Manfred Hafner

Manfred Hafner, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment
Energy, Resources and Environment

SAIS Europe


  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • Northern Africa
  • Energy Issues
  • Energy and Security
  • Energy Technologies
  • Environmental Issues
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Background and Education

Adjunct Professor in International Energy at Sciences-Po Paris PSIA; Vice-President Consulting at Enerdata, President of International Energy Consultants (IEC); Associate Fellow at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), at Centre for Research on Energy and Environment Economics and Policy (IEFE) Bocconi University, and at Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change (CMCC).

Member of the high level EU-Russia Gas Advisory Council and of the EU-GCC Clean Energy Network. Member of the Advisory Board of the European Energy Journal. Previously and still occasionally teaches also at Mines Paris-Tech, IFP-School, HEC-Paris, the Florence School of Regulation, the Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, the College of Europe, the Skolkovo Moskow School of Management (BP-Professor), the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy ADA University and the Diplomatic Academy of the Republic of Armenia; has served as the Scientific Director of the Observatoire Méditerranéen de l'Energie. PhD in Energy Studies, Mines-Paris Tech; Master degrees in energy engineering, energy economics and energy policy from Technical University of Munich, IFP-School Paris, University of Pennsylvania.

Publications: Author and co-author of numerous papers, studies and books on energy policy and economics. Latest books (co-authored): Regulation and Investments in Energy Markets (2015 upcoming); The Globalization of Natural Gas Markets: New Challenges and Opportunities for Europe (2013); A New Architecture of EU Gas Security of Supply (2012); and EU Energy Innovation Policy Towards 2050 (2012).

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Fall 2017 
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This class is geared to provide a good energy background to students who have previously not had much exposure to the wide array of issues that encompass the energy policy arena. Topics covered include: oil; gas; electricity (including traditional and new generation resources); alternative transportation fuels; energy efficiency options across the transportation, industrial, and buildings economic sectors; climate change, and energy in developing countries. Students learn how to make "back-of-the-envelope" calculations regarding the scope of a given problem or a proposed solution. They also learn how to evaluate problems and suggest solutions within a two-page policy format that is used widely both in the public and private sectors.