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I work on electricity markets, climate policy and energy transitions. I tend to use empirical methods to evaluate policy effectiveness and better understand consumer and firm behaviour. My goal is to bring rigorous evidence to help policy makers craft better policy.
Prior to returning to academia, I had a 15 year career in energy trading, specializing in electricity, natural gas and emissions markets. I received my PhD in economics from the University of Calgary, Master of Philosophy in economics from the University of Cambridge and a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences from Queen’s University. I recently held visiting scholar and Fulbright postdoctoral scholar positions at the Toulouse School of Economics and Stanford University.
My recent research has been published in Nature, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Public Policy, Energy Economics, and the Energy Journal. My popular writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, CBC, and other media outlets. I am frequently asked to provide policy advisor services for governments at various levels on energy and environmental policy matters.
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PhD in Economics, 2018
University of Calgary
MPhil in Economics, 2003
BSc (Honours) in Environmental Science, 2000
Building on Canada’s electrical advantage, Policy Options, IRPP, Jan 14, 2022 (with Jason Dion)
Dead Weight Loss, UC Berkeley Energy Institute Blog, Oct 26, 2021 (with Maximilian Auffhammer)
This academic year I am teaching:
Past courses taught include: