WISE Public Lecture Series - Energy: Ten Big Ideas on Energy (What Everyone Needs to Know)
Adonis Yatchew, Professor, Economics, University of Toronto
If one had to select a handful of ideas that are foundational to understanding energy, its past, present and future, where would one begin? And how would one communicate them to those who do not specialize in one or another aspect of energy?
Drawing on the sciences, humanities and the social sciences, this talk will focus on ten ‘big’ ideas, illustrating their essentiality, and how they reach across the disciplines.
Adonis Yatchew’s research focuses on econometrics, energy and regulatory economics. Since completing his Ph.D. at Harvard University, he has taught at the University of Toronto. He has also held visiting appointments at Trinity College, Cambridge University and the University of Chicago, among others. He has written a graduate level text on semiparametric regression techniques published by Cambridge University Press. He has served in various editorial capacities at The Energy Journal since 1995 and is currently the Editor-in-Chief. He has advised public and private sector companies on energy, regulatory and other matters for over 25 years and has provided testimony in numerous regulatory and litigation procedures. Adonis Yatchew currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in energy economics, graduate courses in econometrics and ‘Big Ideas’ courses on energy and the environment with colleagues in physics and classics.