I-Tsung Tsai

I-Tsung Tsai


Assistant Professor - Engineering Systems and Management
Phone number: +971 2 810 9132

Prior to joining Masdar Institute faculty, Dr. I-Tsung Tsai served as a water strategy consultant for the Singapore government and was a visiting scholar to the Institute of Financial Research and Management, India in 2006. His research interests include carbon management, carbon finance, infrastructure policy and information economics. His current research estimates the effect of emission allowances on human health. Previously, he studied the implicit incentive mechanism embedded in financial contracts, and the effect of asymmetric information in the online auction markets. 


Courses/Teaching interests:

  • System Project Management
  • Systems Optimization 

Advisor to current Masdar Institute students:

  • Safa Mohammed Ahmed Al Sadi   
  • Yanxiang Wang   
  • Edgar Eugenio Samano Baca   
  • Mohammed Mahboob Hassan Saleh Mahboob   
  • Sarah Ghazal   
  • Omar Younis Asad (PhD)
  • Abdullah Kaya (PhD)

Research Interest/Research Projects

  • Carbon trade
  • Carbon pricing
  • Carbon management
  • Energy efficient infrastructure and transportation systems

Selected Publications 

  • Tsai, I. “Default and Renegotiation – Financial Structure and Incentive in Public-Private Partnership Contracts”, MIT Ph.D. dissertation, 2007.