Professor Basil Milsom Hastings Sharp

BCom, MS, PhD

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Chair in Energy Economics

Biography

Energy Education Trust of New Zealand Professor of Energy & Resource Economics, Director of The Energy Centre and Associate Dean Postgraduate. His research interests span the field of energy and resource economics, economics of the environment, and law and economics. He has a specific interest in the application of economics and econometric methods to contemporary resource and environmental problems. His current research focuses on renewable energy, contract design under uncertainty, rights based systems of governance and spatial modelling.

Research | Current

Assessment of solar energy potential in Auckland, optimal contract design involving a wind farm and land owner, energy efficiency and spatial modelling of hazards.

Postgraduate supervision

I am currently supervising PhD topics in: application of CGE models to climate change & energy conservation; stochastic frontier models of cross country energy efficiency; dairy farmer nutrient management practices; and New Zealand's gas market.

Areas of expertise

Spatial econometrics, contract design; energy policy; resource pricing; & property rights

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Yang, W., & Sharp, B. (2018). Spatial analysis of dairy yields response to intensive farming in New Zealand. China Agricultural Economic Review10.1108/CAER-03-2016-0044
  • Ma, C.-Q., Ren, Y.-S., Zhang, Y.-J., & Sharp, B. (2018). The allocation of carbon emission quotas to five major power generation corporations in China. Journal of Cleaner Production, 189, 1-12. 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.04.006
  • Suomalainen, K., Wang, V., & Sharp, B. (2017). Rooftop solar potential based on LiDAR data: Bottom-up assessment at neighbourhood level. Renewable Energy, 111, 463-475. 10.1016/j.renene.2017.04.025
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42965
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kiti Suomalainen
  • Yang, W., & Sharp, B. (2017). Spatial dependence and determinants of dairy farmers’ adoption of best management practices for water protection in New Zealand. Environ Manage, 59 (4), 594-603. 10.1007/s00267-017-0823-6
  • Sheng, M., & Sharp, B. (2017). Aggregate road passenger travel demand in New Zealand. Energy Centre, University of Auckland. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Selena Sheng
  • Sheng, M., & Sharp, B. (2017). The Influence of Urban Forms on Transit Behaviour in the Auckland Region. Energy Centre, University of Auckland.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Selena Sheng
  • Suomalainen, K., Wang, V., & Sharp, B. (2016). Solar energy potential on Auckland rooftops based on LiDAR data.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29884
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kiti Suomalainen
  • Suomalainen, K., & Sharp, B. (2016). Electricity sector transformation in New Zealand: A sustainability assessment approach. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 8 (3)10.1063/1.4950943
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kiti Suomalainen

Contact details

Alternative contact

Correct Location:

OWEN G GLENN BUILDING
Level 6, Room 260-655
12 GRAFTON RD
Auckland 1010
New Zealand

Primary office location

OWEN G GLENN BUILDING - Bldg 260
Level 6, Room 655
12 GRAFTON RD
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand