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June 25, 2014
Brattle Consultants to Present at CRRI’s 27th Annual Western Conference

Several Brattle consultants will participate in the upcoming Center for Research in Regulated Industries (CRRI) 27th Annual Western Conference, taking place from June 25 - 27, 2014 in Monterey, CA. CRRI is located at Rutgers University and aims to further study regulation in economics, finance, and institutions.

The conference will feature some of the latest developments in the network industries including deregulation, pricing and demand response, market structure, and policy and regulatory issues. Brattle speakers will present on various papers over several days, beginning with, “The Application of Quantile Regression to Forecasting Peak Demand,” presented by Ahmad Faruqui and co-authored by associate Charlie Gibbons. Senior associate Ryan Hledik will present the second day on “Residential Demand Charges—A Rate Design Revolution?” which will be followed by an afternoon program on DSM, featuring Ahmad Faruqui and associate Neil Lessem’s discussion on “Demand Side Management—An Asian Experiment;” principal Armando Levy’s “Estimating Program Impacts in the Presence of Demand Shocks;” and principal Philip Hanser and consultant Kai van Horn’s “The Repurposed Electric Distribution Utility.”

Principals Michael Vilbert and Joseph Wharton will present their paper, “Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Decoupling on the Cost of Capital of Electric Utilities,” co-authored by Charlie Gibbons and research analyst Melanie Rosenberg on the final day of the conference.

To learn more about the conference, visit the website.