Brian Prest

Brian Prest

I study energy and environmental economics, applying econometric and statistical tools to understand energy supply dynamics and how to better design environmental policies. My current work includes studying the impacts of the shale revolution on oil and gas markets, analyzing market-based environmental policies dynamics under policy uncertainty, and understanding consumer responses to time-of-use electricity pricing.

Prior to studying at Duke, I worked in both the public sector (at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), 2009-11) and private sector (at NERA Economic Consulting, 2011-13). At CBO, I developed economic models of various energy sectors and cap-and-trade markets to analyze the implications of alternative policy designs. At NERA, I conducted electricity market modeling, project valuation, and discounted cash flow analysis of various electricity projects in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

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