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Biography
Testimony
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Dr. Dean Murphy is an economist with a background in engineering. He has expertise in energy economics, competitive and regulatory economics and finance, as well as quantitative modeling and risk analysis. His work centers on the electric industry, encompassing issues such as resource and investment planning (including power and fuel price forecasting), valuation for contract disputes and asset transactions, climate change policy and analysis, competitive industry structure and market behavior, and market rules and mechanics. He has addressed these issues in the context of business planning and strategy, regulatory hearings and compliance filings, litigation and arbitration. Dr. Murphy has examined these matters from the perspectives of investor-owned and public electric utilities, independent producers and investors, industry groups, regulators, system operators, and consumers.

Dr. Murphy holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management and an M.S. in Engineering-Economic Systems, both from Stanford University, and a B.E.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining The Brattle Group in 1995, Dr. Murphy worked as an associate with Applied Decision Analysis, Inc.

Representative Engagements
Article
Efficiency and Nuclear Energy: Complements, not Competitors, for a Low-Carbon Future
August 2017
To be submitted to The Electricity Journal in response to Amory Lovins, “Do Coal and Nuclear Generation Deserve Above-Market Prices?,” The Electricity Journal, July 2017, Vol. 30, Issue 6, Pages 22-30.
Report
April 2017
Prepared for Nuclear Matters

This report finds that Ohio’s nuclear energy plants will contribute approximately $510 million to the state gross domestic product (GDP) over the next ten years (2018-2027), in addition to other economic and societal benefits.

Report
Preserving Upstate Nuclear Saves New York Consumers Billions, Compared With Additional Renewables Beyond CES Goals
December 8, 2016
Report
Nuclear Retirement Effects on CO2 Emissions: Preserving a Critical Clean Resource
December 2016
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Pennsylvania Nuclear Power Plants' Contribution to the State Economy
December 2016
Prepared for Pennsylvania Building and Construction Trades Council, The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, Allegheny Conference on Community Development, and Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
Report
Comment on "Green Overload" - an Issue Brief by the Empire Center
October 18, 2016
Report
Electricity Cost and Environmental Effects of Retiring the Quad Cities and Clinton Nuclear Plants
October 2016
Prepared for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Illinois Retail Merchants Association

The report estimates the effects that two Illinois nuclear plants, the Quad Cities and Clinton plants, have on electricity costs to Illinois consumers, and on emissions of CO2 and other pollutants.

Article
Preliminary Comment on New York Department of Public Service “Staff’s Responsive Proposal for Preserving Zero-Emissions Attributes”
July 12, 2016
Prepared for the New York State IBEW Utility Labor Council, Rochester Building & Construction Trades Council, and Central and Northern New York Building & Construction Trades Council
Report
Comments on the New York DPS "Clean Energy Standard White Paper – Cost Study"
April 21, 2016
Prepared for the New York State IBEW Utility Labor Council, Rochester Building & Construction Trades Council, and Central and Northern New York Building & Construction Trades Council
Report
New York’s Upstate Nuclear Power Plants’ Contribution to the State Economy
December 2015
Prepared for the New York State IBEW Utility Labor Council, Rochester Building and Construction Trades Council, and the Central and Northern New York Building and Construction Trades Council
Report
The Nuclear Industry’s Contribution to the U.S. Economy
July 7, 2015
Prepared for Nuclear Matters
Report
Policy Brief - EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan: Implications for States and the Electric Industry
June 2014
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Presentation
Electricity Market Overview for Manitoba Hydro’s Export Market in MISO
July 2013
Dean M. Murphy, Onur Aydin, and Kent Diep
Prepared for Manitoba Hydro
Report
Long-Term Price Forecast for Manitoba Hydro’s Export Market in MISO
March 2013
Dean M. Murphy, Onur Aydin, Kent Diep, and Sarah Whitley
Prepared for Manitoba Hydro
Article
Plugging In: Can the grid handle the coming electric vehicle load?
June 2010
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Report
2010 Integrated Resource Plan for Connecticut
January 2010
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
Promoting Use of Plug-In Electric Vehicles through Utility Industry Acquisition and Leasing of Batteries, chapter 13 of Plug-In Electric Vehicles: What Role for Washington?
2009
In Plug-In Electric Vehicles: What Role for Washington?, published by The Brookings Institution
Article
On Setting Near-Term Climate Policy While the Dust Begins to Settle: The Legacy of the Stern Review
2007
Gary Yohe, Richard S.J. Tol, and Dean M. Murphy
Published in Energy & Environment