Environmental Economics

NERA's Environmental Economics Practice offers world-recognized expert services related to the economics of environmental policies in the fields of climate change, air quality, water quality, and other environmental, health, and safety areas. We have particular expertise in assisting clients with environmental strategy, litigation, and compliance. Using sophisticated proprietary and non-proprietary economic models, our experts have evaluated a wide variety of environmental policies, particularly related to energy and climate change. We also have extensive experience evaluating the economic impacts of a wide variety of government policies and infrastructure investments.
Our global experience includes work for public entities, companies, and trade associations, and covers a wide range of industries, including:

  • Electricity
  • Oil
  • Natural gas
  • Refining
  • Petrochemicals
  • Coal
  • Cement
  • Lime
  • Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Pulp and paper
  • Iron and steel
  • Aluminum
  • Chemicals
  • Plastics
  • Cars and trucks
  • Airlines
  • Marine shipping
  • Forestry
  • Large construction equipment
  • Outdoor recreational equipment
  • Lawn and garden equipment
  • Handheld equipment

We prepare reports, white papers, presentations, testimony, and other materials for a wide variety of audiences, including government agencies, senior company officials and management boards, trade associations, courts, and the general public.

Name Title Location Phone Email
Lucy P. Allen Senior Vice President New York City +1 212 345 5913 lucy.allen@nera.com
Dr. Alan Cox Senior Vice President
Chair of NERA's Intellectual Property Practice
San Francisco
+1 415 291 1009
+1 415 291 1009
+1 416 868 7314
Dr. David Harrison Jr. Senior Vice President
Co-Chair, Environment Practice
Boston +1 617 927 4512 david.harrison@nera.com
James Mellsop Director Auckland
+64 9 928 3290
+64 4 819 2550
+61 2 8864 6536
Dr. Anne E. Smith Senior Vice President
Co-Chair, Environment Practice
Washington, DC +1 202 466 9229 anne.smith@nera.com
Dr. Mauricio Bermudez-Neubauer Associate Director London +44 20 7659 8802 mauricio.bermudez.n@nera.com
Dr. Paul Bernstein Vice President Washington, DC +1 202 466 9216 paul.bernstein@nera.com
Scott J. Bloomberg Vice President Washington, DC +1 202 466 9234 scott.bloomberg@nera.com
Patrick Breslin Vice President Washington, DC +1 202 466 9259 pat.breslin@nera.com
Benjamin Chee Vice President New York City +1 212 345 0091 benjamin.chee@nera.com
Title Type Author
Analysis of the Economic Impact Analysis Supporting EPA's Proposed Rule for National ... Report By Scott Bloomberg
Potential Impacts of the EPA Clean Power Plan Report By Dr. David Harrison, Dr. Anne E. Smith, Dr. Paul Bernstein, Scott Bloomberg, Andrew Foss, Andrew Stuntz, and Dr. Sugandha Tuladhar
Assessing Economic Impacts of a Stricter National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Oz... Report By Dr. David Harrison, Dr. Anne E. Smith, Dr. Paul Bernstein, Scott Bloomberg, Dr. Sugandha Tuladhar, Andrew Foss, and Andrew Stuntz
The Costs of Inaction: The Economic and Budgetary Consequences of Climate Change Testimony By Dr. W. David Montgomery
Why is Risk Aversion Unaccounted for in Environmental Policy Evaluations? Published Article By Dr. Noah Kaufman
Socio-Economic Impact Analysis of Alaska LNG Project Report Dr. W. David Montgomery, Robert Baron, Dr. Paul Bernstein, Dr. David Harrison, Sebastian Mankowski, Meredith McPhail, Dr. Sugandha Tuladhar, Shirley Xiong, and Dr. Mei Yuan
Economics in Environmental Decision-Making: US Environmental Protection Agency Provid... Working Paper By Dr. David Harrison, Jr. and Dr. Noah Kaufman
Overcoming the Barriers to the Market Performance of Green Consumer Goods Published Article By Dr. Noah Kaufman
A Cross-Sector and Cross-Country Review of Approaches to Transitioning to Markets Report By Bill Baker, Daniel Radov, Adil Hanif, Tobie Cusson, Kevin Counsell, Wayne Olson and Harry Fearnehough
Estimating Employment Impacts of Regulations: A Review of EPA's Methods for Its Air R... Report By Dr. Anne E. Smith and Dr. Mei Yuan, et al.