I am an Associate Professor of Energy Economics in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. My research integrates economics, optimization and statistics to examine market structures that provide incentives for efficient operation and investment decisions in the electric power sector. Recent work in my group has focused on the development of mathematical models and application of empirical methods to study cross-product manipulation, emission leakage, market structures for wind energy integration, and resilience of interdependent natural gas and electric power systems.
Before joining Penn State, I was a Ziff Environmental Fellow at Harvard University from 2012 to 2014. I earned a B.A. in Economics (summa cum laude) from LUISS University, a M.A. in Energy Economics from the Scuola Mattei, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Geography and Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.