Jean Tirole's Enduring Influence on Energy Policy Analysis

16 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2015 Last revised: 20 Feb 2015

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Hamed Ghoddusi

California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo; Economic Research Forum

Ali Dadpay

Clayton State University; St. Edward's University

Date Written: January 21, 2015


Jean Tirole, the recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics, has made lasting contributions to many fields of economic analysis and policy. The present paper highlights the most important components of his contributions and their impact on developing new frontiers in energy policy analysis. We review the implications of his research in areas such as utilities regulation, environmental regulation and climate change, entry to upstream markets and energy markets, as well as the process of financing new energy projects. The paper ends by commenting on the impact of his recognition by the Nobel Prize Committee and how the future will not be the same.

Keywords: Competition Policy, Information Asymmetry, Regulation, Investment, Industrial Organization, Jean Tirole

Suggested Citation

Ghoddusi, Hamed and Dadpay, Ali and Dadpay, Ali, Jean Tirole's Enduring Influence on Energy Policy Analysis (January 21, 2015). Available at SSRN: or

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