Master: International Energy
Concentrations: Environment, International Energy
Prior to PSIA I was
I studied at University of Bayreuth and, as an exchange student, at University of St Andrews, Scotland (Management, Philosophy).
My life at PSIA
I chose my program because it is one of very few postgraduate programmes, which deals with international energy markets from both a holistic and social science perspective.
As part of my master thesis on crude oil price benchmarks I researched at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, which also published my paper on “Eastward Shifting Oil Markets and the Future of Middle Eastern Benchmarks”.
Energy markets with a specific focus on international oil and gas markets.
My best tips
My most inspiring class so far has been: Firstly, Giacomo Luciani’s “Politics and Economics of International Energy”, which gives an extremely comprehensive overview of the energy industry. Secondly, “Energy Markets” and especially the sessions on international oil markets (Bassam Fattouh) and gas markets (Jonathan Stern). My key to success at PSIA: Benefit both from the holistic approach of the International Energy programme as well as the possibility to focus on very specific issues.
My life outside PSIA
Recent “study breaks” include: London, Moscow, Saint Petersburg
What do you like best about Paris: That it maintains a familiar atmosphere, while offering all benefits of a metropolis.