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
Sandra Ringelstetter Ennis Chief Operating Officer Chicago +1 312 573 2823 sandra.ringelstetter@nera.com
Lucy P. Allen Senior Vice President
Mass Torts and Product Liability Practice Chair
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
Beijing
Toronto
+1 415 291 1009
+1 415 291 1009
+1 416 868 7314
alan.cox@nera.com
Dr. David Harrison Jr. Senior Vice President
Co-Chair, Environment Practice
Boston +1 617 927 4512 david.harrison@nera.com
James Mellsop Director Auckland
Wellington
Sydney
+64 9 928 3290
+64 4 819 2550
+61 2 8864 6536
james.mellsop@nera.com
Dr. Anne E. Smith Senior Vice President
Co-Chair, Environment Practice
Washington, DC +1 202 466 9229 anne.smith@nera.com
Robert Southern Director Melbourne
Sydney
+61 3 9623 5135
+61 2 8864 6510
robert.southern@nera.com
Dr. Paul Bernstein Vice President Washington, DC +1 202 466 9216 paul.bernstein@nera.com
Rebecca Billings Associate Director Melbourne +61 3 9623 5201 rebecca.billings@nera.com
Scott J. Bloomberg Vice President Washington, DC +1 202 466 9234 scott.bloomberg@nera.com
Title Type Author
Potential Electricity and Energy Price Outcomes under EPA’s Federal Plan Alternatives... Report By Dr. David Harrison Jr., Dr. Anne E. Smith, Scott Bloomberg, Dr. Sugandha D. Tuladhar, Dr. Elizabeth Walker, and Preston White
Can’t Get No Satisfaction? Measuring Economic Wellbeing Under the RMA Published Article By Kevin Counsell
Technical Comments on the Social Cost of Methane As Used in the Regulatory Impact Ana... Report By Dr. Anne Smith, Dr. Sugandha Tuladhar, and Scott Bloomberg
Testimony Before US House Science Committee on EPA’s Final CPP Rule Testimony By Dr. Anne Smith
Energy and Consumer Impacts of EPA’s Clean Power Plan Study By Dr. David Harrison, Dr. Anne Smith, Scott Bloomberg, Dr. Sugandha Tuladhar, Dr. Elizabeth Walker, and Preston White
Economic Impacts of a Proposed 65 ppb National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone... Report By Dr. Anne E. Smith, Scott Bloomberg, Dr. Sugandha Tuladhar, and Julia Greenberger
Economic Impacts Resulting from Implementation of the RFS2 Program Report By Robert Baron, Dr. Paul Bernstein, Alyssa Lipshultz, Dr. W. David Montgomery, and Dr. Mei Yuan
Effects of Moving the Compliance Obligation under RFS2 to Suppliers of Finished Produ... Report Robert Baron, Dr. Paul Bernstein, Alyssa Lipshultz, Dr. W. David Montgomery, and Dr. Timothy Watts
Going, Going, Gone–Timeline of an Innovative Auction That Aims to Reduce Methane Emis... Published Article
Impact of the New Article 32.2 of the Spanish Intellectual Property Act Report Dr. Pedro Posada de la Concha and Alberto Gutiérrez Garcia