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Severin Borenstein, NBER Profile: Severin Borenstein

Severin Borenstein is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Industrial Organization and Environmental and Energy Economics. He is also the E.T. Grether Professor of Business and Public Policy at Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, and Director of the University of California Energy Institute.

Borenstein received an A.B. in economics from Berkeley in 1978 and a Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 1983. Before joining the Berkeley faculty in 1996, he taught at the University of Michigan and University of California, Davis.

Borenstein's research has focused on policy-driven issues in the fields of industrial organization and regulation, mainly centered on the airline, oil, gasoline, and electricity industries. His current research involves retail electricity pricing and consumption, the markets for alternative energy, and climate change policy. He is a past editor of Journal of Industrial Economics, and currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic Literature and the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy and is an associate editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics.

Borenstein lives in Orinda, California with his wife, Margaret Stewart, and infamous dog, Wilbur. He enjoys hiking with both of them.

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