The Energy Education Trust of New Zealand funds undergraduate and honours scholarships offered by the Energy Centre.

PhD Scholarship opportunity: Gas Markets and Economic Opportunities of Energy Extraction from Gas Hydrates

Previous study in Economics at masters or honours level is required. The scholarship value is $35,500 for up to 36 months. The successful applicant will enrol as a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics and work in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. Thesis research will focus on:

  • Background developments and trends in international gas markets
  • Economic modelling and analysis of the New Zealand gas market, including price formation in commercial and residential markets
  • Estimating the economic contribution of gas, including electricity generation and as a feedstock to industry
  • Gas hydrate recovery technology including costs where possible
  • Economic benefits of gas hydrate recovery

View details for doctoral study application process


Please forward academic background, research experience, referees and a 3,000 work research proposal to Professor Basil Sharp

Closed for 2021