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)

  • 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., Pritchard, G., Sharp, B., Yuan, Z., & Zakeri, G. (2015). Correlation analysis on wind and hydro resources with electricity demand and prices in New Zealand. Applied Energy, 137, 445-462. 10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.10.015
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kiti Suomalainen, Golbon Zakeri, Geoffrey Pritchard
  • Jiang, N., & Sharp, B. (2014). Cost Efficiency of Daity Farming In New Zealand: A Stochastic Frontier Analysis. Agricutlural and Resource Economics Review, 43 (3), 406-418.
  • Suomalainen, K., Pritchard, G., Sharp, B., Yuan, Z., & Zakeri, G. (1/12/2013). Wind Power in New Zealand: Renewable energy resource dynamics in a hydro‐based power system. Poster presented at ECR workshop 2013: Tecnológico de Monterrey. Mexico City, Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/27330
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kiti Suomalainen
  • Byrd, H., Ho, A., Sharp, B., & Kumar-Nair, N. (2013). Measuring the solar potential of a city and its implications for energy policy. Energy Policy, 61, 944-952. Related URL.
  • Byrd, H., Ho, A., Sharp, B., & Kumar-Nair, N. (2013). Measuring the solar potential of a city and its implications for energy policy. Energy Policy, 61, 944-952. 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.06.042
  • Malafeh, S., & Sharp, B. (2013). Sustainable development of geothermal resources: an economic alternative. Paper presented at Stanford's 38th Geothermal Workshop, Stanford University, Stanford, California. 11 February - 13 February 2013. Related URL.
  • Sharp, B., & Poletti, S. (2012). Green Growth: opportunities for New Zealand. Related URL.

Contact details

Alternative contact

Correct Location:

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

Primary location

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