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The Changing Economics of Electricity Markets

Professor Fowlie will discuss a confluence of factors that are fundamentally changing how electricity markets operate. These include the increasing penetration of variable renewable energy sources, increasingly responsive demand, falling storage costs, and climate change policy. Economists have been actively investigating how these developments are impacting electricity market outcomes and what these impacts imply for electricity market design and regulation. Professor Fowlie will highlight some research insights from California that could be particularly relevant to ongoing policy discussions in Alberta.

Dr. Meredith Fowlie

Meredith Fowlie holds the Class of 1935 Endowed Chair in Energy at UC Berkeley. She is an Associate Professor in the Agriculture and Resource Economics department, an affiliated faculty of the Energy and Resources Group, a research affiliate at the Energy Institute at Haas, and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in 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, The Review of Economics and Statistics, and other academic journals.

She received a PhD in 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.
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The Eric J. Hanson Lecture Series

The Eric J. Hanson Lecture Series was established by friends and colleagues of Eric J. Hanson to commemorate his contributions to economics and to public policy in Alberta. Eric Hanson joined the Department of Economics at the University of Alberta in 1946, and he was Professor and Head from 1957-64. His work spanned all aspects of public finance, including education finance, health care finance, federal-provincial relations, and energy economics and the oil industry. The Hanson lecture features a distinguished economist addressing an important public policy question.



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