Severin Borenstein is E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at the Haas School of Business and co-director of the Energy Institute at Haas. He also directs the UC Energy Institute. Borenstein received his B.A. from UC Berkeley and his PhD 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. His current research projects include the economics of renewable energy, economic policies for reducing greenhouse gases, equity and efficiency effects of 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. He served on the California Attorney General's Gasoline Price Task Force and the U.S. Department of Transportation's Future of Aviation Advisory Committee. He is a member of the Supply and Infrastructure Task Group of the National Petroleum Council's Future of Transportation Fuels Study, commissioned by U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu.