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Mr. Taylor's areas of expertise include contract and market risks and incentives, antitrust and regulatory economics, and transition markets.

His consulting activities focus upon the petroleum, electric power, and transportation industries. Mr. Taylor provides assistance to clients in complex litigation and in developing responses to changes and challenges in markets and regulatory environments.

Testimony
Damages testimony on behalf of defendant Globe Metallurgical in the Industrial Silicon Antitrust Litigation
1998
Publications
Book
Market Power and Market Manipulation in Energy Markets: From the California Crisis to the Present
April 2015
Gerald A. Taylor, Shaun D. Ledgerwood, Romkaew P. Broehm, Peter S. Fox-Penner, Shaun D. Ledgerwood, Gerald A. Taylor, Peter S. Fox-Penner, and Romkaew P. Broehm
Published by PUR Inc.
Report
Understanding Crude Oil and Product Markets
September 2014
Published by the American Petroleum Institute
Report
Comments of Dr. Romkaew Broehm and Mr. Gerald A. Taylor to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Regarding Market-Based Rates for Wholesale Sales of Electric Energy, Capacity and Ancillary Services by Public Utilities (Docket No. RM14-14-000)
September 2014
Prepared for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Report
Losing Money to Increase Profits: A Proposed Framework for Defining Market Manipulation
March 2011
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Comments of Dr. Daniel Arthur, Dr. Romkaew P. Broehm, and Mr. Gerald A. Taylor to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Prohibition of Market Manipulation, 17 CFR Part 180
January 2011
Prepared for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Newsletter
When Sparks Fly: Economic Issues in Complex Energy Contract Litigation
2009
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Australian Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading: Comments by The Brattle Group
March 06, 2007
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Presentation
Developments and Risks: What's Happening Along the LNG Supply Chain?
December 04, 2006
Steven H. Levine, Elizabeth Miller, and Gerald A. Taylor
Presented at the LNG Development in the Northeast Conference
Article
The Regulation of Competition in Wholesale Electric Power Markets
October 2002
Published in Energy Law Journal
News & Events
September 12, 2016
Brattle Consultants Contribute to Significant Win for the State of California on Energy Crisis Tariff Violations

Testimony by Brattle consultants contributed to a favorable outcome for the State of California in a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which upheld a ruling by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) finding that several electric power sellers committed tariff violations during the California Energy Crisis in the summer of 2000.

April 13, 2016
Brattle Consultants Contribute to Significant Win for the State of California on Energy Crisis Long-Term Contracts

Based on evidence presented by Brattle consultants, a FERC Administrative Law Judge issued a ruling that found that the Mobile-Sierra doctrine does not protect two long-term wholesale electricity contracts entered into during the Western Energy Crisis in 2001.

January 15, 2016
Shaun Ledgerwood and Gary Taylor Co-Author Article on Lasting Effects of Enron’s Power Market Schemes on the U.S. Anti-Manipulation Agenda

Brattle Principals Shaun Ledgerwood and Gary Taylor recently published an article on Risk.net discussing how failures of the first liberalized power market in the U.S. continue to shape the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) anti-manipulation agenda fifteen years after the California energy crisis.

May 20, 2015
Brattle to Sponsor Symposium on Market Power and Market Manipulation in Energy Markets

The Brattle Group will be sponsoring the upcoming program, “A Symposium on Market Power and Market Manipulation in Energy Markets," taking place Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 and hosted by the Center for Business & Public Policy at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

April 14, 2015
Brattle Consultants Release Book on Market Power and Market Manipulation in Energy Markets

Brattle principals Gerald Taylor, Shaun Ledgerwood, Romkaew Broehm, and Peter Fox-Penner have authored a book that provides insights and an analytical framework for understanding the legal and economic nuances associated with energy market manipulation. Market Power and Market Manipulation in Energy Markets: From the California Crisis to the Present will be published in April 2015 by PUR Inc.

November 18, 2014
Brattle Economists Contribute to FERC Ruling Supporting Findings of Manipulative Behavior by Power Suppliers During the California Energy Crisis

Testimony provided by Brattle consultants supported a FERC order affirming the initial decision in the matter of San Diego Gas & Elec. Co. v. Sellers of Energy and Ancillary Servs, which found power suppliers engaged in manipulative behavior during the California Energy Crisis.

September 02, 2014
Brattle Consultants Prepare Two Reports for the American Petroleum Institute on Natural Gas and Crude Oil Markets

Brattle consultants have authored two separate reports for the American Petroleum Institute (API) that provide a comprehensive overview of the natural gas and crude oil and product markets.