Andrew Burlinson BSc Economics – Newcastle University; MSc Economics – University of Nottingham; PhD Programme (Final year) – Warwick Business School
Andrew joined the School of Business and Economics on 1st August 2016 as a research associate on the C-MADEnS project, a consortium for modelling and analysing decentralized energy storage, funded by the EPSRC. As part of the project he will be developing and evaluating theoretical and empirical business models that will make energy storage financially viable.
Andrew’s PhD was funded by Western Power Distribution as part of the FlexDGrid project. During his PhD, Andrew primarily used survey data and microeconometric techniques to investigate the consumer decision-making processes underpinning the adoption of energy efficient technologies, such as district heating. More specifically, he explored whether behavioural factors, such as inattention and heuristics, and informational asymmetries lead to potential inefficiencies in the energy efficiency market as well as the potential consequences for vulnerable consumers.
Andrew’s main research areas of interest include applied microeconometrics and applied microeconomics. He has a strong interest in consumer behavior and decision-making related to the adoption of energy efficient technologies, such as district heating and energy storage. His research also investigates the impact of energy efficiency on consumer vulnerability and fuel poverty in the energy market.