Economic Analysis | Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Jason Harold joined the ESRI in June 2017 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Collaborative Research of Decentralisation, Electrification, Communications and Economics (CREDENCE) project. He was awarded his PhD in Economics in NUI Galway and the title of his thesis was ‘Empirical Essays on Consumer Engagement and Heterogeneity in Residential Energy Demand’. He holds a BA degree in Economics and Finance and a MA degree in Financial Engineering, both from NUI Maynooth, as well as a MA degree in Economic Policy Evaluation and Planning from NUI Galway.
During his PhD, he worked as a lecturer and teaching assistant in NUI Galway and was also a visiting research scholar in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to commencing his PhD, he worked as an intern for the ESRI.
His main research interest is in energy economics, with a particular focus on residential energy demand, demand side management, consumer switching and energy technology acceptance and adoption. He is also interested in applied microeconometrics.
Tel: +353 1 8632000
Latest Publications: Drivers of people's preferences for spatial proximity to energy infrastructure technologies: a cross-country analysisHow much extra energy does a household use when its income rises? The answer depends on how much energy it uses in the first placeThe income elasticity of household energy demand: a quantile regression analysisThe Determinants of Residential Gas Demand in Ireland
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Programmes and Projects: CREDENCE: Collaborative Research of Decentralisation, Electrification, Communications and Economics