Navigation

Researchers at UCD

researcher

Lisa Ryan

Lecturer/Assistant Professor In Energy Economics

School Of Economics
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168212
Email: lisa.ryan@ucd.ie

Biography

Lisa is the ESIPP lecturer in energy economics in the School of Economics.  She joined the UCD Energy Institute as senior researcher in energy economics in September 2014. She was the senior energy economist in the Energy Efficiency Unit at the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris until summer 2013 where she led research projects relating to energy efficiency finance, transport, and cross-sectoral policy. She subsequently worked as an independent consultant in energy and environmental economics. From 2006-2009 she was the Director of Research at Comhar Sustainable Development Council and research fellow in the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy, UCD.  Lisa also previously worked as emissions engineer at Volkswagen AG in Germany. Lisa is currently a Board Member of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.
Lisa completed a PhD in environmental economics from University College Dublin (UCD) in 2006; she also holds a Masters in Economics and other postgraduate and undergraduate degrees in economics and chemical engineering from UCD and Colorado School of Mines, USA.
She has published numerous journal articles and research reports in the areas of energy and climate change policy, economics, and energy efficiency. Her primary research interests are in the economics of energy supply and demand and the efficient design of energy markets and policies.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2015.
Title: Board Member Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Associations

Association: European Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Function/Role: Member
Association: International Association Energy Economics, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Dunne, L. With Convery, F.J., Ryan L. and Redmond, L. (2003); (2003) Assessing the EU Emissions Trading Directive. [N/A], European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) Annual Conference, Bilbao, June, Bilbao , 27-JUN-03 - 28-JUN-03.
Dunne, L. With Convery, F.J., Ryan, L. and Redmond, L (2003); (2003) CATEP Synthesis Paper: Political Economy of Tradeable Permits competitiveness, co-operation and market power. [Oral Presentation], OECD Global Forum On Sustainable Development: Emissions Trading Concerted Action On Tradeable Emissions Permits (CATEP) Country Forum, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Headquarters, Paris, 17-18 March 2003, Paris , 17-MAR-03 - 18-MAR-03.
Dunne, L. With Convery, F.J., Ryan, L. and Redmond, L (2003).; (2003) Achieving Behavioural Change - the Role of Policy Instruments in addressing Climate Change Japan. [Oral Presentation], Meeting of the International Collaboration Project, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, March 6- 7, Tokyo, Tokyo , 06-MAR-03 - 07-MAR-03.
Dunne, L. With Convery, F.J., Ryan, L. and Redmond, L (2004).; (2004) Achieving Behavioural Change Policy Instruments And The Management Of Climate Change. [Oral Presentation], Final Meeting of the International Collaboration Project, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Cabinet Office, Government of Japans, March 3-5, Tokyo, Tokyo , 22-MAR-04 - 24-MAR-04.
Convery, F., Walsh, B., Clinch, P., Ferreira, S., Ryan, L., Redmond, L., Yamamoto, Y.; (2006) Understanding The Use Of Policy Instruments For Greenhouse Gas Management In Europe. [Invited Lecture], Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, Tokyo, Japan , 27-FEB-06.
Ryan, L., Ferreira, S., Convery, F.; (2006) Effectiveness of fiscal and other measures to manage greenhouse gas emissions from the automobile sector: Evidence from Europe. [International Refereed Conference], Third World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, Kyoto , 03-JUL-06 - 07-JUL-06.
Dunne, L. and Ryan, L. (2014) Energy Efficiency Policy vs. Carbon Taxes in the Residential sector ¿ A Comparison of the Irish Case. [Oral Presentation], 15th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation, Copenhagen , 25-SEP-14 - 27-SEP-14.
Lisa Ryan, Christopher Dixon O'Mara, Louise Dunne (2016) Addressing the energy efficiency gap in the retail sector - what policies are effective?. [Oral Presentation], 17th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation, Groningen, the Netherlands , 21-SEP-16 - 23-SEP-16.

Committees

Committee : Board of Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
Committee : Scottish Stakeholder Advisory Group
   

Languages

Irish:
French:
German:
       

Publications

Books

Ryan, L. and H. Turton ; (2007) Sustainable Automobile Transport: Shaping Climate Change Policy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [Details]

Book Chapters

Chewpreecha, U.;Kim, S.; Ryan, L.; Suk, S. (2015) 'Energy efficiency policies in East Asia: macroeconomic implications and interactions with existing climate policies' In: Lee, S.-C.;Pollitt, H.; Park, S.-J (eds). Low-carbon, Sustainable Future in East Asia. Oxford, UK: Routledge. , pp.89-105 [Details]
Ryan, L., K. Blok, T. Farrell, N. Höhne, R. Mathur, D. Puig (2014) 'Improving energy efficiency and reaping development and climate benefits' In: Alcamo, J.; Metz, B.; Puig, D; Demkine, V (eds). Emissions Gap Report 2014. Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Environment Programme. [Details]
Ryan, L. (2014) 'Chapter 3: Public Budget Impacts of Energy Efficiency' In: Campbell, N.; Smith, M (eds). Capturing the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency. Paris: International Energy Agency/OECD. Available Online [Details]
Ryan, L. (2014) 'Macroeconomic impacts of energy efficiency' In: Campbell, N., Smith, M (eds). Chapter 2: Capturing the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency. Paris: International Energy Agency/OECD. [Details]
Cozzi, L. and Ryan, L. (2012) 'Energy Efficiency: the current state of play' In: Cozzi, L (eds). World Energy Outlook. Paris: IEA/OECD. Available Online [Details]
Convery, F.J., Dunne, L.A., Ryan, L. and Redmond, L.; (2004) 'Political Economy of tradeable Permits - competitiveness, cooperation and market power' In: Stephen Bygrave, OECD (eds). Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading and Project-based Mechanisms in OECD and non-OECD Countries. [Details]
Convery, F.J., Dunne, L., Redmond, L. & Ryan, L.; (2004) 'CATEP Synthesis Paper: Political Economy of Tradable Permits - competitiveness, co-operation and market power' In: S. Bygrave (eds). Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading and Project-Based Mechanisms in OECD and non-OECD Countries. Paris: OECD. [Details]
Convery, F.J., Dunne, L., Redmond, L. and Ryan, L. ; (2004) 'CATEP Synthesis Paper: Political Economy of Tradable Permits - competitiveness, co-operation and market power' In: S. Bygrave (eds). Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading and Project-Based Mechanisms in OECD and non-OECD Countries. Paris: OECD. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Dixon-O'Mara, C.; Ryan, L. (2017) 'Energy efficiency in the food retail sector: barriers, drivers and acceptable policies'. Energy Efficiency, . [DOI] [Details]
O'Dwyer, C.; L. Ryan; D. Flynn (2017) 'Efficient Large-Scale Energy Storage Dispatch: Challenges in Future High Renewables Systems'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, PP (99). [DOI] [Details]
D. Dineen, L. Ryan, B. O Gallachoir (2017) 'Vehicle tax policies and new passenger car CO2 performance in EU Member States'. Climate Policy, . [DOI] [Details]
Schuitema, G., Ryan, L., & Aravena, C. (2017) 'The consumer's role in flexible energy systems: an interdisciplinary approach to changing consumers' behaviour'. IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, 15 (1):53-60. [DOI] [Details]
Ryan L; Dillon J; La Monaca, S.; Byrne J; O'Malley MJ (2016) 'Assessing the system and investor value of utility-scale solar PV'. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 64 :506-517. [DOI] [Details]
Brown, D.;Ryan, L. (2011) 'Comparative analysis of evaluation techniques for transport policies'. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 31 :226-233. [DOI] [Details]
Ryan, L., S. Ferreira and F. Convery; (2009) 'Impact of fiscal measures on CO2 emissions from the automobile sector: Evidence from Europe'. Energy Economics, 31 (3):365-374. [Details]
Kelly, J. A., Ryan, L., Casey, E. and O'Riardan, N.; (2009) 'Profiling road transport activity: Emissions from 2000 to 2005 in Ireland using national car test data'. Transport Policy, 16 (4):183-192. [DOI] [Details]
Huber, C,Ryan, L,O Gallachoir, B,Resch, G,Polaski, K,Bazilian, M; (2007) 'Economic modelling of price support mechanisms for renewable energy: Case study on Ireland'. Energy Policy, 35 :1172-1185. [DOI] [Details]
Ryan, L., Convery, F and Ferreira, S.; (2006) 'Stimulating the Use of Biofuels in the European Union: Implications for Climate Change Policy'. Energy Policy, 34 (17):3184-3194. [Details]
Bazilian, M., Buckley, P., and L. Ryan; (2004) 'Biofuels in Ireland?'. THE ENGINEERS JOURNAL, . [Details]
Dunne, L. with Convery, F.J., Redmond, L. and Ryan, L. ; (2003) 'Assessing the European Union Emissions Trading Directive'. Economia Agraria y Recursos Naturales, 3 (6):65-79. [Details]
Yanowitz, J., Graboski, M. S., Ryan, L. B., Daniels, T. L., McCormick, R. L.; (1999) 'Chassis Dynamometer Study of Emissions from 21 In-Use Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicles'. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, . [Details]
McCormick, R.L., Ryan, L., Daniels, T. L., Yanowitz, J., Graboski, M. S. ; (1998) 'Comparison of Chassis Dynamometer In-Use Emissions with Engine Dynamometer FTP Emissions for Three Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicles'. Society of Automotive Engineers Paper 982653, . [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

