Dr. Sexton is an expert in energy, agricultural, and environmental economics and industrial organization. He works with clients on environmental and competition litigation and regulatory matters.

An experienced researcher, Dr. Sexton applies microeconomic theory and econometric methods to analyze firm and consumer behavior, evaluate policy impacts and market outcomes, and identify cause-and-effect relationships. He has advised companies on California’s Global Warming Solutions Act and has evaluated air pollution as related to environmental and transportation policy, as well as renewable technology adoption, energy industry organization, and the environmental impacts of genetically engineered crops and local foods production, among other topics.

Dr. Sexton has been published in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Economic Perspectives, The Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, and Marketing Science. His work and commentary have been featured in US and international media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and National Public Radio.

Prior to joining Brattle, Dr. Sexton was an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics at Duke University, a faculty fellow with the Duke University Energy Initiative, and an inaugural Climate Change Faculty Fellow. At Duke, his research focused on energy industry organization and energy, environmental, and agriculture policy. Previously, Dr. Sexton was an Executive Fellow in the office of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.


University of California, Berkeley
PhD and MS in Agricultural and Resource Economics, BA in Economics and Political Science