Vahid Ghorbani Pashakolaie
    • Aston Triangle, Aston University, Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI)

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

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    Research Interests

    • Renewable energy and bioenergy policy assessment
    • Bioenergy and bioeconomy
    • Energy and climate policy
    • Electricity market

    Skills and Methods:

    • Statistical and regression analysis
    • Capital budgeting and valuation
    • Socio-economic assessment
    • System dynamic
    • Game theory


    Vahid Ghorbani Pashakolaie finished his Ph.D. in energy economics at ATU (Allame Tabatabaie University) of Iran in April 2015. In his Ph.D., he investigated petroleum economics to assess the optimization of oil production based on the Hoteling rule. During his Ph.D., he was visiting scholar at NMBU University, Norway. Following his Ph.D., he worked in the petrochemical industry and also as an assistant professor in energy economics at Niroo Research Institute (NRI) in Iran.

    Vahid has joined EBRI in Sep 2021 and is working on two projects: in the rice straw biogas project, with a pilot plant in the Philippines, he is carrying out the economic and socio-economic assessment of non-monetary benefits; in the Topic Group Systems of the Supergen Bioenergy Hub, he is conducting socio-economic analysis and policy assessment of bioenergy systems in the UK.


    • Sep 2021 – Present: Research Fellow, Aston University. 
    • 2018 – 2021: Assistant Professor, Niroo Research Institute (NRI), Iran.
    • 2015-2018: Economic analyst, Energy investment holding Co., Iran.

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    European Economic Association (EEA)

    Contact Details


    Room Number: EBRI-102

    Education/Academic qualification


    Sep 2010Apr 2015

    Award Date: 28 Apr 2015


    Sep 2007Feb 2010


    Sep 2003May 2007


    • HB Economic Theory
    • Energy Economics
    • Bioenergy Economics
    • Social Economics
    • Econometrics
    • Microeconomics
    • Renewable Energy
    • Business model
    • Energy Policy
    • System Dynamics
    • Macroeconomics
    • Development Economics
    • Economic History
    • Petroleum Economics
    • Financial Econometrics
    • Optimal control
    • Regression
    • Panel data
    • Economic Growth models


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