Professor Alexander Kemp

Professor Alexander Kemp
Professor of Petroleum Economics and Director of Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance

Professor of Petroleum Economics and Director of Aberdeen Centre for R

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Professor Alexander Kemp
Professor Alexander Kemp

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The University of Aberdeen S74, Edward Wright Building, Block B, King's College, University of Aberdeen

Biography

Alexander G. Kemp is currently Professor of Petroleum Economics and Director of Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance (ACREEF) at the University of Aberdeen.  For many years he has specialised in his research in petroleum economics with special reference to licensing and taxation issues and has published over 200 papers and books in this field.  He was a specialist adviser to the UK House of Commons Select Committee on Energy from 1980 to 1992 and also in 2004 and 2009.  From 1993 to 2003 he was a member of the UK Government Energy Advisory Panel.  In May 1999, Professor Kemp was awarded the Alick Buchanan-Smith Memorial Award for personal achievement and contribution to the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry.  Professor Kemp is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.  He was awarded the OBE in 2006 for services to the oil and gas industries. He was a Member of the Council of Economic Advisers to the First Minister of the Scottish Government from 2007 – 2011.   In June 2011 Professor Kemp was appointed a member of the Scottish Energy Advisory Board to the Scottish Government.  He has written The Official History of North Sea Oil and Gas which was published in 2011 in 2 volumes.  In March 2012 Professor Kemp received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Society of Petroleum Engineers Offshore Achievements Awards ceremony.  In September 2013 Professor Kemp was appointed a member of the Independent Oil and Gas Expert Commission by the Scottish Government.  Its report was published in July 2014.  In June 2015 Professor Kemp received a Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the “Press and Journal” Gold Awards event.  In November 2015 Professor Kemp was appointed by the New Zealand Government to be a member of its Petroleum Resource Allocation Advisory Group.

 

Professor Alex Kemp

Professor of Petroleum Economics

Director, Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance (ACREEF)

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/research/acreef/

University of Aberdeen Business School

Edward Wright Building

Dunbar Street

Aberdeen  AB24 3QY

 

Tel: (0) 1224 272168

Fax: (0) 1224 272181

E-mail: a.g.kemp@abdn.ac.uk

Website: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/business

Research

Research Interests

Petroleum and Energy Economics

Current Research

Petroleum and Energy Economics

Research Grants

Research Grants on North Sea Oil and Gas Economics

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Petroleum and Energy Economics

Publications

Publications 

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  • Kemp, A & Acheampong, T 2020 'Economic and Policy Perspectives in Health, Safety and Environment in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry: Evidence from the United Kingdom Continental Shelf' North Sea Study Occasional Paper, no. 146.
  • Kemp, A & Stephen, L 2020 'Prospects for Activity in the UKCS after the Oil Price Collapse' North Sea Study Occasional Paper, no. 147.
  • Liu, J & Kemp, A 2019, 'Forecasting the sign of U.S. oil and gas industry stock index excess returns employing macroeconomic variables', Energy Economics, vol. 81, pp. 672-686. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2019.04.023
  • Kemp, A & Stephen, L 2019 'Prospects for Activity in the UK Continental Shelf: the late 2019 Perspective' North Sea Study Occasional Paper, no. 145, 1st edn, University of Aberdeen Department of Economics, Aberdeen, pp. i-107.
  • Kemp, AG & Stephen, L 2019 'The Potential Contribution of Cluster Developments to Maximising Economic Recovery in the UKCS' North Sea Study Occasional Paper, no. 144, pp. i-167.
  • Kemp, AG & Stephen, L 2018 'An Economic Reassessment of the Long Term Prospects for the UKCS: Can Vision 2035 Become a Reality?' North Sea Study Occasional Paper, no. 143, University of Aberdeen, pp. i-73.
  • Kemp, AG & Stephen, L 2018 'Investment Hurdles in the UKCS and their Effects: A Response to the OGA Consultation on the Approach to "Satisfactory Expected Commercial Return" in the MER UK Strategy' North Sea Study Occasional Paper, no. 142, University of Aberdeen. <> [Online] DOI: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/research/acreef/working-papers/
  • Kemp, A & Stephen, L 2018, Rejuvenating Activity in the North Sea Oil and Gas Industry: The Role of Tax Incentives in Context. in G Gordon, J Paterson & E Üșenmez (eds), Oil and Gas Law - Current Practice and Emerging Trends: Volume I: Resource Management and Regulatory Law. 3 edn, vol. 1, 2, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, UK. <> [Online] DOI: https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-uk-oil-and-gas-law-current-practice-and-emerging-trends.html
  • Kemp, AG 2018 'The Future of the UK Oil and Gas Industry'. <> [Online] DOI: https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/scottish-affairs-committee/inquiries/parliament-2017/oil-gas-industry-inquiry-17-19/
  • Kemp, AG & Stephen, L 2017 'Can Long Term Activity in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) Really be Transformed?' North Sea Study Occasional Papers, no. 139, University of Aberdeen, pp. 1-30. <> [Online] DOI: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/research/acreef/working-papers/
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