Norwegian Government Supports Seminar Series on Energy Economics at ISET
Thursday, 25 October, 2012

ISET is pleased to announce that from October 30 through November 12, 2012, it will host a number of seminars on topics related to energy markets. Professor Einar Hope, a visiting faculty member at ISET, will deliver this seminar series, which was organized by students and professors of ISET’s Concentration in Energy and Natural Resources Management. The seminars will be open to students, graduates, and ISET faculty.

Professor Einar Hope’s research interests are industrial organization and competition policy, energy market analysis and regulation, and financial market analysis and regulation.

From 1995 to 1999 he served as director of the Norwegian Competition Authority. Starting in 1999, he became a professor of energy economics at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, where he continues to serve as an Emeritus Professor. In the past, Professor Hope also served as president of the International Association for Energy Economics.
The first seminar, on the topic of "Lessons from power sector reform: the Nordic power sector and beyond," will be held on October 30 at 5 pm.
The following seminars will cover other pertinent topics in energy economics, such as:

  •  Regulation of electricity markets and networks (November 1, Thursday, 3.15 p.m.)
  •  The Norwegian electricity network regulation system and some lessons learned (November 5, Monday, 5 p.m.)
  •  Renewable energy and security of supply: challenges and remedies (November 7, 3.15 p.m.)

In addition, on Thursday, November 8 at 5 p.m. Professor Hope will also deliver an open public seminar at the conference hall of ISET about “Optimal composition and regulation of a liberalized electricity system: investment, pricing, sustainability, and security of supply” with the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

We would like to express our gratitude to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for its generous support of the school and the Energy Economics Program in particular.