La Monaca, S.; Ryan.L. (2016) 'Solar PV where the sun doesn't shine: Estimating the economic impacts of support schemes for residential PV with detailed net demand profiling' UCD Centre for Economic Research Papers 2016 . [DOI] [Details]
ryan, L. Turner, K.; Lecca, P.; Campbell, N. (2015) 'Considering the Welfare Inpacts of Energy Efficiency and Rebound' Energy Forum Special issue :7-9. [Details]

Conference Publications

Ryan, L., S. La Monaca, L. Mastrandrea (2017) Designing retail tariffs to decarbonise the electricity system 14th International Conference on the European Energy Market, Dresden, June 6-9 2017 [Details]
Ryan, L.; La Monaca, S.; Mastrandrea, L. (2017) Designing retail tariffs to decarbonise the electricity system 14th International Conference on the European Energy Market Dresden, Germany, , 06-JUN-17 - 09-JUN-17 [DOI] [Details]
Ryan, L. and C. Dixon O'Mara (2016) Attitudes to energy efficiency in SMEs Global Conference on Environmental Taxation [Details]
Ryan, L.; Turner, K.; Lecca, P.; Campbell, K. (2015) The Interlinkages between Improvements in Energy Efficiency and Macroeconomic Impacts . In: rebound effect eds. IAEE International Annual Conference Antalya, Turkey, , 25-MAY-15 - 27-MAY-15 [Details]
Bazilian, M. Convery, F.J., and Ryan, L. ; (2004) Investing in Research and Development (R&D) to Advance Renewables Technology - Lessons and Opportunities Proceedings of Technology Partnerships for Renewables: Key to Energy Security Stockholm, Sweden, , 26-AUG-04 - 28-AUG-04 [Details]
Ryan, L.; Convery, F. and Ferreira, S.; (2005) Stimulating the Use of biofuels in the EU: Implications for Climate Change Policy 14th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Natural Resource Economists [Details]
Ryan, L.; Ferreira, S.; Convery, F. ; (2006) Effectiveness of fiscal and other measures to manage greenhouse gas emissions from the automobile sector: Evidence from Europe Third World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists Kyoto, Japan, [Details]
Bazilian, M. Convery, F.J., and Ryan, L. ; (2004) Investing in Research and Development (R&D) to Advance Renewables Technology - Lessons and Opportunities Proceedings of Technology Partnerships for Renewables: Key to Energy Security Stockholm, Sweden, , 26-AUG-04 - 28-AUG-04 [Details]

Published Reports

Ryan, L.; Selmet, N.; Aasrud, A. (2012) Plugging the Energy Efficiency Gap with Climate Finance. International Energy Agency/OECD, Paris. Available Online [Details]
Ryan, L.; Campbell, N. (2012) Spreading the Net: the multiple benefits of energy efficiency. IEA/OECD, Paris. Available Online [Details]
Ryan, L.; Hilke, A. (2012) Mobilising Investment in Energy Efficiency: Economic Instruments for Low-Energy Buildings. International Energy Agency/OECD, Paris. Available Online [Details]
Ryan, L.; Moarif, S.; Baron, R. (2011) Energy Efficiency and Carbon Pricing. OECD/IEA, Paris. Available Online [Details]
Ryan, L. and Limaye, D. (2011) Public-private approaches to energy efficiency finance. IEA/OECD, Paris. Available Online [Details]
Ryan, L.; (2007) Comhar Sustainable Development Council Recommendations to Consultation on proposed vehicle registration tax (VRT) restructuring to include CO2-emissions differentiation', Submission to Department of Environment. Comhar, Dublin. [Details]
Ryan, L.; (2007) Comhar Sustainable Development Council Recommendations to Consultation on proposed motor tax restructuring to include CO2-emissions differentiation', Submission to Department of Environment. Comhar, Dublin. [Details]
                             

