University of Surrey

Surrey Energy Economics Centre (SEEC)

PhD Programme

The School of Economics at the University of Surrey enjoys a strong and growing reputation for its research. It receives full recognition from the Economic and Social Research Council for research training as part of the South East Doctoral Training Centre and attracts excellent research students. The School of Economics runs a full-time four-year PhD programme. The first year is dedicated to core courses in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics.The second year provides specialized training in several areas of economics and econometrics, both from theoretical and empirical perspectives. The last two years are dedicated to independent research, under the guidance of a supervisor and a co-supervisor. At the end, the student will submit a dissertation that is examined by viva voce and lends itself to the publication of papers in highly rated peer reviewed journals. Within the school a number of research students are attached to SEEC doing interesting and important research in the energy area.

Applicants are expected to hold an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline, normally with a first class honours (or equivalent). Non-native speakers of English will normally require IELTS 7.0 or above with a minimum of 6.5 in each component (or equivalent).

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Examples of completed SEEC PhDs

2014

Elisabetta Pellini

Essays on European Electricity Market Integration

2013

Mahmud Suleiman

Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Economic Growth and the Resource Curse: An Empirical Analysis

2013

John Eakins

An Analysis of the Determinants of Household Energy Expenditures: Empirical Evidence from the Irish Household Budget Survey

2012

Zafer Dilaver

Structural Times Series Modelling of Energy Demand

2011

Scott Milne

Carbon intensity of UK Household Consumption: Scenarios to 2030

2009

Suleiman Sa'Ad

A Comparative Study of South Korean and Indonesian Energy Demand: the Role of Improved Energy Efficiency and Exogenous Factors

2008

Jasmin Idris

A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis of Energy Policy in Malaysia

2008

Olutomi I Adeyemi

Modelling OECD Industrial Energy Demand

2008

David C Broadstock

Traffic demand and land-use in the UK: An econometric analysis using the TRICS database

2008

Hassan Mahmud

Oil, institutions and growth

2007

Jaruwan Chontanawat

Causality between energy consumption and economic growth: Evidence from over 100 countries

2005

Jittima Mantajit

Technical efficiency and productivity change in the Thai gas industry

2005

Arqam Al-Rabbaie

Modelling the demand for energy in the OECD countries using three econometric approaches

2004

Jose Eduardo Mendoza

The regulation of natural monopolies under political constraints

2004

Carole Nakhle

Petroleum and taxation: A critical evaluation with special application to the UK Continental Shelf

2002

Dionisa Tzavara

Telecommunications regulation

2002

Yasushi Ninomiya

The underlying energy demand trend and seasonality: An application of the Structural Time Series Model to energy demand in the UK and Japan

2002

Ahmed Al Azzam

The demand for energy in Jordan

2000

Hossein Kashani

The impacts of regulatory frameworks on the development of the petroleum industry

1999

Lanre Babalola

Technical efficiency and impact of ownership on performance: The case of the Nigerian electricity industry

 

 

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