Visiting Instructor, Economics
Ph.D. Economics, Northwestern University
B.S. Economics, Miami University
I am a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Purdue University and the Associate Director of the Purdue University Research Center in Economics. I was recently an Associate Professor of Instruction in the Department of Economics at Northwestern University, where I was also Director of the Electricity Policy Program in the Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth.
My research examines the interaction of market design and innovation in the development of retail markets, products and services and the economics of smart grid technologies in the electricity industry. I have served as a peer reviewer for the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation, and for academic journals including Energy Journal, Public Choice, Review of Economics and Statistics, and Energy Policy. I write about economics as the editor/owner at the website Knowledge Problem. My teaching includes energy and environmental economics, antitrust and regulation, history of economic thought, European economic history, and principles of microeconomics. I have a B.S. in Economics from Miami University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University.
I am also an emerita member of the GridWise Architecture Council, a group of 13 experts volunteering their time to articulate the guiding principles for an intelligent, transactive, energy system of the future, and to guide and promote measures to transform the nation's electricity system into a more reliable, affordable, secure network in which users collaborate with suppliers in an information- and value-rich market environment.
Specialties: Economics, regulation, public policy, smart grid technology and policy, historical political economy