People

Dr Bahareh Berenjforoush

Senior Consultant
PhD (UTS), MSc (Tehran), BSc (Hons.) (IUST)

Sectors

Energy & Clean Energy, Environment & Climate Change, Water, Social Policy and Social Impact, Agriculture & Earth Resources, Public Policy

Skills

Quantitative methods & modelling, Investment appraisal & business cases, Policy evaluation & reform, Non-market valuation, Diversity and inclusion

Bahareh is an experienced economist with specific expertise in the energy-water-food nexus. Her extensive mathematical-modelling skills include applying input-output analysis, general equilibrium, econometrics, benchmarking and cost-benefit analysis for the energy and water sectors. Contact Bahareh to talk about the energy, water and food security nexus, investment appraisal, policy evaluation and reform, and market and non-market valuation.

Bahareh infuses economic principles with engineering problem-solving frameworks, using both quantitative and qualitative methods to draw relevant policy implications that are clear, evidence-based and actionable.

Experience

Researcher, coordinator and lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney, focusing on economics and finance for engineering projects, economic evaluation, environmental policy for energy systems, evaluation of infrastructure investment and energy modelling. 

Contributing author and main researcher for Reliable Affordable Clean Energy for 2030 (RACE for 2030) Cooperative Research Centre reports and projects, including:

Capabilities

Bahareh holds a PhD in Natural Resources Economics from the University of Technology Sydney; an MSc in Industrial Engineering from Tehran Science and Research University; and a BEng (Hons) in Applied Mathematics from Iran University of Science and Technology.

  • Economic modelling, using input-output framework at micro and macro levels, data analytics and visualisation.
  • Economic analysis, including research-oriented contemporary environmental and sustainability issues.
  • Data visualisation, distinguishing between flow and stock variables of economic resources, namely labour, capital and natural resources, especially in water and energy. 
  • Policy analysis, including scenario analysis using institutional aspects of governance and public choices.   

Bahareh holds a PhD in Natural Resources Economics from the University of Technology Sydney; an MSc in Industrial Engineering from Tehran Science and Research University; and a BEng (Hons) in Applied Mathematics from Iran University of Science and Technology.

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