Mr. Hanser is a Principal of The Brattle Group and has over 35 years of consulting and litigation experience in the energy industry. He specializes in regulatory and financial economics, especially for electric and gas utilities. He also provides assistance in statistical matters including sample design and data analysis.

Mr. Hanser has appeared as an expert witness before the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and numerous state public utility commissions, environmental agencies, Canadian utility boards, as well as arbitration panels, and in federal and state courts. He served for six years on the American Statistical Association’s (ASA) Advisory Committee to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Besides being a member of ASA, he is also a member of IEEE (Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers), CIGRE (Conseil International des Grands Reseaux Electriques).

Prior to joining The Brattle Group, he held teaching positions at the University of the Pacific, University of California, Davis, and Columbia University, and served as a guest lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and The University of Chicago. He was a Senior Associate in the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School and co-led the HKS seminar in public policy analysis for the Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) Business and Government concentration. He is a Lecturer in Boston University’s Questrom School of Business’s Markets, Public Policy, and Law department and is a Senior Fellow in B.U.’s Institute for Sustainable Energy. He has also served as the manager of the Demand-Side Management Program at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). He has been published widely in leading industry and economic journals.


Columbia University
PhD candidacy requirements completed in Economics and MPhil in Economics and Mathematical Statistics

Florida State University
AB in Economics and Mathematics


March 2013

Philip Hanser, David Sappington, William Zarakas

Review and Analysis of Service Quality Plan Structure. Investigation Regarding Service Quality Guidelines For Electric Distribution Companies and Local Gas Distribution Companies, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities D.P.U. 12-120. Philip Q Hanser, David E. M. Sappington, William P. Zarakas.
October 4, 2010

Samuel Newell, Kathleen Spees, Philip Hanser

Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket Nos. RM10-17-000 and EL09-68-00, Filed Comments re: Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and September 13, 2010 Technical Conference

May 13, 2010

Kathleen Spees, Philip Hanser, Samuel Newell

Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. RM10-17-000 and EL09-68-00, Filed Comments re: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding wholesale compensation of demand response

July 15, 2009

Philip Hanser, Judy Chang

Prepared Joint Direct Testimony of Judy Chang and Philip Q Hanser, on Behalf of the City of Vernon, California in its Prepared Petition for Declaratory Order and Request for Waiver of Filing Fee of City of Vernon, California, before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Docket No. EL09-64-000