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, where possible, cost

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 2019