Nicholas Vasilakos

University of East Anglia

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Dr Nicholas Vasilakos is Lecturer B (Assistant Professor) in International Business at Norwich Business School of the University of East Anglia (UEA). He is faculty member of the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy and one of the two recipients of the 2012 Campbell Watkins award. He is a member of the International Association for Energy Economics and the British Academy of Management; a Fellow of the Institute of Carbon Accountants and Traders; and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Nicholas's research interests focus on the economics of regulation and the modelling of wholesale electricity markets. In particular, his most recent work discusses the challenges and effects of the rapidly increasing share of renewables (especially wind) in the capacity mix of Great Britain and other European states. Some of these challenges include issues related with the short and long term effect of renewables on wholesale electricity prices; the short and long term allocation of resources across different types of generating capacity; and the regulatory changes that may be required to accommodate such shift.
Nicholas has authored a number of articles in leading energy and energy-related journals on these subjects. He is the recipient of the 2012 Campbell-Watkins Energy Journal best paper award (shared with Richard Green of Imperial College), offered by the International Association for Energy Economics.

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Dr Nicholas Vasilakos
Centre for Competition Policy and
Norwich Business School
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich NR4 7TJ
United Kingdom

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