October 10, 2014
Coleman Bazelon Contributes to Landmark Decision in Texas Voting Rights Case by Evaluating the Economic Burden of SB 14

Coleman Bazelon testified in the closely watched voting rights case, Marc Veasey, et al. vs. Rick Perry, et al., that African Americans in Texas are disproportionately impacted economically by a Texas law requiring voters to present photo identification to retain the right to vote in person.

September 29, 2014
James Reitzes Testifies in Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s Review of Wholesale Mobile Wireless Services

Brattle principal James Reitzes recently testified on competition in Canadian wireless mobile telecommunications before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). The CRTC hearing is taking place from September 29 through October 3 in Gatineau, QC.

September 29, 2014
Darrell Chodorow and Shaun Ledgerwood Publish Article for Tax Notes on Funding for Research Tax Credits

Dr. Shaun Ledgerwood and Mr. Darrell Chodorow published an article in the September 2014 issue of Tax Notes in response to a recent summary judgment order in Geosyntec Consultants Inc. v. United States, presenting an alternative approach based on the economics of risk and reward allocation for contracts.

September 24, 2014
Brattle to Manage Purchase of Solar Photovoltaic Alternative Energy Certificates on Behalf of FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania Utilities

Brattle economists will manage a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to purchase 48,500 Solar Photovoltaic Alternative Energy Certificates (SPAECs) annually over a two-year period on behalf of FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania Utilities – Penn Power, Penelec, and Metropolitan Edison Company.

September 17, 2014
Peter Fox-Penner Takes a New Look at the Electric Utilities Industry in Smart Power Anniversary Edition

Brattle principal Peter Fox-Penner has contributed to an anniversary edition of his 2010 book, Smart Power: Climate Change, the Smart Grid, and the Future of Electric Utilities.

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.

September 02, 2014
Brattle Experts Prepare Report for the Australian Energy Market Commission on Recovering Residual Costs from Electricity Distribution Network Tariffs

Brattle senior associate Toby Brown and principal Ahmad Faruqui recently prepared a report for the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) on how electricity distribution network tariffs can be structured to recover residual costs.

August 31, 2014
Brattle Experts’ Article on Competitive Effects of Sales of Airport Landing Slots Published In Review of Industrial Organization

Brattle economists have recently published an article in the Review of Industrial Organization that examines the competitive impacts of exchanges and sales of airport landing slots.

August 25, 2014
Associate Rand Ghayad Authors Article on the Dodd-Frank Act and Long-Term Unemployment for The Huffington Post

An article written by Brattle associate Rand Ghayad, “The Employment Puzzle: Should Dodd and Frank Be Blamed?” was recently featured in The Huffington Post.

August 21, 2014
Testimony by Principal Bob Mudge Key to Ameren Win in $500 Million Rate Dispute Before Missouri Public Service Commission

Testimony provided by Brattle principal Bob Mudge underpinned key criteria cited by the Missouri Public Service Commission in a unanimous ruling against Ameren’s largest customer, Noranda Aluminum, Inc.

August 19, 2014
The Brattle Group Recognized As One of the 10 Best Consulting Firms to Work For by the Vault

Brattle has been recognized as one of the 10 Best Consulting Firms to Work For in the 2015 Vault Consulting 50. Brattle ranked seventh overall, the highest among all economic consulting firms in the Vault listing.

August 15, 2014
Brattle Studies Cited by Appeals Court in Decision to Uphold Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order 1000

The Court of Appeals cited Brattle studies in its recent decision to uphold the FERC Order 1000, compelling states to coordinate on transmission planning to meet cost obligations for new electricity transmission capacity.

August 14, 2014
Shaun Ledgerwood Featured in New York Times Article on the Risks of Market Manipulation in the Electric Grid

Brattle principal Shaun Ledgerwood was quoted in The New York Times article “Traders Profit as Power Grid Is Overworked,” which discusses the recent trend of energy traders and banks profiting as a result of the increasingly congested electric grid as it struggles to meet demand.

August 08, 2014
Brattle Consultants Provide Expert Testimony and Litigation Support in Recently-Concluded Nortel Bankruptcy Proceedings

The Brattle Group was retained by counsel for the UK Pension claimants to opine on allocation and claims issues in Nortel’s bankruptcy proceedings. Brattle experts sponsored and supported two testifying experts in recently-concluded trials.

August 07, 2014
Brattle Consultants Author Article on the Adoption of Time-Varying Rates for Public Utilities Fortnightly

Principal Ahmad Faruqui, senior associate Ryan Hledik, and associate Neil Lessem have recently authored an article on the Adoption of Time-Varying Rates for the August 2014 issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly.

August 04, 2014
Kevin Neels Quoted in Marketplace Article on the Use of Airplanes to Collect Weather Data

Brattle principal Kevin Neels was recently quoted in a Marketplace radio story titled “Airplanes become the new weather balloons,” about the potential economic benefits of new weather data gathering technology being installed on airplanes.

