Subhes Bhattacharyya

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Honorary Lecturer and Member of CEPMLP Global Academic Team


Subhes Bhattacharyya, was a Senior Lecturer in Energy/ Petroleum Economics at the Centre from 2003 until end of August 2012. He has moved to the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development, De Montfort University, Leicester (UK) where he is a Professor.

Subhes led the MSc in Energy Studies (since October 2006) and the MSc in Climate Change Economics and Policy. He is an internationally recognised energy specialist with a particular focus on the developing world. He has 25 years of involvement with the energy sector.

He is the Principal Investigator of an EPSRC/DfID research grant of £1.9 Million for a collaborative, interdisciplinary research for developing a viable business model for delivering off-grid electricity supply in South Asia. For further details on this, please see His edited book titled Rural Electrification through Decentralised Off-grid Systems in Developing Countries was published in 2013 by Springer.

He is the author of “Energy Economics: Concepts, Issues, Markets and Governance” which has been published by Springer-Verlag. He has also worked as a short-term consultant to the World Bank and published a research paper on energy demand models (WPS4866).

Professor Bhattacharyya specialises in energy, regulatory and environmental studies from a multi-disciplinary perspective taking techno-economic, governance, and management and policy aspects into consideration. He has both academic and industry experience and leadership qualities for managing academic as well as project-related activities.

He continues to be involved with the Distance Learning mode of delivery of the MSc in Energy Studies at the Centre.


Distance Learning Modules:

Energy Economics: The Issues (CP50037)

This is a module in applied economics that applies economic analysis to energy sector issues. Various contemporary and traditional issues faced by the energy sector such as competition versus state control in the sector, pricing, regulation, environmental challenges, economics of renewable energies, as well as issues like high energy prices, energy security, energy sector reform and energy investments are considered. The aim is to familiarise the students with economic concepts and their applications to analyse and appraise the energy sector issues and policies. The module provides an international perspective and allows students to appreciate the challenges in a logical manner.

Energy Economics: The Tools (CP50038)

This module introduces the tools relevant for the economic analysis of energy sector challenges. The module introduces energy data and tools for demand analysis as well as the demand-side management. Similarly, it also presents the concepts for energy investment analysis and tools for analysing fossil fuel and electricity supply. Finally, it introduces the integrated analysis of supply and demand-sides. The aim of the module is to help students understand the essential tools that are required to gain a good understanding of energy economics. Students get an opportunity to see how various approaches and methods are used to deal with decision making problems in the energy sector.

Petroleum Policy and Economics (CP50007)

This module deals with the economic and policy aspects of the international oil and industry. It presents the specific economic characteristics of the industry and explains the developments of the industry using economic logic. The module covers the entire supply chain of the oil and gas industry and focuses both on the supply and demand sides of the industry. It also considers the current issues and challenges faced by the industry. The main aim of the module is to help students become familiar with the economic concepts relevant for the petroleum industry and apply them to analyse relevant developments and challenges of the industry.