Tom Moerenhout

Researcher at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva)

Email address: tom.moerenhout (at)


Tom Moerenhout is a researcher at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva) and an associate at the Global Subsidies Initiative of the International Institute for Sustainable development (Geneva). He has over seven years of work & research experience on energy subsidies, including biofuel subsidies (blending mandates, tax exemptions), fossil fuel production and consumption subsidies, and renewable energy subsidy design and cost-effectiveness. He holds expertise in trade and investment law.

Research interests

Areas of interest: (i) Fossil fuel subsidies and subsidy reform, (ii) Renewable energy policy design (local content requirements, subsidies, taxation), (iii) Energy in the trade and investment legal regime.

Selected publications

Eliminating fossil fuel subsidies through trade agreements, (forthcoming 2017). Stockholm Environment Institute and Global Subsidies Initiative.

The WTO and local content requirements in renewable energy support mechanisms, (2014). In F. Baetens and J. Caiado (eds.) New Frontiers of International Economic Law. BRILL. (Co-authored with Jan-Christoph Kuntze).

Local content requirements and renewable energy: A good match?, (2013). International Centre for Trade And Sustainable Development (ICTSD). (Co-authored with Jan-Christoph Kuntze).

See also Tom’s biography on the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies website