Mr Paul Wyrwoll

PhD (ANU), MEnvResEc (ANU), B.Ec/B.A (UWA)
Research Fellow
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Areas of expertise

  • Environment And Resource Economics 140205
  • Applied Economics 1402
  • Natural Resource Management 050209
  • Operations Research 010206

Research interests

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


Paul Wyrwoll is Research Fellow at the Centre for Climate and Energy Policy, Crawford School of Public Policy. His current work under the Energy Transition Hub focuses on the economics and regulation of energy storage. He also contributes to research projects on economic diversification in coal communities and Australia’s 2050 emissions strategy.

Paul is an environmental and resources economist whose previous research has encompassed: regulatory design for multipurpose hydropower reservoirs; the design and application of water pricing; and the resilience of social-ecological systems under risks and uncertainty. He is an applied, inter-disciplinary researcher who is committed to integrating technical modelling and analysis into real-world decision-making and social outcomes.

Paul is a regular presenter on the Crawford School’s Policy Forum Pod. Previously, Paul was General Manager of the Food, Energy, Environment, Water Network and Managing Editor of the Global Water Forum. He has extensive experience as a consultant and practitioner on climate change, food security, water management, and biodiversity conservation in countries of the Lower Mekong Basin.



Researcher's projects

  • Modelling the market impacts of large, state-owned energy storage
  • Economic benefits of decarbonising Australian industries
  • The economic transition of coal communities in New South Wales
  • The impact of pessimistic energy projections on climate policy
  • Performance-based climate finance: Maximising the social return on public investment

Projects and Grants

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