PhD & Masters Students

Marie Hyland

Electricity Markets and Regulation

Biography: Marie Hyland completed a B. Comm. International in NUI, Galway in 2007, specialising in Economics and French, and an M.A. in Economics in UCD in 2009. During her M.A., Marie worked as a teaching assistant, and also spent a number of months working as a research assistant in the Geary Institute, UCD. In 2010 Marie joined the ESRI where she now works as a research analyst on projects in the areas of energy and environmental economics. In 2012 Marie enrolled as a PhD student in the Economics Department of Trinity College Dublin. In 2014 Marie was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, and spent six months as a visiting PhD student in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, at the University of Maryland.

Marie Hyland’s PhD research is funded through the SEES Cluster, supported by Science Foundation Ireland under Grant Number SFI/09/SRC/E1780.

Project: Energy markets, regulations, and their effects on energy usage

The electricity market in Ireland may have to undergo significant regulatory changes in response to EU legislation (e.g., the Third Package). Part of Marie’s research analyses the impact of changes to market rules on industrial electricity prices. Marie’s research also looks at how firms in the Irish manufacturing sector respond to increasing energy prices in terms investing in new capital and changing their fuel mix. In addition to her interest in the industrial sector, Marie is also interested in the valuation of energy efficiency in buildings.

Keywords: electricity markets, regulation, climate policy, decarbonisation, industrial organisation