The 20th of September Amin Karimu defended his doctoral thesis on Energy Demand and Household Energy Choice, in supervision by Kurt Brännäs at University of Umeå.

About the thesis

In brief, the first paper examines the impact of price, income and non-economic factors on gasoline demand using a structural time series models between UK and Sweden. The second paper studies whether the commonly used linear parametric model for estimating aggregate energy demand is the correct functional specification for the data generating process for 17 OECD countries. The third paper is a methodological paper where Amin analysis the effect when relaxing the weak separability assumption between gasoline demand and labor supply by examining the effect of labor supply. The last paper investigates the key factors influencing the choice of cooking fuels in Ghana. For a complete version of the thesis, please click here. For additional information contact directly Amin Karimu at Den här e-postadressen skyddas mot spambots. Du måste tillåta JavaScript för att se den..

Future challenges

The post-PhD life of Amin is a one-year postdoc/ researcher position starting in January 2014. The position is a multi-collaboration with Professors Runar Brännlund, Magnus Lindmark, Patrik Söderholm and Assistant Professor Sevil Acar concerning the carbon convergence. Besides the project, Amin will be working on various aspect of gasoline and diesel demand for OECD countries.

Amin KarimuAmin Karimu defending his thesis. The faculty opponent was the Assistant Professor Jonas Nordström affiliated at University of Lund and University of Copenhagen. Photo: Lei Shi