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William W. Hogan, Raymond Plank professor of global energy policy, has been awarded a honorary doctoral degree from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH). The degree ceremony was held September 7 in Bergen, Norway.
"Research excellence and inspiration and importance to the academic environment at NHH have been key factors in selecting candidates for the honorary degrees," write School Rector Jan I. Haaland.
Hogan was recognized by NHH for his work having "pioneered and made fundamental contributions to the design and improvement of competitive electricity markets." He was one of ten honorary degree recipients this year.
A Harvard Kennedy School faculty member since 1978, Hogan serves as research director of the Harvard Electricity Policy Group (HEPG), which is examining alternative strategies for a more competitive electricity market. Hogan has also been a member of the faculty of Stanford University where he founded the Energy Modeling Forum (EMF), and he is a past president of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE). His current research focuses on major energy industry restructuring, network pricing and access issues, market design, and energy policy in nations worldwide. Hogan received his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and his PhD from UCLA.