Europe’s ambitious decarbonisation targets have become a common horizon for European and national policy makers. Yet, achieving a just transition and a carbon-neutral economy by 2050 requires unprecedented joint efforts. Addressing the climate and energy challenges requires a thorough understanding of ever-changing markets and actors, infrastructure developments and affordability of energy for citizens. CERRE actively engages with academics, policymakers, regulators, international organisations, the industry and civil society to move climate and energy regulation forward.
He was previously leading the public affairs and communications activities of European Aluminium where he managed international campaigns on energy and climate matters.
Prior to this, he was a manager in the energy and climate practice at Burson-Marsteller Brussels (now BCW), a leading global PA and PR agency.
Earlier in his career, he worked for the Italian Ministry of European Affairs and the European Commission on single market and external policies.
He holds a MA in European Law from the College of Europe (Bruges) and a MBA in Business and Finances from the Solvay Business School (Brussels).
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Albéric Mongrenier heads up the Energy & Climate practice at the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE), working with the CERRE members and European policymakers on sustainability issues across the board.
Before joining CERRE, Albéric worked at FTI Consulting, where he specialised in global public affairs programmes and campaigns across a wide range of sectors and countries. Prior to that, he spent several years in the Middle East and Central Asia working in economic intelligence, as a journalist and as an independent advisor in the energy sector.
A French national, Albéric studied energy and defence policy at Sciences Po, Paris, and MGIMO University, Russia.
Alessandra Botta first joined the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE) in January 2020 as Project Intern, mainly supporting Energy & Climate activities and the Communications team. She is now Project Officer, Energy & Climate, at CERRE.
Alongside her university studies, Alessandra worked for three months as assistant to the Educational Manager at the Centre International d’Antibes (CIA) School of Language in the French Riviera and at Longchamp retail stores in Berlin.
She holds a B.Sc. in International and Diplomatic Sciences from the University of Trieste (Italy) and has recently obtained her M.A. in Contemporary European Studies (Euromasters) from the University of Bath (United Kingdom). During her Master’s Degree, she studied in several different universities around Europe, including the Charles University (Univerzita Karlova) in Prague, the Humboldt Universität (HU) and the Freie Universität (FU) in Berlin.
Michael Pollitt is Professor of Business Economics at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He is an Assistant Director of the university’s Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) and a Fellow and Director of Studies in Economics and Management at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.
He is a former external economic advisor to Ofgem. He is a member of the editorial board of the Review of Industrial Organization, Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, Utilities Policy and The Energy Journal. He was a founding co-editor of Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy.
His research interests include productivity analysis, measurement of economic reform impacts and future electricity and carbon market design and regulation.
Michael has a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford.
Professor Nils-Henrik von der Fehr is Head of the Economics Department at the University of Oslo.
In addition to numerous academic positions, Nils-Henrik is a member of the European Energy Institute, and served as a Member of the Dutch Electricity Market Surveillance Committee.
His research interests include microeconomics, industrial economics, regulation and competition policy.
He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Oslo.
Friðrik Már Baldursson is a CERRE Research Fellow and Professor of Economics at the Reykjavik University Business School where he formerly served as the Dean.
He has extensive experience of economic analysis from a decade of service as Head of Economic Research and Managing Director at the National Economic Institute of Iceland as well as from various consultancy projects.
He has been active in public service in various roles, including the Supervisory Board of the Central Bank of Iceland. In October 2008, he led negotiations with the IMF on Iceland’s behalf.
Prof. Baldursson holds a PhD in Applied Statistics and Probability from Columbia University as well as an MSc in Economics.
Catherine Banet (PhD) is Associate Professor at the University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, Norway.
Her fields of expertise include energy law, environmental law, competition law and EU/EEA law. Her research focuses on renewable energy, support schemes and alternative financing models, energy market design, energy infrastructures regulation, climate change mitigation measures, including carbon capture and storage (CCS).
Chi Kong Chyong is a Research Associate at the Judge Business School and Director of the Energy Policy Forum, University of Cambridge. His research interests include energy markets modelling, and particularly equilibrium modelling of natural gas markets.
He holds a PhD in Energy Economics and Policy from the Cambridge Judge Business School and an MPhil in Technology Policy from Cambridge.
Before coming to Cambridge, he worked as a researcher at the National Academy of Sciences in Ukraine. Since completing his PhD, Kong has been a research associate at EPRG working mostly on natural gas market modelling and Eurasian gas trade relations as well as on energy infrastructure investment.
Monica Giulietti is a CERRE Research Fellow and Professor of Microeconomics at the University of Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics, where she heads the Economics Discipline Group focusing primarily of energy economics and regulation.
Previously, she worked at the universities of Warwick, Nottingham, Aston and Exeter. Throughout her career, she has frequently published in international journals and conducted research work for several governmental institutions and organisations.
Chloé Le Coq is a CERRE Research Fellow and Professor of Economics at the University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas and at the Stockholm School of Economics (SITE).
Her research interests include industrial organisation and behavioural economics, especially topics related to energy markets, anti-trust policy and social innovation.
She has held visiting positions at the University of Purdue, at the University of California Berkeley Energy Institute and at the National Singapore University.
Sean Ennis is Director of the Centre for Competition Policy and a Professor of Competition Policy at Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia.
Previously, he was a Senior Economist in the Competition Division of the OECD. Prior to that, he has served as an Executive Director of the Competition Commission of Mauritius, as an Economist at the European Commission’s DG Competition and at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division.
Over the years, Mr Ennis has published research studies and reports published by economic journals and submitted to the European Parliament, the G20, the OECD and the World Bank. He has co-authored reports for regulatory and government agencies in Australia, Greece, Mexico, Romania, the United Kingdom and the United States.
He received a BA (Hons) in Economics from King’s College, Cambridge and a PhD in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.
Professor Bert Willems, a Belgian national, is a CERRE Research Fellow and an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Tilburg.
He is also a Research Fellow of the CentER for Economic Research, Tilburg University, and a Senior Member of Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC). He is also vice-chairman of the Benelux Association for Energy Economics (BAEE).
Bert holds a MSc in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Economics from the KU Leuven.
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