Associate Prof. Mohammad Reza Hesamzadeh
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Mohammad Reza Hesamzadeh (IEEE-SM’13) received his Docent (Readership) from KTH Royal Insitute of Technology, Sweden, and his PhD from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, in 2013 and 2010, respectively. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at KTH in 2010-2011 where he is currently an associate professor.
He is also a Faculty Affiliate at Program on Energy and Sustainable development (PESD), Stanford University and Research Professor at German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin).
Dr Hesamzadeh is a member of international association for Energy Economics (IAEE) and a Member of Cigre, Sweden Section. He is currently an editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. He has won several awards for his papers including several BEST PAPER AWARDs in IEEE power and energy society general meeting. He is the author of the textbook “The Economics of Electricity Markets” by Wiley-IEEE Press which is now used in several universities. He is also the editor of an upcoming Springer book on “Electricity Transmission Investment in Liberalized Electricity Markets”. Dr. Hesamzadeh has been providing consulting services on different energy market issues including Market Power Detection and Analysis for the Australian Competition and Consumer Comission and Australian Energy Regulatory. He is currently the regulatory expert for implementation of ISO for Bangladesh Electricity Industry project funded by World Bank.
Prof. Ingo Vogelsang
Ingo Vogelsang is a professor of economics at Boston University. He has received his doctorate in Economics from the University of Heidelberg in 1969. From 1968 to 1975 he was a managing limited partner of Vogelsang & Schönfeld, an international fuel-trading firm in Hamburg, Germany. He subsequently taught economics at the University of Bonn until 1980. From 1981 on he has been at Boston University. He is an Associate Editor of Information Economics and Policy and on the editorial board of several other journals, including the Journal of Regulatory Economics. His major consultancies include the RAND Corporation, the World Bank, the European Commission, the German Ministry of Economics (BMWi), the German Monopoly Commission, the German regulatory agency (BNetzA), and regulatory agencies in a number of countries.
Professor Vogelsang has published sixteen books and monographs and many articles on public utility regulation, public enterprises, privatization and institutional problems in network industries. Among others, he has developed regulatory mechanisms that formed the basis for price caps. In recent years, his research interest in energy has focused on methods for regulating electricity transmission networks and the characerization of transmission cost functions.