Brattle economists have authored a report that examines the landscape of emerging domestic distribution tariff design options in Great Britain (GB) and the impacts they may have on electricity consumers.
Brattle Principal Ryan Hledik co-authored a report that examines pricing issues related to the business relationship between electric distribution utilities and the owners of distributed energy resources (DERs).
A new report authored by Brattle economists finds that over the next 20 years, the price of natural gas is the primary driver for The Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ (ERCOT) transition to a clean energy future.
Consultants at The Brattle Group have prepared a study for the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) that provides an impact evaluation of Ontario’s province-wide roll-out of Time-of-Use (TOU) rates for its residential and general service customers.
Brattle Principal Steven Herscovici recently contributed to an amicus brief in support of defendant-appellees including SmithKline Beecham Corporation in Re: Wellbutrin XL Antitrust Litigation, an antitrust case currently before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Brattle economists Coleman Bazelon and Lucrezio Figurelli authored a report released today that analyzes the economic cost and benefits of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) proposal to mandate a vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication standard in the 5.9 GHz band known as dedicated short range communication (DSRC).
Brattle Principal Mark Berkman recently co-authored an article published in Volume 28, Issue 2, of the Environmental Claims Journal titled “Produced Water—Emerging Challenges, Risks, and Opportunities.”
Hannes Pfeifenberger, Sam Newell, Kathleen Spees, and Roger Lueken have authored an open letter in response to a series of questions on the state of U.S. electricity capacity markets posed by members of the United States Senate’s Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Principals Richard Goldberg and James Read have authored an article published in Law360 that examines potential points of contention when implementing oil and gas contract termination payments, in light of the ongoing decline of energy commodity prices.
The Brattle Group has announced that Alex Edmans has joined the firm’s network of internationally renowned experts as an Academic Advisor.
Brattle economists have authored a report demonstrating the potential of wireless technology to not only help U.S. farmers more efficiently manage water use, but to also add substantial value to the agricultural industry.
Brattle Academic Advisor Joshua Gans recently authored an article published in the Harvard Business Review discussing Ford Motor Company’s approach to addressing disruptive technology in the auto industry.
Brattle Principals Mark Berkman and Dean Murphy authored a report released today that reviews the New York State Department of Public Service’s (DPS) findings on the environmental and economic benefits of keeping upstate nuclear power plants open by leveraging the proposed Clean Energy Standards (CES).
Brattle Principals Toby Brown and Ahmad Faruqui and Associate Léa Grausz have authored an article published in the December 2015 issue of Economic Analysis and Policy that reviews different methods for ensuring economic efficiency when devising tariffs for distribution network services while meeting the revenue constraint.
Brattle Academic Advisor Abraham Wickelgren, an antitrust law professor at the University of Texas Law School, was quoted in a recent Law360 article, “5 Things That Bother Economists About Antitrust Law,” discussing what economists would like to change about how antitrust cases are litigated and judged.
Brattle Associate Yingxia Yang contributed a chapter to the newly-released book, Research on China’s Gas Development Strategy.
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.
Brattle Principal David Sunding’s research was cited in arguments before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on Wednesday, March 31, 2016.
Brattle Principal Jürgen Weiss appeared on a March 30, 2016 segment of Canada’s Business News Network (BNN), where he discussed the increasing competition between renewable power and LNG-fueled gas-fired generation in global energy markets.
Brattle Principal Coleman Bazelon contributed economic analysis to a white paper on the modernization of the Lifeline program released today by the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council.
Three Brattle Principals have been recognized as leading competition economists by Global Competition Review’s “Who’s Who Legal Competition 2016: Economists Analysis.”
Brattle Senior Associate Sanem Sergici has been featured in a March 15, 2016 Bloomberg article that examines the rise of the solar industry in the U.S. and its impact on electric power generators.
The Brattle Group announced today that it has opened an office in Sydney to support its clients in Australia and the greater Asia-Pacific region with face-to-face collaboration and efficient access to the firm’s global resources.
Brattle Academic Advisor Stuart Brotman has been named the recipient of the 2016 Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship (LAS). The BEA’s LAS recognizes significant contributions to research and scholarship involving broadcast and electronic media.
The Brattle Group has been featured in a recent Global Arbitration Review (GAR) analysis of the most active firms for providing expert witness services in the field of international arbitration.
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently ruled that financing provided by United States Steel Corporation (USS) to its subsidiary U.S. Steel Canada, Inc (USSC) was debt rather than equity.
Brattle Principals Steven Herscovici and Lisa Cameron and Academic Advisor Professor Joshua Gans recently assisted in preparing an amicus brief in support of defendants-appellees Wyeth LLC and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd in In re: Effexor XR Antitrust.
A Brattle report was recently featured in a Utility Dive article discussing the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO) study to assess the potential of a regional electricity market in the West.
Brattle Principal Torben Voetmann and Senior Associate Sujay Dave have authored a Law360 article on the Merion Capital LP and Merion Capital II LP v. BMC Software opinion and the lessons learned for experts when opining on fair value in Delaware.
Brattle Principal Adoria Lim and Associate Chi Cheng have authored an article for Law360 on the ongoing changes in the U.S. accounting standards initiated by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and their impact on litigation.
Brattle Senior Associate Pavitra Kumar recently contributed to Practice Points, a publication of the ABA’s Securities Litigation Committee, on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) 2015 summary report of the Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO).
Brattle Principal Dan Harris recently participated in a panel discussion on arbitrators and specialized knowledge (energy, construction, finance, and technology) at the Global Arbitration Review (GAR) Abu Dhabi conference.