Reports

Ryan, L. ; (2004) Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Irish Transportation. Report for Sustainable Energy Ireland. Reports [Details]
Convery, F.J., Dunne, L., Redmond, L., & Ryan, L.,; (2004) Achieving Behavioural Change - Policy Instruments & The Management of Climate Change. Report for the Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan. Reports [Details]
Convery, F. J., Dunne, L., Redmond, L., and. Ryan, L.; (2003) Political Economy of Tradable Permits- Competitiveness, Cooperation, and Market Power. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading and Project-based Mechanisms. OECD Global Forum on Sustainable Development: Emissions Trading Concerted Action for Tradable Permits (CATEP) Country Forum. Reports [Details]
Graboski, M. S., McCormick, R.L., Ryan, L., Daniels, T. L., Yanowitz, J.; (1998) Comparison of chassis dynamometer and engine dynamometer emissions from three 1993 model year heavy-duty engines. Final report to the Office of Mobile Sources, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Reports [Details]
Graboski, M. S., McCormick, R.L. Ryan, L., Daniels, T. L., Yanowitz, J.; (1997) Heavy-duty vehicles testing for the Northern Front Range Air Quality Study (NFRAQS). Reports [Details]
Convery, F.J., Dunne, L., Redmond, L., & Ryan, L.,; (2005) Emissions Trading and Policy Instruments for Climate Change - Linkage Across Frontiers. Report for the Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan. Reports [Details]
Convery, F.; Redmond, L.; Ryan, L.; Yamamoto, Y. and Ferreira, S.; (2006) Understanding the Use of Policy Instruments for Greenhouse Gas Management in Europe. Report for the Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, January 20, 2006. Reports [Details]
Convery, F., L. Redmond, L. Ryan, Y. Yamamoto, and S. Ferreira ; (2006) Understanding the Use of Policy Instruments for Greenhouse Gas Management in Europe. Report for the Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, January 20, 2006. Reports [Details]
                         

Working Paper

Lisa Ryan, Frank J. Convery and Susana Ferreira; (2004) Stimulating the Use of Biofuels in the European Union: Implications for Climate Change Policy. Working Paper [Details]
Ryan, L.; Ferreira, S. and Convery, F.; (2006) Effectiveness of Fiscal and other Measures to Manage Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Automobile Sector: Evidence from Europe. Working Paper [Details]
Lisa Ryan, Susana Ferreira and Frank Convery; (2006) Effectiveness of Fiscal and other Measures to Manage Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Automobile Sector: Evidence from Europe. Working Paper [Details]
                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Lisa's research focuses mainly on the application of economic analysis to energy supply and demand and policy design. She has a strong interest in the analysis of energy policy in support of energy system integration such as the assessment of costs, risks, and finance of policy and its impacts on the market. She continues to carry out research on the economics of energy efficiency and related policy instruments, reflected in the instigation of the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency project while at the IEA. The use of economic instruments to reduce energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions in the buildings, transport and industrial sectors is an ongoing area of research. A further area of research on the development of national energy and climate change policy in line with international commitments and the relationship with communities and consumers.

Current research projects:
  • Energy System Integration Partnership Programme (ESIPP) research in work packages on consumer behaviour and risk in energy markets. Source of funding: SFI
  • "An economic assessment of policies to deploy shallow geothermal systems in Ireland". Source of funding: Irish Research Council-Geological Survey of Ireland.
  • Providing analytical support to the Technical Modelling Analysis Group. Source of funding: DCCAE 
  • The Energy Transition Process in a Rural Area: Becoming a Sustainable Energy Community. Source of funding: Irish Research Council.
  • Adoption of future energy technologies by consumers. Source of funding: ESB Networks 
 

   

Current Postgraduate Students

Linda Mastrandrea, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Vanja Medugorac, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Secondary Supervisor
Sanghamitra Chattopadhyay Mukherjee, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Ivan Petrov, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor