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Senior Industry Fellow
Security Analysis, Inc.
Sarah Emerson is the Managing Director of Energy Security Analysis, Inc. (ESAI),
an independent energy research and forecasting firm in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ms. Emerson joined ESAI when the petroleum consulting practice was launched in
1986. As Director of Petroleum Analysis, she has developed many of ESAI’s analytical
tools for assessing the oil market and forecasting oil prices. In addition, she
has supervised the development of an empirical source database of monthly oil
data that covers the period from January 1978 to the present for every country
in the world, with particular focus on non-OECD countries. More broadly, she has
conducted several industry studies on a diverse range of topics, such as the transfer
of pollution in energy trade, the profitability of Asian refining, the future
of the Asian bitumen market, petroleum product markets in the Indian Ocean, the
outlook for global automotive fuel markets, and the future of the Russian refining
industry. She regularly publishes articles in the energy trade press and is frequently
quoted in the press and interviewed on television. Ms. Emerson received her B.A.
from Cornell University and her M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University Nitze School
of Advanced International Studies. In addition to her market analysis and forecasting
activities, Ms. Emerson is an expert witness in energy sector litigation and an
adviser to the U.S., Japanese, and Indian governments on energy security issues.
General for Competition
Juan Delgado is an economist at the
Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission (Brussels, Belgium),
where he aids in the development of telecommunications systems, local loop unbundling,
broadband systems, antitrust, and regulatory policy. Previously, he worked as
an economist with the Spanish telecommunications regulator CMT, where he dealt
with liberalization, regulation, and antitrust issues. He has also taught economics
at the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid, Spain. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics
from the Universidad Carlos III and a M.S. in Economics from Warwick University
in the United Kingdom. He has written on competition issues in liberalized industries,
and has published in the Journal of Economic Theory and in the Journal of Industrial
Economics. Juan received the Universidad Carlos III Ph.D. Extraordinary Award
(2001-2003) for the best Ph.D. thesis in economics and the British Council and
the Fundacion Caja de Ahorros del Mediterraneo scholarship to complete his M.S.
in Economics at the University of Warwick.
Jens Weinmann, Ph.D.
Jens Weinmann is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Decision Science at London Business
School, University of London. His research focuses on institutional changes in
the Latin American energy sector over the last two decades, with a special emphasis
on electricity markets in the context of developing countries. He is exploring
the dynamics of electricity sector regulation and liberalization with a view on
factors that accelerate or delay regulatory reforms, including the natural resource
endowment and its consequences on governmental policies. He is interested in the
phenomenon of policy emulation and institutional isomorphism and has analyzed
the spread of liberalization policies across Latin America, combining multivariate
statistics with sociological theories. Most recently, he explored institutional
change from a corporate perspective in respect to the privatizations of generation
and distribution companies during the 1990s. He studied at the Technical University
in Berlin. After joining the Decision Science Department at London Business School,
he also collaborated with the World Energy Council on the study “Pricing Energy
in Developing Countries.” During his studies in Berlin and London, he received
grants from the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen
Volkes) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Candidate, Public Policy
Fan Zhang is a Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government,
Harvard University where she is a Pre-Doctoral Fellow with the Belfer Center for
Science and International Affairs and the Environmental Economics Program. She
is interested in environmental and energy economics and international environmental
policy. Her current research analyzes the impact of multi-dimensional uncertainties
of the deregulated electricity market on producers’ investment decisions regarding
clean technology. Fan received her M.S. in Environmental Economics and Management
from Peking University in 2002 and a B.S. in Environmental Science from Zhongshan
University in 1999, both with the highest honors. From 1999 to 2003, she worked
with the Center for Environmental Sciences of Peking University, The Chinese Academy
of Sciences, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
on development and environmental protection issues, including regional water and
air quality management, national land use, land cover change analysis, and green
Hailing Zang is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics, Texas
A&M University. Her research interests are empirical industrial organization,
game theory, and econometrics. She wishes to apply recently developed empirical
auction methodologies and game theory to the study of the wholesale electricity
market and particularly to the empirical study of the impact of financial transmission
rights on the efficiency of the wholesale electricity market. She is currently
studying oligopoly supply function equilibrium under dynamic games and the impact
of financial transmission rights on bidding behavior. At Texas A&M University,
where she works as a research assistant for Prof. Steven Puller on the study of
the Texas electricity market, she was awarded the Regents Fellowship. She received
a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Fudan University in Shanghai, China. She
was also awarded Shanghai Outstanding Student Award, the highest honor to undergraduate
students in the city of Shanghai.
2003-2004 Energy Policy Research Fellows
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Juan Rosellón, Senior Fellow and Fulbright Scholar at Harvards Kennedy School,
is Professor at the Department of Economics of the Centro de Investigación y Docencia
Economicas (CIDE) in Mexico City. As director of the program on energy economic
regulation at CIDE, he researches regulatory policy problems that decision makers
face in Mexico. He was the editor of Economía Mexicana (2000-2001), one
of the leading journals on the Mexican Economy, as well as Secretary of the Mexican
Chapter of the IAEE (1999-2001), and member of its advisory board since 2001.
He was Chief Economist at the Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission (1995-1997).
