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Lynne Kiesling

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Distinguished Senior Lecturer
Northwestern University

Lynne Kiesling is a Distinguished Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Northwestern University. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University and a B.S. in Economics from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. She is the author of Deregulation, Innovation and Market Liberalization: Electricity Regulation in a Continually Evolving Environment (Routledge, 2008). With a specialization in industrial organization and regulatory policy, Lynne is also the author or co-author of many academic journal articles, book chapters, policy studies, and public interest comments, most of which analyze electricity policy and market design issues. She teaches undergraduate courses in innovation and technological change, environmental economics, antitrust and regulation, and history of economic thought, and writes about economics as the editor/owner at the website Knowledge Problem. She is also a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.

As a noted expert in economic regulation, end-use technology, and retail competition, Lynne has been asked to speak to various academic, industrial, and regulatory groups about regulatory policy, institutional change, and experimental economic analysis of electric power market design. She has 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, and Review of Economics and Statistics. She has provided expert testimony in proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission, the Illinois Commerce Commission, and the New York Public Service Commission. She has also taught several economics workshops for regulators using experimental economics, and is one of the founding faculty of the Institute for Regulatory Law and Economics, which hosts an annual law and economics workshop for state regulators.

At Northwestern she is also a Faculty Member in the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO) and a Faculty Affiliate in the Center for the Study of Industrial Organization (CSIO). Her previous appointments include Assistant Professor, College of William and Mary, Manager, Price Waterhouse/PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Director of Economic Policy, Reason Foundation, and Research Scholar, Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science at George Mason University.