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Principal Fellow & Head, Energy Economics Division
Emeritus Professor of UCL School of Energy and Resources, Adelaide, Australia
Professor Anthony (Tony) David OWEN

Research Interests
Research Highlights
Before joining the ESI, Tony was a Professor at the UCL School of Energy and Resources, Adelaide, Australia, where he held the Santos Chair in Energy Resources. Prior to that, he was Professor of Energy Economics in the Curtin Business School, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, and before that Associate Professor of Economics and Joint Director of the Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He has a PhD in Econometrics from the University of Kent (UK) and has held visiting appointments at the Universities of British Columbia, Colorado, Leeds, and Exeter, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (Paris), the UK Department of Energy (Harwell), and the International Energy Agency (Paris). Energy related consulting activities have been undertaken in Australia, China, Denmark, Indonesia, Norway, the Philippines and the UK. Tony is an Emeritus Professor at UCL, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, and Past President (2004) of the International Association for Energy Economics.

Research interest:

  • Cost-benefit analysis in the energy sector
  • Energy economics
  • The economics of alternation power generation technologies
  • The environmental impact of alternative power generation technologies
  • Liberalized power markets

Refereed journal articles

A D Owen, S Simons, and J Brown, “Levelised cost analysis of uranium enrichment facilities in Australia”, Journal of Nuclear Research and Development, 2013, Vol. 6, pp. 3-12.

A D Owen, “The economic viability of nuclear power in a fossil-fuel-rich country: Australia”, Energy Policy, 2011, Vol. 39, pp. 1305-1311.

A D Owen and R Betz, “The implications of Australia's Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme for its National Electricity Market”, Energy Policy, 2010, Vol. 38, pp. 4966-4977.

A D Owen and C Manuhutu, “Gas-on-gas competition in Shanghai”, Energy Policy, 2010, Vol. 38, pp. 2101-2106.

A D Owen and J Pope, “Emission trading schemes: potential revenue effects, compliance costs and overall tax policy issues”, Energy Policy, 2009, Vol. 37, pp. 4595-4603.

A D Owen, “The Inquiry into Electricity Supply in New South Wales”, Energy Policy, 2009, Vol. 37, 2009, pp. 570-576.

A D Owen and C Cockroft, “The Economics of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses”, Economic Record, Vol. 83, 2007, pp. 359-370.

Book chapter

A D Owen, “Economic instruments for pollution abatement: tradable permits versus carbon taxes”, in A. Dorsman, J L Simpson, and W Westerman (editors), Energy Economics and Financial Markets, Springer, New York, 2013.


A D Owen and N Hanley (editors), The Economics of Climate Change, Routledge, London, 2004.


A D Owen and Andrews-Speed, P., AEMI Meeting, 13-15 May 2014.


A D Owen, International Conference on Energy Economics, Colombo, 12-13 August 2014.
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