Manfred Hafner

Manfred Hafner

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).

2015-04-13 00:00:00 
Fall 2017 
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This class is geared to provide students a good background on international energy issues and to give them the basics for the more specific follow-up energy classes they will take both in Bologna and in Washington. Energy – oil, gas, power – remains one of the biggest businesses, and maintains a strategic characterization that sets it aside from other economic sectors. As such, it attracts the attention of industrial, financial and political actors internationally. Changing drivers (geo-economic, geopolitical, reserves assessment, environmental and climate policies, new technologies, etc) are drastically changing the future energy landscape. We will discuss the present and future energy challenges and their impact on geopolitics using an interdisciplinary approach combining economic, technological and (geo)political as well as financial and other social/societal perspectives. This course will mainly deal with oil, natural gas and the power sector (generated from coal, gas, oil, nuclear and renewable energy sources) and the energy transition due to climate policies.