He was a faculty member of the Program on Privatization, Regulatory Reform and
Corporate Governance at Harvard University (1997-2000), and at Princeton University
(2001). He has been a member of the Mexican National System of Researchers (SNI)
since 1994. In that same year, he received the National Award in Economics from
Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo. Professor Rosellón earned his Ph.D in Economics
from Rice University. He won the Gabino Barreda Medal, the highest student honor
granted by the National University of Mexico. While at the Repsol YPF-Harvard
Kennedy School program, he will carry out a research agenda on the reform
of the Mexican electricity industry.
Pricing Electricity Transmission In Mexico
A Merchant Mechanism for Electricity Transmission Expansion, with Tarjei Kristiansen,
Journal of Regulatory Economics, Second Revise and Resubmit
Different Approaches to Supply Adequacy in Electricity Markets
Mexican Electricity Sector: Economic, Legal and Political Issues, with Victor
G. Carreón-Rodriguez, Armando Jiménez SanVicente, under revision to be published
in a book edited by Stanford University
Behavior and the Pricing of Gas in Mexico, with Dagobert L. Brito, The
Energy Journal , Revise and Resubmit.
Price Regulation in a Vertically Integrated Natural Gas Industry: The Case of
Mexico, with Dagobert L. Brito, The Review of Network Economics , Forthcoming
Implications Of The Elasticity Of Natural Gas In Mexico On Investment In Gas Pipelines
And In Setting The Arbitrage Point, with Dagobert L. Brito
Joe Aldy is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Economics at Harvard University.
His fields of interest include environmental economics and public economics.
His research currently addresses the value of reducing mortality risk as
it relates to age and the relationship between economic development and carbon
Prior to coming to Harvard, Joe served on the staff of the Presidents
Council of Economic Advisers from 1997 to 2000 where his portfolio included a
wide range of environmental and natural resource issues, including climate change
policy, air quality regulations, world oil and refined petroleum markets, electricity
restructuring, environmental issues in China, and sustainable development.
He served as the lead author for the 1998 report The Kyoto Protocol
and the Presidents Policies to Address Climate Change: Administration Economic
Analysis and participated in bi-lateral and multi-lateral workshops and
meetings on climate change policy in Argentina, Bolivia, China, France, Germany,
Kazakhstan, Korea, Israel, Mexico, and Uzbekistan as well as at COP-4, COP-5,
and the OECD.
He was a Presidential Management Intern from 1996 to 1998.
Joe received a Master of Environmental Management degree from the Nicholas
School of the Environment in 1995 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University
Environmental Kuznets Curve Analysis of U.S. State-Level Carbon Dioxide Emissions
in Per Capita Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Jack is a doctoral candidate in Public Policy at the Kennedy School. His research
centers on the economic analysis of human-environment interactions in developing
countries. Currently he is analyzing the determinants of household energy technology
choices by poor families in Latin America and the linkages between energy, indoor
air pollution and human health. Darby received his bachelors degree from
Williams College in 1997. After college he spent two years analyzing strategies
to promote sustainable forest management in Guatemala, Chile and Bolivia as a
Fellow of the Watson Foundation. Darby then worked for the Mountain Institute
in Huaraz, Peru and helped start a consultancy that advises landowners and conservationists
in Latin America on matters related to climate change. Darby has received several
awards and fellowships including the Thomas Hardie Prize from Williams College,
a Joseph Crump Fellowship from Harvard University, and the Watson Fellowship.
At Harvard he is affiliated with the Center for International Development, the
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Environmental Economics
Household Energy And Health
Lin, Fellow |
is a doctoral candidate in Economics at Harvard University. She is interested
in applying her knowledge of microeconomic theory, game theory, contract theory,
econometrics, and optimal control theory to issues relating to energy and the
environment. Among her current areas of research are the petroleum industry, regulatory
federalism, air quality, and technological progress. She has presented her work
at conferences in France, Germany, Greece, and Italy. Cynthia received her bachelor's
degree, summa cum laude, in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard
College in 2000. Her undergraduate atmospheric chemistry thesis on trends in ozone
smog was awarded a Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize and culminated in two journal publications.
She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in her junior year. In addition to the Repsol
YPF - Harvard Kennedy School Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Cynthia's graduate honors
include an EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship, a National Science
Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, a Repsol YPF - Harvard Kennedy
School Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in energy policy, a Rita Ricardo-Campbell Fellowship
in Economics, a Jens Aubrey Westengard Scholarship, and Harvard Committee on Undergraduate
Education (CUE) Certificates of Distinction in Teaching for both her semesters
as the teaching fellow for Professor Martin Weitzman's course on optimal control
theory. Cynthia is currently a Pre-Doctoral Fellow in the Environmental Economics
Program at Harvard University. In 2004, she was invited to attend the 1st Lindau
Meeting with Economics Nobel Laureates, where she was selected to give the closing
remarks on behalf of the young economist participants.
Multi-Stage Investment Timing Game In Offshore Petroleum Production: Preliminary
Results From An Econometric Model
Annual and Monthly Supply and Demand For World Oil: A Dry Hole?
World Oil Extraction: Calibrating and Simulating The Hotelling Model
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