August 01, 2014
Brattle Consultants Contribute to Book on Distributed Generation in the Electric Industry

Principals Phil Hanser and Ahmad Faruqui have co-authored two chapters in the recently-published book, Distributed Generation and Its Implications for the Utility Industry.

July 31, 2014
Yvette Austin Smith and Evan Cohen Co-Author Article on the Use of Net Asset Value in Bankruptcy Valuation Disputes

Brattle principals Yvette Austin Smith and Evan Cohen recently co-authored an article on bankruptcy valuation techniques in response to a July 2, 2014 U.S. Bankruptcy Court opinion in the Genco Shipping valuation trial.

July 30, 2014
Stuart Brotman Appointed as a Brookings Senior Fellow

Brattle academic advisor Stuart Brotman was recently appointed as a nonresident senior fellow in the Center for Technology Innovation within the Governance Studies program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC.

July 30, 2014
Jürgen Weiss Authors Report Assessing Major Outcomes from Solar Energy Support in Germany

Principal Jürgen Weiss has authored a report for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) that examines and outlines the main lessons learned from solar PV energy support in Germany over the last ten years.

July 24, 2014
Securities and Commercial Litigation Expert Ioannis Gkatzimas Joins The Brattle Group

Securities and commercial litigation expert Ioannis Gkatzimas has joined the firm’s San Francisco office as a principal. Mr. Gkatzimas has significant experience in a wide range of finance and securities litigation matters.

July 14, 2014
Peter Fox-Penner Speaks on the Future of the Energy Industry on Green Power Report

Brattle Principal Fox-Penner recently served as a guest speaker on Green Power Report, where he discussed the changing landscape of the electric utility industry.

July 10, 2014
Michael Goldstein Quoted in Wall Street Journal Article on High-Frequency Trading

Brattle academic advisor Michael Goldstein, a Professor of Finance and Chair of the Finance Division at Babson College, was quoted in a recent Wall Street Journal article, “The Markets Unplugged."

July 01, 2014
The Brattle Group Announces the Promotion of Pinar Bagci to Principal

The Brattle Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Pinar Bagci, who has more than 15 years of experience advising on competition and regulatory matters and on the economics of energy and financial markets.

June 30, 2014
Giulia McHenry Selected to Serve on the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee

Brattle associate Giulia McHenry was recently invited to serve as a member on the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC).

June 27, 2014
Principal Bruce Tsuchida Contributing Author to Book on Renewable Energy Integration

Principal Bruce Tsuchida is the author of a chapter in the recently-published book, Renewable Energy Integration: Practical Management of Variability, Uncertainty and Flexibility in Power Grids.

June 27, 2014
Brattle Economists Co-Author Article Highlighting Complex Issues for Experts in High-Frequency Trading Litigation

Principal Torben Voetmann and senior associate Pavitra Kumar, along with Zachary Ziliak of Ziliak Law, have authored an article that discusses the complexities and challenges for experts arising from increased litigation surrounding high-frequency trading.

June 20, 2014
Shaun Ledgerwood Quoted in EnergyRisk Article Discussing Increased Use of Surveillance Technology in Commodities Trading

Principal Shaun Ledgerwood was recently cited in an EnergyRisk article on the use of technology in monitoring commodities trading for potential manipulation-like behavior.

June 18, 2014
Policy Brief by Brattle Economists Provides Insights into EPA’s Proposed Carbon Emission Standards for Existing Fossil Units

Brattle economists issued a policy brief that examines the primary features and implications of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed CO2 emissions standards for existing fossil units under the Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 111(d).

June 17, 2014
Testimony by Principal Lawrence Kolbe Cited in Ruling to Uphold Decision in Offshore Portfolio Investment Strategy (OPIS) Tax Dispute

Principal Dr. Lawrence Kolbe provided testimony on behalf of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service that aided in upholding a favorable decision in an Offshore Portfolio Investment Strategy (OPIS) tax dispute.

June 02, 2014
Brattle Economists Revisit Findings on Potential Effects of Carbon Emissions Rulemakings Ahead of EPA's Clean Air Act

In anticipation of the EPA's proposed guidelines under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, The Brattle Group has released a compendium of prior studies examining the effects of a potential carbon emissions rulemaking.

May 29, 2014
Judy Chang Quoted in Bloomberg Article Discussing State and Utility Plans to Adapt to Climate Change Rules

Principal Judy Chang was quoted in a Bloomberg article that examines plans to adapt to new climate rules to curb carbon emissions proposed by President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency.

May 29, 2014
Report Authored by Brattle Consultants Expands on Previous Work in Analyzing Relationship Between Natural Gas and Renewables in Texas Electricity Market

Brattle consultants released a new report for the Texas Clean Energy Coalition to show how renewable and natural gas-fired electricity sources would develop in the next two decades, and how this development would depend on gas prices, the existence of a capacity mechanism in ERCOT, national carbon policies, and other key market drivers.