Jessica Jewell

Professor, University of Bergen; Research Scholar

Jessica Jewell is a Research Scholar in the Energy Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the field of energy transitions at the University of Bergen, Norway. Her research focuses on understanding how political, economic, and technological constraints shape energy systems in different countries. She currently leads the Contractions project which aims to understand the historical precedents and future prospects of declining energy industries, particularly to meet global climate targets, funded by the Research Council Norway. She has published on energy security under decarbonization scenarios, nuclear energy prospects and fossil fuel subsidies in journals such as Nature, Energy Policy, and Nature Energy as well as popular-press pieces in the Economist and other outlets.

Dr. Jewell is a member of the editorial board of Energy Research and Social Science, Environmental Research Communications and the Routledge series on Energy Transitions. She was a contributing author in the IPCC WGIII fifth assessment report, a lead author in the Global Energy Assessment and a lead author of a report by the UN Secretary General's Task Force on the SE4All renewables and efficiency targets. She also serves on IIASA's institutional reform Task Force. Before joining IIASA, she worked at the IEA on developing a model of short-term energy security (MOSES). She holds a PhD from Central European University where she won a University-wide best dissertation award and an MSc in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management (MESPOM) from a joint program between Central European University, University of Manchester and Lund University. Her first degree was from Brown University in Geology.

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