People

People

Staff members

Alex Kemp

Professor in Economics
Petroleum Economics, Carbon Capture & Storage

Euan Phimister

Professor in Economics
Agricultural & Energy Economics, Energy Poverty

Catia Montagna

Professor in Economics
International Trade Investments & Environmental Economics

Frans de Vries

Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics

Environmental Economics, Resource and Energy Economics, Environmental Policy and Technological Change

Prachi Singh

Lecturer in Economics
 

Nikolaos Vlassis

Lecturer in Economics
Environmental Economics, International Trade, Public Economics

Takahiko Kiso

Lecturer in Economics
Energy & Environmental Economics, Energy Efficiency & Demand

Agathe Rouaix

Lecturer in Economics
Experimental Economics, Environmental & Energy Economics

Yakubu Abdul-Salam

Lecturer in Economics
Oil and Gas Economics, Financial Modelling, Decommissioning

Gerhard Kling

Internet of things (IoT), Energy use

Honorary research fellows

Dr Xin Jin

Xin is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the  Xi’An Jiotong – Liverpool University (XJTLU) in China. She obtained her PhD in Economics in 2013 from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Prior to joining XJTLU, she was with University of Aberdeen in Scotland in Europe's oil capital, Aberdeen. Xin’s research interests are economics of natural resources and economic development. She has studied crude oil prices dynamics, commodity markets, and is currently working on the relationship between natural resource dependence and economic structural transformation (i.e. industrialization/deindustrialization).

Dr Marc Gronwald

Marc is a Senior Associate Professor in Economics at the Xi’An Jiotong – Liverpool University (XJTLU) in China. He obtained a diploma (master equivalent) degree in Economics from the University of Bielefeld, and his PhD in Economics from the University of Hamburg. Prior to his appointment at IBSS, Marc held appointments as Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Aberdeen, and as Economist at the ifo Institute for Economic Research, Munich. Marc is member (fellow) of the CESifo Research Network and Research Associate of the ifo Center for Energy, Climate and Exhaustible Resources. Marc’s current research focuses on empirical analyses of commodity and financial markets, in particular crude oil markets, emissions trading schemes such as the EU ETS, and markets for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. He is particularly interested in large price movements, and he attempts to understand whether or not these movements can be explained by market fundamentals. Recently, Marc also began working in the area of climate econometrics. In addition to these specific research areas, Marc has a general interest in economics of climate change, energy transition, and evaluation of environmental economic policies.

David Reading

David Reading is an international petroleum economist and a senior honorary research fellow at Aberdeen University. He began his career in government as an economic statistician, later becoming involved in the University of Aberdeen’s oil and gas research programme under the leadership of Professor Kemp. For the past twenty-five years he has been a commercial consultant, most recently with AE Energy Consulting Ltd. Over the course of his career he has delivered projects on international oil and gas taxation and petroleum economics to companies and governments around the world. These have included Governments in Australia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, Tanzania and Zanzibar, Nigeria, Lebanon, Angola, Ghana and Greenland.

Ele Idakwo

Ele (Elena) Idakwo is a senior petroleum economist and an honorary lecturer with the University of Aberdeen. She teaches on the International Petroleum Economics module, which is a part of Portfolio Optimisation, and has worked with the Business school on an online Petroleum Economics and Policy module, which contributes to the certificate in Energy Economics and Finance. She is a senior economist at AE Energy Consulting Ltd and has led the petroleum revenue forecasting team for over 10 years, working on petroleum fiscal systems around the world. This has included projects in various countries including Nigeria, Angola and Lebanon. Her academic background is mathematics and she has an MSc in Oil and Gas Enterprise Management (2007).

Birgit Maasing

Birgit teaches International Petroleum Taxation as part of Portfolio Optimisation course in OGEM. During the course students learn about petroleum economics and fiscal instruments applied in petroleum taxation.

Birgit is an Economist at AE Energy Economics. She has MSC in Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance from University of Aberdeen. Birgit has worked on projects related to macroeconomics and debt sustainability in Angola and is currently researching and developing content for Oil Wealth Management.

