continue Reading

Matthias Schnellmann

Research Associate, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge Email: Research Interests: low carbon energy and chemical processes, carbon capture and storage, energy systems, chemical looping, digitalisation of the energy and process industries Biography:  Dr Matthias A Schnellmann is a Research Associate in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.  He holds a… Continue Reading

Pedro Linares

Professor of Industrial Engineering, ICAI School of Engineering, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain  Supervisors: David Newbery and Michael Pollitt Research interests: Sustainable Energy Policy, Energy Economics, Decision Theory Continue Reading

Richard O’Neill

Chief Economic Advisor, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, USA E-mail: Research Interests: ISO market design and optimal power flow models Biography:  Richard O’Neill is the Chief Economic Advisor at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  Previously, he was Director of the Office of Economic Policy and Office of Pipeline and Producer Regulation. From 1978 to 1986, he directed… Continue Reading

Zeynep Clulow

Research Associate Email: Research Interests: emissions drivers, particularly the role of cognitive factors in shaping national emissions trajectories, hierarchical emissions modelling, international environmental cooperation and the deployment of greenhouse gas removal technologies. Biography: Zeynep Clulow is a Research Associate in the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) at the University of Cambridge. She holds a BSc… Continue Reading

Paul Simshauser

Professor of Economics, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Australia Email: Research Interests: energy economics, energy policy, system planning, tariff design, corporate finance. Biography: Paul Simshauser AM is a Professor of Economics at Griffith University where he specialises in Energy Economics and Energy Policy.  He has more than two decades of experience in the energy sector.  His prior roles… Continue Reading

Khalid Ahmed

Visiting Researcher, Assistant Professor, Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan Supervisor: David Newbery Research Interests: Environmental and energy economics, energy policy, environmental policy and sustainable development.   Continue Reading

Diane Coyle

Bennett Professor of Public Policy, Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge E-mail: 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

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: 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

Eoghan O’Neill

PhD candidate, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge Email: Supervisor: Melvyn Weeks Research Topics: Heterogeneity of electricity demand response: electricity smart metering, applied econometrics, machine learning. Biography: Eoghan is a second year PhD student of Economics. He previously obtained an MPhil in Economic Research at Cambridge and studied Mathematics and Economics at Trinity College Dublin… Continue Reading

Bowei Guo

PhD candidate, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge Email: Supervisor: Melvyn Weeks Research Topic: Essays on Energy and Environmental Economics Research Interest: Applied Econometrics, Energy Economics, Environmental Economics, Machine Learning, Factor Analysis Background: Bowei is a PhD candidate in the faculty of economics, University of Cambridge. He majored in Economics and Econometrics in his… Continue Reading

Chung-Han Yang

OIES-Saudi Aramco Fellow, Institute for Energy Studies, University of Oxford E-mail:  Research interests: energy law, international environmental law, international investment law, electricity sector Biography: Chung-Han studied for his Master’s Degree as a Chevening Scholar at Cambridge University’s Law Faculty. He also completed his PhD at C-EENRG, University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Professor Jorge… Continue Reading

Feng Wang

School of Economics and Finance, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China Supervisor: David Reiner Research Interests: Evaluation of energy and environmental policy; Climate change economics; Sustainable economic growth; Chinese economy; Analytic general equilibrium model Continue Reading

Victor Ajayi

Research Associate Email: Research Interest: efficiency and productivity analysis using stochastic frontier econometrics, energy economics, electricity market reform, banking reform, and economic policy. Biography:  Victor completed his PhD degree in Economics from Loughborough University in 2017. He holds a master’s degree in Energy Economics and Policy from University of Surrey.  He is also a network… Continue Reading

Laura Diaz Anadon

Professor of Climate Change Policy, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge E-mail: Research Interests: Energy and climate policy; innovation and science policy; technological change; R&D institutions and management; decision making under uncertainty; water-energy-food nexus; policy and integrated analysis; sustainable development Biography:  Professor Laura Diaz Anadon holds the chaired Professorship of Climate Change Policy at the University of Cambridge.… Continue Reading

Seungwan Kim

Visiting Post-Doctoral Researcher, Electric Power Network Economics Laboratory, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Seoul National University, South Korea Supervisor: Michael Pollitt Research Interests: Balancing Service, Renewable Energy Integration, Distribution System   Continue Reading

Christian Growitsch

Deputy Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems, Lecturer at University of Hamburg Email: Tel:  +49 40 42838-9679 Research Interests: Energy Economics and Regulatory Economics Biography: Christian Growitsch serves as Deputy Director at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems (IMWS) since January 2018, where he is also Director of the Center for… Continue Reading

Ilkka Hannula

Senior Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Email: Research Interests: Synthetic fuels, thermochemical conversion of biomass and waste, learning and technical change in energy technologies Biography: Dr Hannula is a Senior Scientist and Principal Investigator at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. He has over ten years of experience in modelling and development… Continue Reading

Kamiar Mohaddes

Janeway Fellow in Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge Senior Lecturer and Fellow in Economics, Girton College, University of Cambridge Email: Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 335 267 Research Interests: Energy Economics, Macroeconomic Management in Resource-Rich Economies, Macroeconomics; Global and National Macroeconometric Modelling. Background: Kamiar Mohaddes is a Janeway Fellow in Economics at the University… Continue Reading

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