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Dr. Anne E. Smith

Senior Vice President
Co-Chair, Environment Practice

Washington, DC
tel: +1 202 466 9229
fax: +1 202 466 3605



PhD in economics (minor in engineering economic systems), Stanford University
MA in economics, Stanford University
BA in economics, summa cum laude, Duke University


Dr. Smith is a Senior Vice President and Co-Chair of NERA's Global Environment Practice. She is an expert in environmental policy assessment and corporate compliance strategy planning, specializing in market impact analysis, risk management, integrated policy assessment, and especially the design and performance of emissions trading programs. Dr. Smith has analyzed most major air quality policy issues, including global climate change, multi-pollutant policy, particulate matter ambient standards, regional haze, mercury, and acid deposition. She has served as an expert witness in several major environmental proceedings, including in US District Court, before regulatory commissions, and in international arbitration under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

Prior to joining NERA, Dr. Smith was Practice Leader of Climate & Sustainability at Charles River Associates. She was also a Vice President and policy analysis practice leader at Decision Focus Incorporated, and served as an economist in the Office of Policy Planning and Evaluation at the US Environmental Protection Agency.