Background and activities
Research areas: Energy policy, renewable energy, international political economy, the rise and fall of the great powers
Espen Moe (b. 1972) is Professor of political science at the Department of Sociology and Political Science at NTNU. He obtained his doctorate in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has been a JSPS Fellow at the Kwansei Gakuin University in Sanda, Japan, and visiting professor at the Institut für soziale Ökologie at the Alpen-Adria Universität in Vienna and Beijing Normal University. He is also part of NTNU Sustainability, where he is the research leader of the research area climate mitigation and adaptation.
His academic work focuses on the underlying dynamics of the political economy, structural economic change and long-term economic growth and development, with a special focus on energy systems, primarily with respect to the prospects for an energy transition away from fossil fuels. He is the author of Governance, Growth and Global Leadership (Ashgate, 2007) and Renewable Energy Transformation or Fossil Fuel Backlash (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), as well as editor of The Political Economy of Renewable Energy and Energy Security with Paul Midford (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). He has published in journals such as Energy, Energy Policy and Energy Research & Social Science.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database
- (2018) The post-carbon society: Rethinking the international governance of negative emissions. Energy Research & Social Science. vol. 44 (October 2018).
- (2017) Does politics matter? Explaining swings in wind power installations. AIMS Energy. vol. 5 (3).
- (2016) The political economy of sustainable energy transitions. Global Environmental Politics. vol. 16 (2).
- (2014) Can Japan’s feed-in tariff continue to promote growth in renewable energy?. East Asia Forum Quarterly.
- (2014) Assessing Stakeholder Adaptive Capacity to Salmon Aquaculture in Norway. Consilience - The Journal of Sustainable Development. vol. 11 (1).
- (2012) Structural Change, Vested Interests, and Scandinavian Energy Policy-Making : Why Wind Power Struggles in Norway and not in Denmark. The Open Renewable Energy Journal. vol. 5.
- (2012) Vested Interests, Energy Efficiency and Renewables in Japan. Energy Policy. vol. 40 (January).
- (2010) Energy, industry and politics: Energy, vested interests, and long-term economic growth and development. Energy. vol. 35 (4).
- (2009) Mancur Olson and Structural Economic Change: Vested Interests and the Industrial Rise and Fall of the Great Powers. Review of International Political Economy. vol. 16 (2).
- (2007) The Economic Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Technological and Industrial Leadership since the Industrial Revolution. World Political Science Review. vol. 3 (2).
- (2015) Renewable Energy Transformation or Fossil Fuel Backlash Vested Interests in the Political Economy. Palgrave Macmillan. 2015. ISBN 9781137298799.
- (2014) The Political Economy of Renewable Energy and Energy Security: Common Challenges and National Responses in Japan, China and Northern Europe. Palgrave Macmillan. 2014. ISBN 9781137338860.
- (2007) Governance, Growth and Global Leadership: The role of the state in technological progress, 1750-2000. Ashgate. 2007. ISBN 978-0-7546-5743-9.
Part of book/report
- (2016) Environmental Issues in Norway. Small States, Big Challenges: Norway and Slovenia in Comparative Perspective.
- (2015) Political Science in Norway. Political Science in Europe at the Beginning of the 21st Century.
- (2014) Enabling China's Low-Carbon Transition: The 12th Five-Year Plan and the Future Climate Regime. The Political Economy of Renewable Energy and Energy Security: Common Challenges and National Responses in Japan, China and Northern Europe.
- (2014) Vested Interests, Energy Policy and Renewables in Japan, China, Norway and Denmark. The Political Economy of Renewable Energy and Energy Security: Common Challenges and National Responses in Japan, China and Northern Europe.
- (2009) The Norwegian Energy-Industrial Complex: The Rise of Renewables, or All About Oil?. Political economy of energy in Europe: forces of integration and fragmentation.
- (2008) War as Development - in the North but not the South. North and South in the World Political Economy.