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Dr Nicholas Vasilakos

Lecturer in International Business, Norwich Business School

Email: n.vasilakos@uea.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1603 59 3341 Location:

Biography

Dr Nicholas Vasilakos joined NBS in January 2011 as a lecturer in International Business. Prior to that, he held various research-focused positions in research-led universities and research institutes, including the University of Birmingham, Aston University and others.

All Publications

Green, R., Staffell, I., Vasilakos, N.

(2014)

Divide and Conquer? k-Means Clustering of Demand Data Allows Rapid and Accurate Simulations of the British Electricity System,

in IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

61

(2)

pp. 251-260

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(Published)


Green, R., Vasilakos, N.

(2012)

Storing wind for a rainy day: What type of electricity does Denmark Export?,

in The Energy Journal

33

(3)

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Green, R., Hu, H., Vasilakos, N.

(2011)

Turning the wind into hydrogen: The long-run impact on electricity prices and generating capacity,

in Energy Policy

39

(7)

pp. 3992-3998

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Green, R., Vasilakos, N.

(2011)

The economics of offshore wind,

in Energy Policy

39

(2)

pp. 496-502

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Higón, D. A., Vasilakos, N.

(2011)

Foreign Direct Investment Spillovers: Evidence from the British Retail Sector,

in The World Economy

34

(4)

pp. 642-666

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Green, R., Vasilakos, N.

(2010)

Market behaviour with large amounts of intermittent generation,

in Energy Policy

38

(7)

pp. 3211-3220

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Higón, D. A., Bozkurt, Ö., Clegg, J., Grugulis, I., Salis, S., Vasilakos, N., Williams, A. M.

(2010)

The Determinants of Retail Productivity: A Critical Review of the Evidence,

in International Journal of Management Reviews

12

(2)

pp. 201-217

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Vasilakos, N., O'Mahony, M., Peng, F., Rincon-Aznar, A., Robinson, C.

(2009)

Sectoral Growth Drivers and Competitiveness in the European Union: Market Structure and Firm Level Indicators,

in Sectoral Growth Drivers and Competitiveness in the European Union.

Commission of the European Communities

pp. 455-492

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

Nicholas's research interests focus on the economics of regulation and business sustainability. In particular, his most recent work discusses the challenges and effects of the rapidly increasing share of renewables (especially wind) in the capacity mix of Great Britain and other European countries. Some of these challenges include issues related with the short and long term effect of renewables on wholesale electricity prices; the short and long term allocation of resources across different types of generating capacity; and the regulatory changes that may be required to accommodate such shift.

Nicholas has authored a number of articles in leading energy and energy-related journals on these subjects. He is the recipient of the 2012 Campbell-Watkins Energy Journal best paper award (shared with Richard Green of Imperial College) awarded by the International Association of Energy Economics.

Nicholas welcomes applications from PhD candidates interested in any of the following three (broadly defined) areas:

1) Assessment of the impact of the intermittency of supply associated with certain types of renewables (such as wind and solar pv) on national wholesale electricity markets.

2) Costs and benefits of harmonising the regulatory frameworks (and support schemes) across individual European networks

3) Assessment of the impact of green technologies on regional economic performance, business activity and growth.

Professional Activities

Between 2011 and August 2013, Nicholas acted as the external seminar co-ordinator at NBS, during which time he took part in and oversaw the successful restructuring of the series, jointly with Stuart Barnes (now at Kent). Since August 2013 Nicholas has been the NBS's Associate Director of Staff Development. As part of his role, he is working jointly with Olga Tregaskis to design and implement a series of events that support and promote best practice in Administration, Teaching, Research and Scholarship and support academic staff in the development of their academic careers.

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