Tooraj Jamasb is CBS Endowed Professor of Energy Economics and Director for Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure (CSEI). He has previously held a post as Chair in Energy Economics at Durham University, the SIRE Chair in Energy Economics, Heriot-Watt University and was Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge.

He is also a Research Associate at Energy Policy Research Group (University of Cambridge); Centre for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (Massachusetts Institute of Technology); and Oviedo Efficiency Group (University of Oviedo). He is also Associate Editor of the Energy Strategy Reviews Journal and Sustainability and a member of the academic panel of the UK Energy Regulator Ofgem.

Professor Jamasb has participated on research and consulting projects for the Council of European Energy Regulators, several European energy regulators, energy companies, Ofgem, Department of Energy and Climate Change, and The World Bank. He is co-editor of the inter-disciplinary books The Future of Electricity Demand: Customers, Citizens and Loads, 2011; Delivering a Low-Carbon Electricity System, 2008; and Future Electricity Technologies and Systems, 2006; all published by Cambridge University Press.


  • Energy Sector Reform and Markets
  • Energy Network
  • Regulatory Economics
  • Energy Policy
  • Energy Demand
  • Energy in Developing Countries
  • Energy Technology and Innovation


  • Ph.D - Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy, 2000

    University of Cambridge

  • M.Sc. - International Energy Management and Policy, 1992

    University of Pennsylvania

  • M.S. - Politique et Gestion de l'Energie, 1992

    Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs (ENSPM) Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP)

  • MEM - Master of Energy Management, 1991

    Norwegian School of Management (BI)

  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration, 1980

    Teheran School of Business

Previous Positions


Chair in Energy Economics

Durham University Business School

Mar 2013 – Jan 2019 Durham
  • Co-Director, Durham Energy Institute
  • Member, Senior Common Room (SCR), University College

Professor, SIRE Chair in Energy Economics

Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance, Heriot-Watt University

Mar 2010 – Feb 2013 Edinburgh

Senior Research Associate

Energy Policy Research Group, University of Cambridge

Apr 2005 – Feb 2010 Cambridge


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Energy Network Innovation for Green Transition: Economic Issues and Regulatory Options

In this age of low-cost capital and stimulus packages, is it the best time to heavily invest in tomorrow’s energy networks and research …

Regulatory Experimentation in Energy: Three Pioneer Countries and Lessons for the Green Transition

Regulation cannot always move as fast as innovation. Regulatory experiments enable real-life testing of new products, services or …

Assessing Private Investment in African Renewable Energy Infrastructure: A Multi-criteria Decision Analysis Approach

Energy poverty remains prevalent in many African countries, hindering economic development and exacerbating social inequalities. …

Experience Rates of Low-Carbon Domestic Heating Technologies in the United Kingdom

This paper presents the experience curves of low-carbon domestic heating technologies in the United Kingdom between 2010 and 2019. The …

Electricity Sector Reform Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Parametric Distance Function Approach

Since the late 1980s, electricity sector reforms have transformed the structure and organisation of the sector in many countries across …