Dr Sola Kasim

Dr Sola Kasim

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Dr Sola Kasim
Dr Sola Kasim

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The University of Aberdeen Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance University of Aberdeen Business School University of Aberdeen Edward Wright Building Dunbar Street Kings College, Old Aberdeen Aberdeen AB24 3QY Scotland, United Kingdom

Biography

Sola Kasim holds a PhD degree in Petroleum and Natural Resources economics obtained from the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom and, B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. degrees in economics, from the University of Lagos, Lagos, (UNILAG), Nigeria.

He currently works as a Research Fellow in Energy Economics at the University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK. Previously, he worked variously in Nigeria as an economics consultant and, university lecturer and researcher in a number of universities, including UNILAG. His consultancy expertise include the areas of oil and gas market fundamentals, regulation (utilities), environmental protection, and, economic empowerment/poverty alleviation. As a World Bank consultant he designed and implemented an electricity tariff-fixing framework for Nigeria. Also, he contributed advice to Nigeria’s Federal Government on the issue of arresting desertification and deforestation through the development and deployment of alternatives to fuel wood.

His current research interest is in the area of the economics of climate change mitigation through Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

He has published journal articles in academic and professional journals including The Energy Journal, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Energy Policy and Energy Economics.

Research

Research Interests

Petroleum Economics: Econometric modelling of oil and gas exploration, development and production; production decline rates; enhanced and improved recovery; the role of hydrocarbons in the (economic) development process.

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Economics (with special interest in the economics of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)): Econometric and financial modelling of CCS value chain economics; optimal stand-alone and integrated CO2 capture, source-to-sink transportation, and storage investments; CO2 valuation; CCS market arrangements/business models; CO2-EOR; CCS incentivisation; CCS in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM); CCS in the EU-ETS.

Current Research

The economics of the integrated CCS value chain in the UK/UKCS.

The economics of CO2 for EOR (Enhanced Oil Recovery) in the UKCS.

Fiscal incentives for CO2 capture, sequestration and EOR.

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Masters courses

1. The Economics of Carbon Capture and Storage (MSc Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance)

2.  Resource Curse Theory (LLM, Energy Law)

3. Introduction to Energy Economics (also the Course Co-ordinator)

Undergraduate course

PO2508: Understanding Statistics

FI2004:  Business Finance

Further Info

External Responsibilities

Reviewer, Energy Economics

Reviewer, Grant applications - ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) and EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council).

PhD External Examiner.

Admin Responsibilities

Internal PhD Examiner

Course Co-ordinator: BU5053 - Introduction to Energy Economics

Course Co-ordinator: EC5005 - Petroleum Economics and Project Evaluation

Publications

Publications 

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