Dr. Kenneth Train

Associate Director


San Francisco
Tel: +1 415 291 1023
Fax: +1 415 291 1020

Email: kenneth.train@nera.com
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PhD and MA in economics, University of California, Berkeley
AB in economics, Harvard College


Dr. Kenneth Train is a Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as an Associate Director at NERA. He has received numerous awards for his research and teaching, including the Richard Stone Prize in Applied Econometrics and best paper awards from the International Association of Energy Economists and the American Marketing Association. He served as Chair of the Center for Regulatory Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught econometrics, industrial organization, and regulation. In addition, Dr. Train has also served on the editorial boards of seven journals, the Board of Directors of the International Telecommunications Society, and the Research Advisory Committee of the National Regulatory Research Institute. His publishing credits include over sixty articles and three books.

Dr. Train has investigated the recreational losses from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, competitive aspects of the tobacco settlement, "smart pricing" options for electric utilities, demand for electric and hybrid vehicles, benefits of infrastructure improvements along US waterways, the value of water quality and security, impacts of fair lending practices, and a host of other significant topics. He was active in each step of the national movement toward the restructuring of energy and telecommunications markets. He developed and implemented forefront methods for measuring the impact of energy efficient programs, receiving a Distinguished Achievement Award for his work in this area. His book on Discrete Choice Methods with Simulation is widely cited as the standard source for this set of statistical tools, which are now used in practically all fields of economics.

Title Type Author
An Adding-Up Test on Contingent Valuations of River and Lake Quality Working Paper By Dr. Kenneth Train et al.
Adequate Responsiveness to Scope in Contingent Valuation Working Paper By Dr. Kenneth Train et al.
Comments on Chapman et al. (2009): Inadequate Response to Scope while Passing the Sco... Working Paper By Dr. Kenneth Train
Assuring Finite Moments for Willingness To Pay in Random Coefficient Models Working Paper By Dr. Kenneth Train et al.
Discrete Choice Methods with Simulation Book By Dr. Kenneth Train
The Cost of the Local Telecommunication Network Published Article By Christian Dippon and Dr. Kenneth Train
Customers' Choice Among Retail Energy Suppliers: The Willingness to Pay for Service A... Published Article By Dr. Kenneth Train with AAG Associates Andrew Goett and Kathleen Hudson
Recreation Demand Models with Taste Differences Over People Published Article By Dr. Kenneth Train