Griffith academic joins Cambridge University Energy Policy Research Group

Professor Paul Simshauser

Griffith University’s Professor Paul Simshauser will lend his expertise in economics to the University of Cambridge as the newest member of its esteemed Energy Policy Research Group.

Professor Simshauser joins more than 60 academics from highly regarded institutions around the world as part of the group’s cabal of Associate Researchers, and is one of only two from an Australian university to claim membership.

“I was humbled to be welcomed into the University of Cambridge’s Energy Policy Research Group as an Associate Researcher,” Professor Simshauser said of the appointment.

“The group has access to some of the world’s finest minds in economics, technology policy and political science, and I am excited to contribute to its vital work in improving decision- and policy-making for the electricity and energy industries.”

Under the direction of Cambridge’s Professor David Newbery, the Energy Policy Research Group is based at the university’s Judge Business School, and is responsible for delivering “rigorous independent research output” to help steer the direction of energy policy across both the private and public sectors.

Professor Simshauser adds to the group’s already-considerable expertise with his own knowledge and experience garnered from his work as a Professor of Economics, specialising in energy economics and energy policy.

He was previously the Director-General of the Department of Energy and Water Supply, and Chief Economist with AGL Energy, one of Australia’s largest utility companies.

Professor Simshauser holds membership in the Economics Society of Australia as well as CEDA’s Council on Economic Policy, and is a Fellow of CPA Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

For more information about the Energy Policy Research Group, see its website.