Energy Economics

Büro / Office 4.37

Dr. Rebecca Lordan-Perret
Assistentin / PostDoc
Rebecca Lordan-Perret
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ

Assistentin / PostDoc

Peter Merian-Weg 6
4002 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 59 10

Current position
I am currently a Postdoc in the Energy Economics Group at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Basel, Switzerland. I am a team member of the SCCER CREST group in Work Package 3: Energy Policy, Markets and Regulation where I engage with the Joint-Activity on Scenarios and Modeling (JASM) and the Energy Visions 2050 Group.

Fields of interest
Nuclear Energy Policy: decommissioning, regulation, markets,…
Energy Waste Disposal Policy, Regulation, & Economics: nuclear, coal, …
Policy Communication: knowledge, updating, learning…
Energy Regulation and Legal Instruments
Environmental Economics 

Lordan-Perret, R., A. Wright, P. Burgherr, M. Spada (2019) Attacks on Energy Infrastructure Targeting Democratic Institutions. Energy Policy 132: 915-927.

Blumer, Y. B., Braunreiter, L., Kachi, A., Lordan-Perret, R. and Oeri, F. (2018) «A two-level analysis of public support: Exploring the role of beliefs in opinions about the Swiss energy strategy», Energy Research & Social Science. Elsevier , 43, S. 109-118. doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2018.05.024.   edoc

Lordan, R., Spada, M. , Burgherr, P. (2015) «Import-Adjusted Fatality Rates for Individual OECD Countries Caused by Accidents in the Oil Energy Chain» Journal of Cleaner Production, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.08.097

Lordan, R., Spada, M. , Burgherr, P. (2015) «Import-adjusted fatality rates for OECD countries caused by fossil fuel accidents». ESREL 2015, Zurich, Switzerland. Conference paper and proceeding article.

Lordan, R., Spada, M., Burgherr, P. (2014) «Import-Adjusted Fatality Rates for Individual OECD Countries caused by Accidents in the Oil Energy Chain», 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC), Davos, Switzerland. Conference proceedings. 

Rosner, R., Lordan, R. (2014) «Why America should move toward dry cask consolidated interim storage of used nuclear fuel. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists»: 70 (6). 

Lordan, R. (2012) «Cleaner at a cost». Chicago Policy Review. 

Lordan, R. (2012) «Bite-size Reactors: More than we can chew?» Chicago Policy Review. 

Lordan, R. (2012) «US Energy Review with Former DOE Undersecretary for Energy Steve Koonin: Ideas for the Future. Energy Policy Institute at Chicago.»

Benedict, K., Lordan, R. (2011) «Workshop Report on Leadership and the Future of Nuclear Energy Conference». American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Rosner, R., Lordan, R., Goldberg, S. (2011) «Moving to Passive Designs». Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.  

Lordan, R. (2010) «Some Impressions from COP15». League of Women Voters of United States.

Current Working Papers
Kachi, A. and R. Lordan-Perret. «Misinformation and the Discrepancy between Subjective and Objective Knowledge on Energy Technologies in Switzerland: What Makes Us Seek Information to Improve Our Understanding?» SCCER CREST Working Paper WP4-2018/02 link

Work in Progress
Lordan-Perret, R., R. Rosner, R. Sloan. (2019)«Nuclear Decommissioning in the United States: Financial Assurance, Corporate Structure, and Bankruptcy»

Weigt, H., von Hirschhausen, C., Wealer, B., Lordan-Perret, R. (2018) «Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants: How to ensure an efficient plant decommissioning under different regulatory schemes»

Lordan-Perret, R., A. Wright, P. Burgherr, M. Spada (2017) «Electoral Institutions and Attacks on Critical Infrastructure»: Revise and Resubmit

Lordan-Perret, R., P. Burgherr, M. Spada (2017) «Qualitative Risk Assessment of Coal Combustion Residue Impoundment Closure»

Lordan-Perret, R., P. Burgherr, R. Rosner (2017) «Risk and Liability Estimation for Closure of Coal Combustion Residue Facilities in the U.S.»

Lordan-Perret, R., M. Spada, P. Burgherr, R. Rosner, S. Hirschberg (2017) «Translating Risk Analysis of Energy Systems into Policy: A review of risk assessment methods, results and their policy applications.»

Ph.D. in Public Policy, June 2017
Master of Public Policy, June 2012
University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, Chicago, IL, USA
B.A. Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude, May 2008
Wheaton College, Norton, MA, USA 

Introduction to Energy Economics II, Spring Semester 2019, Lecture Course Instructor
Exploring Possible Futures: Modeling in Environmental and Energy Economics, October 2017, Online Course Teaching Assistant