Maximilian Auffhammer View All
Maximilian Auffhammer is the George Pardee Jr. Professor of International Sustainable Development at the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Associate Dean in the Division of Social Sciences at UC Berkeley, and Faculty Affiliate at the Energy Institute at Haas. 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). His research has appeared in The American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Economic Journal, the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, The Energy Journal and other academic journals. Professor Auffhammer is the recipient of the 2017 Cheit Teaching Award in the Haas School of Business, the 2009 Campus Distinguished Teaching Award the 2007 Cozzarelli Prize awarded by the National Academies of Sciences, and the 2007 Sarlo Distinguished Mentoring Award. Follow Max on Twitter @auffhammer.
Severin Borenstein View All
Severin Borenstein is Professor of the Graduate School, Economic Analysis and Policy Group, Haas School of Business. He is also Faculty Director of the Energy Institute at Haas. He received his A.B. from UC Berkeley and Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T. His research focuses on business competition, strategy, and regulation. He has published extensively on the airline industry, the oil and gasoline industries, and electricity markets. He has published extensively on the airline industry, the oil and gasoline industries, and electricity markets. His current research projects include the economics of renewable energy, economic policies for reducing greenhouse gases, alternative models of retail electricity pricing, and competitive dynamics in the airline industry. Borenstein is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA. He served on the Board of Governors of the California Power Exchange from 1997 to 2003. During 1999-2000, he was a member of the California Attorney General’s Gasoline Price Task Force. In 2010-11, Borenstein was a member of U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood’s Future of Aviation Advisory Committee. In 2012-13, he served on the Emissions Market Assessment Committee, which advised the California Air Resources Board on the operation of California’s Cap and Trade market for greenhouse gases. In 2014, he was appointed to the California Energy Commission’s Petroleum Market Advisory Committee, which he chaired from 2015 until the Committee was dissolved in 2017. From 2015-2020, he served on the Advisory Council of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. In 2019, he was appointed to the Governing Board of the California Independent System Operator. Follow Severin on Twitter @BorensteinS.
James Bushnell View All
James Bushnell is a Professor of Economics at UC Davis and a Faculty Affiliate at the Energy Institute at Haas. Prior to joining UC Davis, he spent 15 years as the Research Director of the University of California Energy Institute in Berkeley, and two years as the Cargill Chair in Energy Economics at Iowa State University. Prof. Bushnell received a Ph.D. in Operations Research from U.C. Berkeley in 1993. He has written extensively on the regulation, organization, and competitiveness of energy markets. His research on restructured electricity markets has appeared in leading economics journals such as the American Economic Review and RAND journal of economics. During 1999 and 2000, he served as a member of the Market Monitoring Committee (MMC) of the California Power Exchange. Since 2002, he has served as a member of the Market Surveillance Committee (MSC) of the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). Both the MMC and MSC were established to provide external monitoring and analysis to complement the internal market monitoring functions at the PX and CAISO, respectively. He has also advised the California Air Resources Board in several capacities, including as a member of the Emissions Market Advisory Committee from 2012-2014. In addition to his public committee positions in California, Dr. Bushnell has also directed prospective and retrospective analyses of several electricity markets, including the Spanish, South Korean, New England, and New Zealand markets, and has advised policy-makers on energy policy in both the US and internationally.
Andrew Campbell View All
Andrew Campbell is the Executive Director of the Energy Institute at Haas. At the Energy Institute, Andy serves as a bridge between the research community, and business and policy leaders on energy economics and policy topics. Prior to arriving at UC Berkeley, he worked for residential energy management company, Tendril, and grid sensor provider, Sentient Energy, helping both companies navigate the energy regulatory environment and tailor their products to meet the utility industry’s needs. For five years Andy served as an advisor to California Public Utilities Commissioners Rachelle Chong and Nancy Ryan where he successfully led efforts to adopt policies on grid modernization investments and data access; regulatory authority over electric vehicle charging; demand response; dynamic pricing for utilities; and quality standards for liquefied natural gas. He has also worked in Citigroup’s Global Energy Group, and as a reservoir engineer with ExxonMobil. Andy serves as a member of the Governing Body for the Western Energy Imbalance Market (WEIM). The WEIM is a wholesale power market that extends across the western United States and enhances grid reliability, reduces costs and increases renewable energy production. Mr. Campbell earned bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering and economics from Rice University, and a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. Follow Andy on Twitter @andycampbll.
Lucas Davis View All
Lucas Davis is the Jeffrey A. Jacobs Distinguished Professor in Business and Technology at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He is a Faculty Affiliate at the Energy Institute at Haas, coeditor at the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He received a BA from Amherst College and a PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin. Prior to joining Haas in 2009, he was an assistant professor of Economics at the University of Michigan. His research focuses 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.
Meredith Fowlie View All
Meredith Fowlie is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and holds the Class of 1935 Endowed Chair in Energy at UC Berkeley. She is also a Faculty Director at the Energy Institute at Haas, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Researchin the Energy and Environmental Economics group. Fowlie has worked extensively on the economics of energy markets and the environment. Her research investigates real-world applications of market-based environmental regulations, the economics of energy efficiency, the demand-side of energy markets, energy use in emerging economies. Her work has appeared in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and other academic journals. She received a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from UC Berkeley in 2006, an M.Sc. from Cornell in 2000, and a B.Sc. from Cornell in 1997. Before joining the faculty at UC Berkeley she was an Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
James Sallee View All
James M. Sallee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley, a Faculty Affiliate at the Energy Institute at Haas, and a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Before joining UC Berkeley in 2015, Sallee was an Assistant Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He is a public economist who studies topics related to energy, the environment and taxation. Much of his work evaluates policies aimed at mitigating greenhouse gas emissions related to the use of automobiles. He completed his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Michigan in 2008. He also holds a B.A. in economics and political science from Macalester College.
Catherine Wolfram View All
Catherine Wolfram is the Cora Jane Flood Professor of Business Administration at UC Berkeley. From 2019 to 2021, she served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Haas School of Business. Before leaving for government services, she was the Program Director of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Environment and Energy Economics Program, Faculty Director of The The E2e Project, a research organization focused on energy efficiency and a Faculty Affiliate at the Energy Institute at Haas. She is also an affiliated faculty member of in the Agricultural and Resource Economics department and the Energy and Resources Group at Berkeley.