We undertake relevant, significant and multidisciplinary research on energy markets in collaboration with industry and policymakers. We build on Monash Business School’s existing strengths in energy research to enhance impactful collaborations and partnership opportunities sourced and coordinated across Monash by the Monash Energy Institute (MEI). We grow the connections and relationships with key external industry and government partners such as the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), Woodside Energy, RACE for 2030 CRC, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) and the Australian Energy Regulator and Energy Consumers Australia. We often do this through MEI's spin-out initiatives, such as the Grid Innovation Hub (GIH), which is Monash Net Zero 2030 Initiative’s living lab.
A current area of focus is the challenge of accelerating the transformation of the power sector through the GIH, tackling the urgent Energy Market Design problem with the AEMC, ARENA, and Power Systems Consulting.
- To engage in influential and impactful multidisciplinary research on energy markets in collaboration with industry and policymakers.
- Combine existing Monash Business School strengths in market structure, design and behaviour, forecasting, experimental analytics and Big Data, energy finance and regulation to address global climate challenges and shape economic policy and best practice.
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We conduct a range of interdisciplinary research projects seeking to meet emerging national and international energy challenges including:
- Energy transition
- Greenhouse gas emissions and energy usage in manufacturing
- Taxation law to support energy justice
- Barriers to energy use in the circular economy
- Geopolitical energy challenges, partnerships and equality
Our members approach their research using a number of different methodologies drawn from applied, experimental, behavioural and health economics, econometrics, statistics and exploratory data analysis, finance studies and taxation studies.
We also seek to translate our academic findings into concrete policy recommendations for various regulation and governance actors.
Our research agenda and expertise consists of a number of interrelated themes, as follows:
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Professor Dianne Cook
- 8 June 2021, Conversations in Time: Interactive visualization to explore structured temporal data, The R Journal
- 25 September 2020, Visualizing probability distributions across bivariate cyclic temporal granularities, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics
- 13 February 2019, Tidy data structures to support temporal data analysis, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics
- 23 October 2018, Calendar plots for examining temporal patterns in data collected on people, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics
- 5 July 2012, Glyph-maps for visually exploring temporal patterns in climate data and models, Environmetrics
Dr Diane Kraal
- 23 July 2021, Transforming business fleets to clean up carbon emissions, Monash Business School News
- 17 August 2021, A fleet-footed focus to improve electric vehicle uptake in Australia, Monash Lens
- 11 August 2021, Call for tax break to drive electric fleet, Daily Mail Online
Dr Mita Bhattacharya
- 15 January 2016, The effect of renewable energy consumption on economic growth: Evidence from top 38 countries, Science Direct
- 15 April 2020, How COVID-19 may reshape energy policy, Monash Impact
- 20 July 2020, Are cleaner energy policies possible for India post COVID-19?, Monash Impact