Dr Paul Wyrwoll

Postdoctoral Fellow
Crawford School of Public Policy

Paul Wyrwoll is an environmental and resources economist at the Crawford School of Public Policy. He is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Climate and Energy Policy working on the role of energy storage in decarbonising electricity networks and Australia's 2050 emissions strategy. His PhD research (submitted May 2019) focused on regulatory design for multipurpose hydropower reservoirs under risks associated with climate variability, water insecurity, and energy transitions. Paul's work encompasses a range of research methods across economic modelling, policy analysis, and participatory processes.

Paul is a member of the Food, Energy, Environment and Water (FE2W) Network (http://www.fe2wnetwork.org/) that works with decision-makers on understanding and addressing risks and trade-offs across food, energy, environmental, and water systems. He provides independent consulting services on the economics and policy of water and energy systems. Previous clients include the World Bank and Australian Water Partnership.

Previously, Paul was General Manager of the FE2W Network and Managing Editor of the Global Water Forum (www.globalwaterforum), an online resource publishing concise, open-access articles by researchers on the policy, economics, and science of water governance. He has also worked at the International Centre for Environmental Management, Hanoi and in the mining industry in Western Australia.

Research interests

  • Energy economics & policy
  • Water economics & policy
  • Hydropower
  • Market design & regulation
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Resilience of social-ecologial systems
  • Risk assessment & management
  • Participatory methods