Dr. Train – an Adjunct Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley – specializes in econometrics and regulation, with applications in the fields of energy, environmental studies, telecommunications, and transportation.
He has conducted analyses and served as an expert witness on behalf of clients in numerous legal matters and regulatory proceedings. His notable investigations have included the recreational losses from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, competitive aspects of tobacco settlements, “smart pricing” options for electric utilities, demand for electric and hybrid vehicles, benefits of infrastructure improvements along US waterways, the value of water quality and security, and the impacts of fair lending practices.
Dr. Train was active in each step of the national movement toward the restructuring of energy and telecommunications markets. He developed and implemented forefront methods for measuring the impact of energy efficient programs, receiving a Distinguished Achievement Award for his work in this area. Dr. Train’s publishing credits include over 60 articles and three books. His book Discrete Choice Methods with Simulation is widely cited as the standard source for this set of statistical tools, which are now used in practically all fields of economics.
Among Dr. Train’s numerous research and teaching awards are the Richard Stone Prize in Applied Econometrics and best paper awards from the International Association of Energy Economists and the American Marketing Association. He has served as Chair of the Center for Regulatory Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he taught econometrics, industrial organization, and regulation. In addition, Dr. Train has also served on the editorial boards of several journals, the board of directors of the International Telecommunications Society, and the Research Advisory Committee of the National Regulatory Research Institute.