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Severin Borenstein, professor of business and research associate of the Energy Institute at Haas

Severin Borenstein

Severin Borenstein is E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at the Haas School of Business and research associate at the Energy Institute at Haas.

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 then-U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu.

Posts by Severin Borenstein

12-8-14Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?What’s a university to do about climate change?
4-9-14Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?It’s time to refocus California’s climate strategy
3-3-14Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?In defense of picking winners
2-4-14Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?What wood smoke has taught me about fighting climate change
12-18-13Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Is demonizing ‘big carbon’ a strategy or a cop-out?
11-12-13Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Rate-design wars are the sound of utilities taking residential PV seriously
6-18-13Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?The California Solar Initiative is ending. What has it left behind?
6-4-13Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Putting a collar on carbon prices
4-29-13Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Peak electricity pricing can save you money
2-5-13Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?What’s Keystone XL got to do with it?
10-8-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?What (if anything) to do about California gasoline price spikes