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    • Olivier Massol, Scientific Assistant to the Director of IFP School, and Omer Rifaat, a graduate of the Master of Energy and Markets (class of 2015), have just co-authored the article "Phasing out the U.S. Federal Helium Reserve: Policy insights from a world helium model", published in the scientific journal Resource and Energy Economics.

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    Dr. Jeremy Eckhause from the RAND Corporation visits IFP School

    April 23, 2015

    Dr. Jeremy M. Eckhause from the RAND Corporation visited IFP School on March 26th-April 3rd.

    During his visit, Dr. Eckhause gave a set of lectures entitled “Employing Real Options to Mitigate Risk in Energy R&D Funding Decisions” to the graduate students enrolled in the Energy and Markets program. He provided an overview on real options solutions techniques, including how to model certain problems such as Markov decision processes. His lectures also covered some of his recent research-applied to carbon capture initiatives in the EU-which helped increase students’ awareness of the utility of real options models to evaluate optimal funding strategies of large, technologically uncertain projects.

    Dr. Eckhause has over 15 years of experience developing mathematical optimization and simulation models for transportation, government and defense agencies in the United States. He has a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S.E. in Operations Research from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland.

    Founded in 1948, the RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis.