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Dr. Chantale LaCasse

Managing Director

Contact

Washington, DC
Tel: +1 202 466 9218
Fax: +1 202 466 3605

Toronto
Tel: +1 416 868 7314
Fax: +1 416 815 3332

Email: chantale.lacasse@nera.com
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Education

PhD and MA in economics, University of Western Ontario
BSocSc in economics and BA in mathematics, University of Ottawa

Experience

Dr. Chantale LaCasse has over 15 years of consulting experience and over 20 years of professional experience in matters related to competition and to the design and implementation of auctions, procurement, and bidding processes. She provides advice to governments, regulatory agencies, and utilities on auction design and implementation, and has testified as an expert witness before state regulatory commissions and regulatory agencies.

Dr. LaCasse has advised on all aspects of the design and implementation of competitive bidding processes including:

  • Choice of auction formats
  • Development of detailed rules and qualification procedures
  • Features to promote competition and discourage collusion
  • Evaluation of bids
  • Processes for efficient implementation including online bidding
  • Bid strategy to participants in auctions

Although an important part of her practice concentrates on electric power, Dr. LaCasse has experience working in a range of industries, notably other energy sectors and telecommunications. She has helped clients in a variety of areas, including capacity markets, renewable energy, solar generation projects, allocation of radio spectrum, and legal services.

She has worked with clients on the design and management of auctions in the United States, Canada, Spain, Ireland, Belgium, and Singapore.
 
Before joining NERA in 2001, Dr. LaCasse was an established academic in Canada; she trained PhD students in game theory and conducted research in antitrust, auctions, and other issues in economic policy. She has provided advice on competition issues and has held the TD MacDonald Chair at the Canadian Competition Bureau. She holds a PhD and MA in economics from the University of Western Ontario, as well as a BA in mathematics and a BSocSc in economics from the University of Ottawa.

Languages

French
Spanish

Title Type Author
Going, Going, Gone–Timeline of an Innovative Auction That Aims to Reduce Methane Emis... Published Article
Local and Regional Licensing for the US 600 MHz Band (Incentive Auction) Report By Richard Marsden, Dr. Chantale LaCasse, and Jonathan Pike
Global Trends in Spectrum Auctions and Implications for the Americas Presentation By Dr. Chantale LaCasse and Richard Marsden
The Line in the Sand: The Shifting Boundary Between Markets and Regulation in Network... Book Edited by Dr. Sarah Voll and Mike King
Maryland versus New Jersey: Is there a 'Best' Competitive Bid Process? Published Article By Dr. Chantale LaCasse and Thomas Wininger
Central Resource Adequacy Markets For PJM, NY-ISO AND NE-ISO Report By Dr. Chantale LaCasse and Eugene Meehan with former NERA Associate Director Dr. Philip Kalmus and Dr. Bernard Neenan of Neenan and Associates
Auctions and Procurement: New Directions Presentation By Dr. Chantale LaCasse