Philip Wright

Research Associate

Philip Wright is a fellow of the UK’s Energy Institute and was formerly professor, then honorary professor, of energy policy and economics at the University of Sheffield. Over more than three decades, his research, publications, consultancy, and teaching have covered the gamut of energy industries and companies that operate in them. As well as contributing a critical perspective on the liberalization of gas and electricity industries, his work has also addressed the fiscal regime of UK oil and gas. His views and expertise have been sought by government organizations, international organizations, companies, trade unions, and universities in Europe and Latin America. Fluent in French and Spanish, he has been a visiting professor at the University of Montpellier 1 and at the University of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. He is currently scientific director at the Observatorio del Caribe Colombiano in Cartagena de Indias, where he has been involved in various projects to improve the performance of the electricity supply in the nation’s Caribbean region. These have included the development of a monitoring system to provide early warnings of problems which would delay the timely commissioning of new electricity network investment projects and, with his colleague Carmen Ocampo, an evaluation of the impact of a government electricity subsidy designed to assist the very poorest of households. Most recently, he and his coleague Lina Moyano have written a study of the extent to which Colombia’s new system of distributing resource industry royalties has had a direct impact on poverty in its Caribbean region.

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