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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 Master’s degree in Technology Policy from University of Cambridge, Cambridge Judge Business School. She is a former Senior Research Associate at the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG). She has in-depth insight and understanding of public utility regulation across energy, telecom and water sectors; and has collaborated with utilities, electricity system operators, regulators, international agencies and consultancy firms. Her most recent work relates to future energy systems and utility network regulation for net zero, flexible electricity networks, ancillary services regulation and economics with a focus on reactive power, energy storage business models, and efficiency and total factor productivity analysis for electricity and gas. She has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.

Felix Grey

William Cook Fellow in Economics, Corpus Christi College and Research Fellow, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge Email: [email protected] Research interests: the political economy of environmental regulation; corporate lobbying over carbon pricing; industrial organisation and carbon pricing; social learning and environmental protection; economic history. Biography:  Felix Grey is the William Cook Fellow in Economics at… Continue Reading

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Geoffroy Dolphin

Post Doctoral Fellow, Resources for the Future E-mail: [email protected] Research interests: energy policy, environmental economics, political economy Biography: Geoffroy received his Ph.D. in business economics from the University of Cambridge. He is now Post Doctoral Fellow at Resources For the Future. Geoffroy’s research interests span political economy, energy & environmental economics and climate policy. His… Continue Reading

Thomas Tangerås

Senior Research Fellow, Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Stockholm, Sweden  Telephone: +46 (0) 8 665 45 26  Email: [email protected]  Research Interests: Electricity markets and regulation. Background: Thomas Tangerås directs the “Sustainable Energy Transition” research program at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics in Stockholm. He has held visiting positions at University of Toulouse and Stanford… Continue Reading

Kamiar Mohaddes

Senior Lecturer in Economics & Policy, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge Email: [email protected] Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 766 933 Research Interests: Macroeconomics; Global and National Macroeconometric Modelling; Energy Economics; Climate Change Background: Kamiar Mohaddes is an economist at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow in Economics at Girton… Continue Reading

Matti Liski

Matti Liski Professor, Department of Economics, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland Tel: +358-40-3538173 Email: [email protected]  Research Interests: Energy and Environmental Markets; Natural Resources; Applied Microeconomic Theory; Public Economics; Growth; Industrial Organization.   Continue Reading

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Christian von Hirschhausen

Professor of Energy Economics and Public Sector Management, Chair, Department of International Economics, DIW Berlin Telephone: +49 30 89 78 93 43 Email: [email protected] Research Projects: TSEC2 Research Interests: Electricity markets and regulation. Background: Energy Economics, Applied Industrial Economics, Public Sector Management, Infrastructure and Transport Policy, European Integration Policy. Additional information Continue Reading

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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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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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

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

Michael Pollitt

Assistant Director, EPRG and Professor of Business Economics, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge D.Phil. (Oxon) M.Phil.(Oxon) M.A. (Cantab) Tel: +44 (0)1223 339615 Email: [email protected] Research Projects: Flexible Plug and Play Project (FPP), Autonomic Power Systems (APS) Research Interests: Regulation, privatisation and liberalization in the network industries; cross national efficiency comparisons in the electricity industry; business ethics,… Continue Reading

David Newbery

David Newbery, C.B.E., F.B.A. Director of EPRG, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge Sc.D. (Cantab.) Ph.D. (Cantab.) M.A. (Cantab.) Email: [email protected] Tel: +44 (0)1223 335248 Address: Faculty of Economics, Sidgwick Ave, Cambridge Research Projects: TSEC 1, CESSA Research Interests: Liberalization, privatisation, competition and regulation in network industries, particularly electricity; Transmission access… Continue Reading