Dr. Catherine Wolfram is the Cora Jane Flood Professor of Business Administration at the Haas School of Business, where she serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Chair of the Faculty. She is a leading expert on energy and environmental economics, and serves as the Program Director of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Environment and Energy Economics Program, and an affiliated faculty member in the Agriculture and Resource Economics department and the Energy and Resources Group at Berkeley. Dr. Wolfram has published extensively on the economics of energy markets. Her work has analyzed rural electrification programs in the developing world, energy efficiency programs in the US, the effects of environmental regulation on energy markets and the impact of privatization and restructuring in the US and UK. She is currently implementing several randomized controlled trials to evaluate energy programs in the US, Ghana and Kenya. She received a doctoral degree in Economics from MIT in 1996 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard in 1989. Before joining the faculty at UC Berkeley, she was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Harvard.
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