Energy Economics, Finance, and Public Policy

Our energy economics research supports public- and private-sector decision analysis. We apply economic modeling, statistical analysis tools and innovative data collection techniques to a wide range of energy issues. Our expertise includes macroeconomic modeling of national energy and environmental policies, energy use analysis; design and evaluation of energy conservation and load management programs; economic and market assessments of renewable energy technologies.

Focus Areas

  • Climate change policy
  • Economic studies of alternative energy
  • Energy demand response
  • International technology transfer
  • Methane emissions reductions



  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Electric Power Research Institute
  • PEW Research Center
  • Duke Nicholas Institute

Related Research


Michael P. Gallaher
Director, Technology, Energy, and the Environment
George L. Van Houtven
Director, Ecosystem Services Research
Brent R. Rowe
Senior Economist
Brooks Depro
Program Manager and Senior Economist
Robert H. Beach
RTI Fellow, Agricultural, Resource & Energy Economics and Policy Program