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Henning Zschietzschmann

PhD student, Faculty of Economics

Email: [email protected]

Supervisor: Kamiar Mohaddes

Research Topics: Macroeconomics; Climate & Environmental Economics; Transition Dynamics and Climate Policy

Biography: Henning Zschietzschmann is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Economics. Henning’s research interests span topics on environmental economics, macroeconomic development, spatial economics and optimal policy responses to intensifying climate change and environmental disasters. Prior to the PhD, Henning worked as a sustainability strategy consultant for hard-to-abate industries and carbon markets. Henning obtained an MPhil in Economics at the University of Cambridge and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Management at the University of Oxford.

A short video has been made by Oxford University Press about Kamiar Mohaddes’ recent work on the economics of climate change.

The video has been posted on Facebook and has had over 400 000 views – it can be viewed here Prevailing economic research anticipates the burden of climate change falling on hot or poor nations. Some predict that cooler or wealthier economies will be unaffected or even see benefits from higher temperatures! However, by studying… Continue Reading

Natsuko Toba

Economist at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group (WBG) PhD in Economics at the University of Cambridge; MA in International Economics and International Relations at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); BA in Pedagogy at the Kobe University Email: [email protected] Tel: + 1 202 458 8401 (work)… Continue Reading

Karim Anaya

Associate Researcher (UK) DPhil, MPhil (Cambridge) Email: [email protected] Research interest Economics and regulation of transactive energy, future regulation of electricity distribution and transmission networks, innovation in electricity market design, local flexibility markets, ancillary services markets, sustainable and green energy technologies, benchmarking for utilities price regulation. Biography Karim holds a PhD degree in Energy Economics and… Continue Reading

Mark Carrington

PhD Student, Department of Chemistry Email: [email protected] Supervisors: Prof. Clare Grey & Prof. Oren Scherman Research topic: Aqueous-organic redox flow batteries for grid-scale energy storage Research interests: batteries, materials, hard-tech, techno-economics, industry, deep decarbonization, sustainable development Biography: Mark is a PhD student in the Department of Chemistry working under the joint supervision of Professors Clare… Continue Reading

Daniel Navia

PhD Student, Department of Land Economy Email: [email protected] Supervisors: Professor Laura Diaz Anadon Research topic: Interactions between the financial system and the energy sector Research interests: energy investments, energy innovation, energy policy Biography:  Daniel is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge, Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG), Department of Land Economy. His research focuses… Continue Reading

Lucrezia Nava

Research Associate E-mail: [email protected]  Research Interests: organisational response to natural stimuli; climate change mitigation and adaptation; carbon dioxide removal; organisational response to natural disasters. Biography: Lucrezia joined EPRG as a Research Associate to support a European Union funded project aiming at assessing the realistic potential of negative emissions technologies and practices (NETPs), with a focus on… Continue Reading

Ariel de Fauconberg

PhD Student, Cambridge Judge Business School Email: [email protected] Supervisors: Matthew Grimes and Jennifer Howard-Grenville Research topic: Strategic identity positioning and innovation in the energy sector Research interests: energy policy, climate change mitigation/adaptation, innovation, system dynamics, organisational identity Biography: Ariel (Ari) de Fauconberg is a PhD candidate in the Organisational Theory & Information Systems group at Cambridge Judge Business… Continue Reading

Pedro Linares

Professor of Industrial Engineering, ICAI-IIT, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain Email: [email protected] Tel: +34 91 5406257 Research interests: Energy Policy, Energy Modeling, Decision Making Biography:  Pedro Linares is Professor of Industrial Engineering at Comillas University, Director of the BP Chair on Energy and Sustainability, and co-director and founder of Economics for Energy. He currently serves as Director… Continue Reading

Petr Doležal

PhD student, Department of Computer Science and Technology E-Mail: [email protected] Supervisors: Prof Srinivasan Keshav  and Dr Emily Shuckburgh Research Topic: Complementarity of distributed renewables and its effect on the transmission grid Research interests: renewable forecasting, energy transmission grid, climate models, probabilistic modelling, artificial intelligence Biography: Petr is a PhD student at the AI for Environmental… Continue Reading

Thea Jung

PhD Student, Department of Land Economy E-Mail: [email protected] Supervisors: Laura Diaz Anadon and Jorge Viñuales Research Topic: Decarbonisation pathways in energy-intensive industries: The case of the cement industry Biography: Thea is a PhD student at the Center for Energy, Environment and Natural Resource Governance (CEENRG), Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge (since October 2019). She… Continue Reading

Sebastian Arroyo Klein

Visiting Researcher, Universidad de los Lagos, Puerto Montt, Chile Supervisor: Michael Pollitt Research interests: Future regulation of electricity distribution networks, technical integration of distributed energy resources and sustainable and green energy technologies  Continue Reading

Jun Xu

Research Visitor, China Institute of Regulation Research, Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics, China E-mail: [email protected] Supervisor: Michael Pollitt Research Interests: electricity markets, power industry regulation, electricity sector reform   Continue Reading

Sukhgeet Kaur

PhD Student, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge Email: [email protected] Supervisor: Shailaja Fennell Research Topic: Energy Water Nexus in Punjab agriculture Research Interests: Development economics, project appraisal, energy policy, agricultural pricing and marketing policies, trade strategy and industrial policy Biography: Sukhgeet Kaur is a PhD student in the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge, having previously graduated with… Continue Reading

Bai-Chen Xie

Professor in Energy Policy and Operation Research, College of Management and Economics, Tianjin University, China Email: [email protected]  Tel: +86 22 87401782 Research Interests: Energy Efficiency, Mechanism Design for Renewable Energy Development and Building Energy Saving Biography: Professor Bai-Chen Xie is a Professor in Energy Economics and Operation Research at College of Management and Economics, Tianjin… Continue Reading

Carmen Li

Research Assistant Email: [email protected] Research interests: data analysis, machine learning and optimisation Biography: Carmen is a Research Assistant in the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) at the University of Cambridge. She holds a MSci in Physics with Theoretical Physics from Imperial College London and a PhD in Mathematical Physics from the University of Edinburgh. Prior… Continue Reading

Zeina Hasna

PhD student, Faculty of Economics Email: [email protected] 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… Continue Reading

Ramit Debnath

University Assistant Professor and Cambridge Zero Fellow;  Visiting Faculty, Caltech E-mail: [email protected] Research interest: Energy systems and governance; engineering for sustainable development; energy policy and poverty alleviation Biography: Dr Ramit Debnath is a university assistant professor and the inaugural Cambridge Zero fellow at the University of Cambridge, and; a visiting faculty associate in Computational Social Science… 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: [email protected] 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 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:  [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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