Dr. Weiss is a Senior Lecturer in the Business, Government and International Economy (BGIE) unit at Harvard Business School.

As an energy and industrial organization economist with 25 years of experience, Dr. Weiss focuses his consulting, research, and teaching on the fundamental transformation of the energy industry in light of technological change and climate change-related pressures.

He has consulted, testified, and published on specific topics such as the decarbonization/electrification of transportation and buildings, the deep decarbonization of the power sector and the impacts these changes have on assets, (carbon and energy) market design, market structures, long-term planning needs, and business models for companies inside and outside the energy industry. He also works frequently on antitrust and competition issues in Europe and the US.

He has testified in US state and federal courts, as well as in state regulatory proceedings, and has served on advisory councils for California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, the King Abdullah City of Atomic and Renewable Energy in Saudi Arabia, and the Department of Energy’s Wind Vision Task Force.

Prior to joining The Brattle Group, Dr. Weiss was a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Watermark Economics. In addition, he was the Managing Director of Point Carbon’s global advisory practice, a Director at LECG, and an Associate of Booz Allen & Hamilton. Dr. Weiss holds an MBA from Columbia University and a PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University.

Practices
Education

Harvard University, PhD in Business Economics and MA in Economics

Columbia University, MBA

European Partnership of Business Schools, BA

Languages

German

Personal Interests

A native of Stuttgart, Germany, Jürgen has lived and worked in Germany, France, and the US and enjoys hopping between languages and cultures to learn from the differences. Because of his bi-continental background, Jürgen works from both the Boston and Rome offices and maintains a second home in Southern France, where he also tries to pursue his important hobbies of bicycling (in shouting distance of Mont Ventoux), enjoying wine and good food, hiking, canyoning, cooking, and photography.

Testimony

June 21, 2011

Jürgen Weiss, Judy Chang

Testimony and Exhibits of Judy W. Chang and Jürgen Weiss, Ph.D. in Response to the Petition of Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECO), for approval of power purchase agreements between WMECO and one on-shore wind projects, before the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, D.P.U. 11-12

June 2011

Jürgen Weiss, Judy Chang

Testimony (Oral) of Judy W. Chang and Dr. Jurgen Weiss in Response to NSTAR Electric Company’s Petitions for Approval of a Purchase Power and Renewable Energy Certificate Contract in accordance with the requirements of the Act Relative to Green Communities (St. 2008, c. 169, § 83) and the Request for Proposal Process approved by the Department of Public Utilities in D.P.U. 10-76, before the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, Dockets No. 11-05, 11-06 and 11-07

May 2011

Jürgen Weiss, Judy Chang

Direct Prefiled Testimony of Judy W. Chang and Dr. Jurgen Weiss in Response to NSTAR Electric Company’s Petitions for Approval of a Purchase Power and Renewable Energy Certificate Contract in accordance with the requirements of the Act Relative to Green Communities (St. 2008, c. 169, § 83) and the Request for Proposal Process approved by the Department of Public Utilities in D.P.U. 10-76, before the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, Dockets No. 11-05, 11-06 and 11-07

September 2010

Jürgen Weiss, Judy Chang

Testimony (Oral) of Dr. Jurgen Weiss and Judy W. Chang in Response to the Petition of Massachusetts Electric Company and Nantucket Electric Company d/b/a National Grid for approval by the Department of Public Utilities of amended power purchase agreements between National Grid and Cape Wind Associates, LLC., before the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, Docket No. 10-54