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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Engineering and Technology H-index 78 Citations 19,947 305 World Ranking 143 National Ranking 9
Social Sciences and Humanities H-index 106 Citations 43,636 731 World Ranking 15 National Ranking 2

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Awards & Achievements

2020 - Member of Academia Europaea

Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, United Kingdom

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • World War II
  • Law
  • China

Energy policy, Environmental economics, Energy security, Economic growth and Electricity are his primary areas of study. His Energy policy research incorporates elements of Economic Justice, Political economy, Public economics and Subsidy. His studies deal with areas such as Wind power, Climate change mitigation, Environmental resource management, Sustainability and Renewable energy as well as Environmental economics.

His Energy security study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Environmental degradation, Resilience, China and Environmental stewardship. Benjamin K. Sovacool combines subjects such as Rural electrification, Corporate governance, Accountability, Energy poverty and Efficient energy use with his study of Economic growth. His Electricity study combines topics in areas such as Electricity generation, Sociotechnical system, Photovoltaic system and Greenhouse gas.

His most cited work include:

  • What are we doing here? Analyzing fifteen years of energy scholarship and proposing a social science research agenda (743 citations)
  • What are we doing here? Analyzing fifteen years of energy scholarship and proposing a social science research agenda (743 citations)
  • Beyond batteries: an examination of the benefits and barriers to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) transition (413 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His main research concerns Energy security, Environmental economics, Energy policy, Renewable energy and Electricity. As a member of one scientific family, he mostly works in the field of Energy security, focusing on Economic growth and, on occasion, Corporate governance and Government. Benjamin K. Sovacool has included themes like Sustainability and Environmental resource management in his Environmental economics study.

His research integrates issues of Political economy and Public economics in his study of Energy policy. His work deals with themes such as Wind power, Natural resource economics and Efficient energy use, which intersect with Renewable energy. Many of his studies involve connections with topics such as Sociotechnical system and Electricity.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Energy security (18.22%)
  • Environmental economics (18.22%)
  • Energy policy (17.90%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2019-2021)?

  • Sustainability (16.16%)
  • Sociotechnical system (15.29%)
  • Corporate governance (12.47%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Benjamin K. Sovacool mostly deals with Sustainability, Sociotechnical system, Corporate governance, Natural resource economics and Climate change. His studies in Sustainability integrate themes in fields like Vulnerability, Economic Justice, Energy policy, Environmental economics and Efficient energy use. The concepts of his Sociotechnical system study are interwoven with issues in Wind power, Engineering ethics, Electric vehicle, Public engagement and Industrial organization.

His Industrial organization study also includes fields such as

  • Transition which is related to area like Transformative learning,
  • Electricity which connect with Renewable energy. His Natural resource economics study incorporates themes from Fossil fuel, Greenhouse gas and Externality. His Climate change research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Politics and Action.

Between 2019 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Sustainable minerals and metals for a low-carbon future. (56 citations)
  • The misallocation of climate research funding (45 citations)
  • Smart home technologies in Europe: a critical review of concepts, benefits, risks and policies (35 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • World War II
  • Law
  • China

His primary scientific interests are in Sustainability, Politics, Environmental economics, Industrial organization and Corporate governance. His research in Sustainability intersects with topics in Electronic waste, Transformative learning, Economic Justice, Transition and Efficient energy use. He has researched Politics in several fields, including Economic growth, Political economy, Shale gas and Value.

His Environmental economics research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Nuclear power, Temporality, Scale and Solar energy. He interconnects Electric vehicle, Business model, Electricity and Automotive industry in the investigation of issues within Industrial organization. His Corporate governance research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Accountability, China, Equity, Incentive and Energy poverty.

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Top Publications

What are we doing here? Analyzing fifteen years of energy scholarship and proposing a social science research agenda

Benjamin K. Sovacool;Benjamin K. Sovacool.
Energy research and social science (2014)

1098 Citations

Valuing the greenhouse gas emissions from nuclear power: A critical survey

Benjamin K. Sovacool.
Energy Policy (2008)

660 Citations

Beyond batteries: an examination of the benefits and barriers to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) transition

Benjamin K. Sovacool;Richard F. Hirsh.
Energy Policy (2009)

631 Citations

Electricity market design for the prosumer era

Yael Parag;Benjamin K Sovacool;Benjamin K Sovacool.
Nature Energy (2016)

607 Citations

How long will it take? Conceptualizing the temporal dynamics of energy transitions

Benjamin K. Sovacool;Benjamin K. Sovacool.
Energy research and social science (2016)

546 Citations

An agenda for sustainability transitions research: State of the art and future directions

Jonathan Köhler;Frank W. Geels;Florian Kern;Jochen Markard.
Environmental innovation and societal transitions (2019)

523 Citations

Conceptualizing and measuring energy security: a synthesized approach

Benjamin K. Sovacool;Ishani Mukherjee.
Energy (2011)

517 Citations

Energy justice: conceptual insights and practical applications

Benjamin K. Sovacool;Benjamin K. Sovacool;Michael H. Dworkin.
Applied Energy (2015)

430 Citations

Twelve metropolitan carbon footprints: A preliminary comparative global assessment

Benjamin K. Sovacool;Marilyn A. Brown.
Energy Policy (2010)

410 Citations

Competing Dimensions of Energy Security: An International Perspective

Benjamin K. Sovacool;Marilyn A. Brown.
Annual Review of Environment and Resources (2010)

407 Citations

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