PhD students

Current PhD students
Name Research Area Degree Classification Date Supervisors
Liangzhi Dai Health insurance and female labour supply in agriculture PhD Economics 1/9/19 - 31/8/22

Prof E. Phimster

Dr H. Battu

Abdul Ganiyu Iddrisu Gender, energy poverty and health outcomes in developing countries PhD Economics 1/9/19 - 31/8/22

Prof E. Phimster

Dr A. Zangelidis

Olatunji Abdul Shobande Energy use and environment impacts in Nigeria: Does the quality of life matter?  PhD Economics 1/2/19 - 31/1/22

Dr T. Kiso

Prof I. Theodossiou

Jesus Arturo Regalado Ruiz de Chavez   PhD Economics 1/4/20 - 30/9/23

Prof A. Kemp

Dr Yakubu Abdul - Salam

Gopnauth Gossai Designing petroleum fiscal terms in a volatile price environment PhD Economics 1/9/18 - 31/8/21

Prof A. Kemp

Dr N. Vlassis

Omowande Yoloye Designing Petroleum Fiscal Terms in a Volatile Price Environment PhD Economics 9/1/18 - 8/1/21

Prof A. Kemp

Dr N. Vlassis

Hongjie Zhao The relationship between crude oil prices, oil exploration and development and crude oil supply. PhD Economics 1/6/19 - 31/5/22

Dr M. Gronwald

Prof A. Kemp

Karimu Suale Monetary policy PhD Economics 1/11/16 - 30/4/21

Prof C. Montagna

Dr A. Zangelidis

Martin Pertab The impact of oil prices on real exchange rates and other key macroeconomic variables of leading oil producing countries in the caribbean and latin america PhD Economics 1/9/18 - 31/8/21

Dr X. Jin

Prof C. Montagna

Shehroz Azmat Using social media and Google search data to forecast crude oil prices using sentiment analysis and knowledge discovery PhD Economics 1/9/18 - 31/8/21

Dr M. Gronwald

Dr X. Jin

Esti Tri Widyastuti Understanding the realtionship between crude oil markets and other financial markets PhD Economics 1/9/17 - 31/8/21

Dr M. Gronwald

Dr H. Suenaga (Curtin)

Sania Wadud Essays on financialization of commodity markets PhD Economics 1/9/18 - 31/8/21

Dr M. Gronwald

Dr H. Suenaga (Curtin)

Paul Gotz   PhD Economics 1/9/20 - 31/8/23

Prof E. Phimster

Prof C. Montagna

Dr Yakubu Abdul - Salam

 

Former PhD students
Name Research Area Degree Classification Date Supervisors
Despina Yiakoumi Energy market design: Agent based modelling and experimental economics PhD Economics 1/9/14 - 16/1/20

Prof E. Phimster

Dr A. Rouaix

Alfiya Wright Third Party Access in carbon capture and storage PhD Economics 1/10/13 - 1/11/18

Prof E. Phimster

Prof A. Kemp

Rohitha Abayasekara Bio fuels PhD Economics 1/10/11 - 12/4/16

Prof E. Phimster

Dr A. Zangelidis

Theophilus Acheampong The Economics of Safety PhD Economics 1/10/12 - 24/5/17

Prof A. Kemp

Prof E. Phimster

Luis Loria Rebolledo Economic impact of assessment of emerging low carbon vehicle technologies PhD Economics 1/10/14 - 17/9/18

Dr T. Kiso/ Dr Verity Watson

Prof E. Phimster

Farah Roslan Renewable energy and growth in ASEAN.  The role of renewable electricity generation as growth driver in the economy PhD Economics 1/9/15 - 11/12/19

Prof L. Theodossiou

Dr T. Kiso

Pietropaolo Vanin Debt as intergenerational political conflict: theory and evidence.  PhD Economics 1/9/14 - 2/10/18

Prof C. Montagna

Prof K. Bender

Daniel Kopasker The effects of economic insecurity on health and wellbeing PhD Economics 1/9/13 - 4/5/17

Prof C. Montagna

Prof K. Bender

Ernesto Gove Junior Debt and Finance in Mozambique PhD Economics 1/9/16 - 31/8/19

Prof E. Phimster

Prof C.Montagna

Avanti Pinto The impact of regional environmental agreements on international trade and environmental quality PhD Economics 1/10/14 - 30/9/18

Dr N. Vlassis

Prof C. Montagna

Haidy Amer The impact of increasing the use of renewable energy sources on economic growth and environment in Egypt: Wind Energy Case Study PhD Economics 1/9/14 - 31/8/20

Dr M. Gronwald

Dr M. Wersing