Maximilian Auffhammer is an Associate Professor in the Agricultural and Resource Economics department and Director of the International Areas Studies Teaching program at UC Berkeley. He received a B.S. in environmental science (1996) and a M.S. in environmental and resource economics (1998) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a PhD in economics from UC San Diego in 2003. His research focuses on environmental and resource economics, energy economics and applied econometrics. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in the Energy and Environmental Economics group, a Humboldt Foundation Fellow, and a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. He is also the recipient of the 2007 Cozzarelli Prize awarded by the National Academies of Sciences, the 2009 Campus Distinguished Teaching Award and the 2007 Sarlo Distinguished Mentoring Award.
Elizabeth Bailey is the Executive Director of the Energy Institute at Haas and an Adjunct Professor at the Haas School of Business. She holds a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before joining the Energy Institute, she was a Vice President at NERA Economic Consulting, where she specialized in the economics of antitrust. She has prepared testimony in court proceedings and presented her research before the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. She held several positions at NERA, including Vice President and Senior Consultant. Between 2006 and 2009, she was on the faculty of Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, where she taught courses in managerial economics, competitive strategy and environmental sustainability, decision analysis, and statistics. In 2007, she received the Outstanding Graduate Teaching award from the school’s MBA students.
Severin Borenstein is the E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at the Haas School of Business, where he teaches courses in Business Economics and Energy & Environmental Markets. He is also Co-Director of the Energy Institute at Haas and Director of the University of California Energy Institute. He has been a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA since 1992. He received his AB from UC Berkeley in 1978 and PhD in Economics from MIT in 1983. Borenstein’s research focuses on business competition, strategy, and regulation. He has published extensively on electricity markets, the oil and gasoline industries, and airline competition and profitability. His current research projects include the economics of renewable energy, equity and efficiency effects of electricity pricing, implementation of dynamic electricity pricing, and the impact of oil markets on regional fuel prices. He served on the Board of Governors of the California Power Exchange from 1997 to 2003. During 1999-2000, he served on the California Attorney General’s Gasoline Price Task Force. He is currently a member of the Supply Task Group of the National Petroleum Council’s Future Transportation Fuels Study.
James Bushnell is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California at Davis. He received his BS from the University of Wisconsin in 1989 and PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UC Berkeley in 1993. His research focuses on industrial organization and regulation, energy economics and policy, environmental economics, and game theorization optimization models. Bushnell is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA. He has also served on the California Independent System Operator’s Market Surveillance Committee since 2002. In addition, Dr. Bushnell served on the California Power Exchange’s Market Monitoring Committee and on the California Air Resources Board’s Economic Assessment and Allocation Committee for its cap-and-trade program.
Lucas Davis is an Associate Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy at the Haas School of Business. He received a BA from Amherst College in 1996 and a PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin in 2005. Prior to joining Haas in 2009, he was an assistant professor of Economics at the University of Michigan. His research focuses primarily on energy and environmental markets, and in particular, on electricity and natural gas regulation, pricing in competitive and non-competitive markets, and the economic and business impacts of environmental policy. His work appears in leading academic journals including the American Economic Review, the RAND Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Political Economy. He is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA.
Meredith Fowlie is an Assistant Professor of Agriculture and Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining UC Berkeley, she was an Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan. She received a MSc in Environmental Economics from Cornell University in 2000 and PhD in Environmental and Resource Economics from UC Berkeley in 2006. Her interests lie at the intersection of empirical industrial organization, environmental economics, and public policy. Much of her work involves positive, and some normative, analysis of policy interventions designed to reduce the environmental impacts of energy production and consumption. Her work on the electricity sector has emphasized interactions between electricity markets and emissions permit markets. She is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research in the Environmental and Energy Economics group.
Ryan Kellogg is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan. He received a Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Chemical Engineering from Rice University and a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from UC Berkeley. He was also a research assistant at the Energy Institute while a graduate student and was a visiting researcher at the Energy Institute over 2011-2012. His research focuses on energy economics, industrial organization, and environmental policy. Current projects include studies of the drilling and production decisions of oil companies, U.S. households’ valuation of climate amenities, and the interplay between consumers’ valuations of automobiles and their expectations of future fuel prices. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an Associate Editor at the International Journal of Industrial Organization.
Catherine Wolfram is the Barbara & Gerson Bakar Faculty Fellow Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Haas School of Business and Co-Director of the Energy Institute at Haas. She received an AB in Economics from Harvard University and a PhD in Economics from MIT. Before joining the faculty at UC Berkeley, she was an assistant professor of economics at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the economics of energy markets. She has studied the impact of environmental regulation on energy markets and the effects of electricity industry privatization and restructuring around the world. She is currently implementing several randomized control trials to evaluate energy efficiency programs. Wolfram is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She is also a Member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on the Effects of Provisions in the Internal Revenue Code on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and is an Associate Editor at both the Journal of Industrial Economics and the RAND Journal of Economics.