Tyndall Centre Visiting Fellow
SPRU — Science & Technology Policy Research
University of Sussex, UK
DR. SHIMON AWERBUCH
Energy Economics, Finance & Technology
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Professional and Academic Experience

2001–02
Senior Advisor
International Energy Agency, Paris
Funded by Swedish Energy Ministry; Principal areas of research: i) European transmission network governance, regulation and pricing ii) Portfolio-based valuation and costing to implement EU energy diversity/security objectives with implications for DG/RE.

1991–00
Independent Economist
Nashua, NH
Sponsored research and consulting; energy policy/planning, electricity deregulation, portfolio-based technology valuation, transmission policy/pricing, capital budgeting and activity-based costing for new process technologies.

1986-93
Assistant Professor of Finance
College of Management, UMass-Lowell
Graduate and undergraduate courses in: Corporate and Regulatory Finance, Capital Budgeting Under Uncertainty, Investment Analysis, Analytical Methods for Manufacturing and New Technology Adoption (on leave 9/91 – 9/93).

1980–86
Chief, Economic and Policy Studies
Utility Intervention, NY State Executive Department
Testimony and research: economic versus accounting measures of income and wealth, economic depreciation, industrial maturation, technological innovation, capital structure and cost of capital.

1977–80
Managing Partner and Co-Founder
Tibbits Associates, Troy, NY
Architectural Housing Development, adaptive re-use and rehabilitation, project finance.

1976–77
Policy Analyst, Governors Economic Development Board
NY State Executive Department
State and local regulatory policy, economic develop-ment initiatives, innovation and economic development, statewide cash management and linked-deposit systems.

1975–76
Director, Policy Analysis and Planning Project
NY State Education Department
Non-linear, multi-criteria optimization to evaluate the effect of public finance delivery policies on higher education demand and on the financial viability of the state’s 230 post-secondary schools; Advisory Committee composed of industry and education leaders.

1974–75
Senior Consultant
Ernst & Whinney, Washington, D.C.
Regional economic development, transportation, tax policy, energy planning using regional input-output models and energy-sensitive SIC groups.

1971–73
Committee Counsel, Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation
NY State Assembly
Technical and economic assessment of major legislation including environmental impact statements and land use policy.

Education

Ph.D. Urban-Environmental Studies, 1975, School of Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.

Concentration: Economics, Quantitative Methods, Public Finance and Policy Analysis.

MSUrban-Environmental Studies, RPI, 1969.

BS Building Science, RPI, 1968.

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