A new report by economists at The Brattle Group reveals that advanced strategies of using electric water heating to provide ancillary services, store thermal energy on a daily basis, or adopt heat pumps can provide significant value to the electric power grid.
Brattle Principals Jürgen Weiss and Bruce Tsuchida have been awarded the Climate Change Business Journal’s (CCBJ) 2015 Business Achievement Award for Wind and Solar Integration for the case study they prepared for the Advanced Energy Economy Institute.
The Brattle Group announced today that financial industry expert Christopher Laursen has joined the firm’s Washington, DC office as a principal.
Brattle Principal Michael Cragg has been elected Chairman of the firm’s Board of Directors. Dr. Cragg succeeds Principal Paul Carpenter, who will remain a Director.
Economists at The Brattle Group have authored a letter that provides a review of Southwest Power Pool’s (SPP) newly-released “Value of Transmission” study.
The Brattle Group is pleased to announce that Principals Carlos Lapuerta, Alexis Maniatis, Stewart Myers, and José Antonio Garcia have been named among the world’s leading arbitration experts in Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2016: Expert Witnesses Analysis.
Brattle Principal Mark Berkman recently authored an article for Water Policy on the potential for electricity generation to lead to water shortages in certain regions of the United States due to the high demand for water in the production of electricity.
Brattle Associate Michael Hagerty presented on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) and its implications for the western interconnect at a recent EUCI conference, “Optimizing Carbon Market Mechanisms in the Western Interconnect."
The Brattle Group has been named one of the world’s top firms for competition economics by Global Competition Review (GCR). This is the ninth consecutive year that Brattle has been recognized in GCR’s annual “Economics 21,” an analysis of the world’s leading economic consulting firms.
A new report by economists at The Brattle Group finds that competition between renewable power and gas-fired generation using liquefied natural gas (LNG) from North America is increasing in overseas markets as a result of declining renewable power costs.
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.
Brattle Principal Mark Berkman recently co-authored a chapter in the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) book, Hydraulic Fracturing: Environmental Issues, part of the Symposium Series. The chapter “The Legal and Economic Implications of Hydraulic Fracturing Bans,” was co-authored by Earl Hagström, a partner with Sedgwick LLP.
A recent article in the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera features work by Brattle consultants in advising Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (FS), the Italian State Railway, during their privatization process.
Brattle Principals Stewart Myers and James Read, along with Ohio State Professor Isil Erel, published an article on risk capital in the December 2015 issue of the Journal of Financial Economics.
Brattle Principal Stewart Myers, a Professor of Financial Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management, has been named the recipient of the Morgan Stanley – American Finance Association (AFA) Award for Excellence in Finance for 2016.
Economists at The Brattle Group issued a policy brief that examines the compliance and implementation challenges facing states and utilities under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed CO2 emissions standards for existing fossil units under the Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 111(d), known as the Clean Power Plan (CPP).
The Brattle Group Prizes for best papers in Corporate Finance for 2015, judged to be exceptional by the associate editors of The Journal of Finance, were awarded at the 2016 American Finance Association's Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA on January 3-5, 2016.
Brattle Principals Torben Voetmann and Paul Hinton and Senior Associate Matthew Aharonian recently co-authored an article published on Law360, “Battle of the Experts: The Focus on Event Studies in Class Certification.”
A new report authored by Brattle economists evaluates the economic benefits of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ (ERCOT) proposed Future Ancillary Services (FAS) design.
Brattle Academic Advisor Stuart Brotman has been named the inaugural Herb Howard Distinguished Professor of Media Management and Law by the College of Communication and Information (CCI) at the University of Tennessee.
Brattle Principal Adoria Lim contributed to Practice Points, a publication of the ABA’s Securities Litigation Committee, on the use of non-GAAP measures.
Brattle principal Peter Fox-Penner, a leading expert in energy policy, sustainability, and business strategy, will join Boston University’s Questrom School of Business as a Professor of the Practice, effective January 1, 2016.
Brattle economists recently addressed the impact of country risk on the quantum of damages in investment arbitration.
As illustrated by the recent decision in the US Department of Justice’s case against American Express, insistence can be a critical issue in deciding an antitrust case.
Brattle principals Adoria Lim and Yvette Austin Smith recently authored the article “The unaccounted cost of accounting – sounding terms in purchase agreements,” published in the December 2015 issue of Financier Worldwide.
Brattle principals Shaun Ledgerwood and Paul Hinton recently authored the article “D.C. Circuit Clarifies that SEC Need Not Show Market Impact in Manipulation Cases” for the American Bar Association’s Securities Litigation Committee.
Brattle economists Pallavi Seth and Kevin Neels have recently written an article that examines the types of evidence required to show injury to a domestic industry from trade secret misappropriation before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).
A study by Brattle principals Mark Berkman and Dean Murphy finds that Upstate New York’s three nuclear energy power plants contribute approximately $3.16 billion to the state’s gross domestic product (GDP), account for nearly 25,000 full-time jobs (direct and indirect), and provide other significant economic and societal benefits.
David Sunding, a principal of The Brattle Group and professor at the University of California, Berkeley, provided expert testimony on behalf of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in the recently concluded penalty phase stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Brattle principal Michael Cragg and associate David Hutchings recently published an article in Tax Notes discussing an economic framework for determining the tested party under the standard comparable profit method (CPM) for transfer pricing. Their proposed framework is consistent with the guidance under both the OECD guidelines and U.S. tax law.