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Energy Intelligence is pleased to announce that William D. Nordhaus, Sterling Professor of Economics & Professor in the School of the Environment – Yale University, has been named as Energy Intelligence’s Energy Economist of the Year for 2023.
The award recognizes Professor Nordhaus' pivotal role in the macroeconomic modelling of climate change, for which he was awarded a Nobel Prize in 2018.
The award will be presented to Professor Nordhaus at the Energy Intelligence Forum event which will be held in London, October 17-19, 2023.
The Dr. Herman Franssen Energy Economist of the Year Award is given annually to a top energy economist who embodies the characteristics that Dr. Franssen stood for: intellectual curiosity, a global perspective and a dedication to the field of energy.
The award is designed to shine a light on the intellectual work being done by economists to understand the profound changes happening in the world of energy and economics.
Nominees are drawn from professional organizations as well as the public and private sector. A short-list is then ranked by a selection committee that includes Energy Intelligence staff, as well as members of academia, the private sector and government.
Dr. Franssen dedicated his life to understanding, analyzing and discussing the field of energy. He helped craft energy policies through positions within the governments of the US and Oman and as chief economist for the International Energy Agency oversaw the release of the agency's first major World Energy Outlook.
Dr. Franssen was the long-time executive director of Energy Intelligence until his passing in January 2020.
Professor Lord Nicholas Stern IG Patel Professor of Economics & Government; Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change & the Environment, LSE