Prof Lester Hunt

Prof Lester Hunt, Head of Economics and Finance, University of Portsmouth

Professor Lester Hunt

Professor Lester Hunt has over 30 years’ experience working in energy modelling and policy. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics with Econometrics from Loughborough University, an MA in Economics from the University of Essex and a PhD in Economics from the University of Surrey.

Lester previously worked at the Universities of Essex (1979-1980), Swansea (1980-1985 & 1987-1989), Surrey (1989-1991 & 1999-2017), and Portsmouth (1994-1998). He was Head of the Departments of Economics at Portsmouth (1996-1998) and Surrey (1999-2003) and was Director of SEEC, the Surrey Energy Economics Centre (2003-2015). Lester has also worked as an Economic Adviser in the forecasting division at the HM Treasury (1985-1987), an Energy Analyst/Economist at Midlands Electricity (1991-1994), and as a Senior Research Fellow at KAPSARC (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2015-2017).

Lester returned to the University of Portsmouth in 2017 as Professor and Head of Economics and Finance. He has published a number of research articles in the leading energy economics journals and is currently an Editor of The Energy Journal.

For a list of his publications, please visit Economics and Finance, University of Portsmouth.