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Institute of Energy Economics (EWI), Cologne University 2005f
Albertus-Magnus-Platz Koeln 50923, Germany
tel:49-221 4702258 fax:49-221 446537

Organizational Status: University-affiliated institute, founded in 1943.

General Description: EWI's activities are education; research and consultancy; organization of conference; and publication. EWI's research and consultancy covers the following areas: (1) sector-specific energy industry studies; (2) energy pricing; (3) institutional and regulatory issues; (4) integration of energy markets in the EU; (5) energy and environmental interaction; and (6) modeling of the electricity and gas markets. In addition, EWI offers an optional course in energy economics in Cologne University's Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences. The course can be chosen among the graduate programs in business administration and economics. Each year, some 50 graduate students choose this option, and about 15 students prepare their final thesis in the field of energy economics. The institute also supervises about 15 doctoral students. For almost 50 years, EWI has been organizing the annual International Cologne Energy Conference (Internationale Arbeitstagung).

Annual Budget:

Staff: 12 (10 research, 2 administrative/support)

Executive Officers:
Prof. OCKENFELS, Axel (Director)
Dr. LINDENBERGER, Dietmar (Research Manager)

(As of November, 2004)

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