Dr. Anne E. Smith

Managing Director
Co-Chair, NERA’s Global Environmental Economics Practice


Washington, DC
Tel: +1 202 466 9229
Fax: +1 202 466 3605

Email: anne.smith@nera.com
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PhD in economics (minor in engineering economic systems), Stanford University
MA in economics, Stanford University
BA in economics, summa cum laude, Duke University


Dr. Anne E. Smith is an expert in environmental and energy policy evaluation, corporate compliance strategy planning, and risk management. She is known for her leadership in developing advanced quantitative models for market and macroeconomic impact analyses, cost-benefit analysis, probabilistic risk assessment, and integrated assessment of climate change and other energy and environmental concerns. Dr. Smith has applied such tools for clients in detailed analytical studies to evaluate long-range electricity sector and natural gas sector market responses to policy and technology shifts, power plant financial impacts, and to evaluate societal costs and benefits of global climate change, national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), regional haze, air toxics, nuclear waste, and food safety. She provides her clients with expert guidance on the design and evaluation of market-based regulations, including externality fees, taxes, cap-and-trade, and other forms of tradeable credits. Dr. Smith is also an expert on health risks of PM2.5, ozone, and other criteria pollutants, associated epidemiologic and clinical studies, and use/limitations of US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) BenMAP and APEX models.     

Dr. Smith has served as an expert witness in major environmental and energy proceedings, including in US District Court, before regulatory commissions, and in international arbitration under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration. During these engagements, she has developed complex testimony on business damages, consumer and economic impacts, environmental damages, economic benefits of delayed compliance (including the EPA BEN model), costs and benefits of alternative injunctive relief options, and environmental offsets. Dr. Smith’s expert testimony has covered a wide range of issues, including emissions credits, renewable fuel standards, transmission line siting, state climate policies, opacity standards, new source review violations, air quality nuisance allegations, and water permit compliance.

Dr. Smith is frequently invited to serve on expert advisory committees. She has served on the EPA’s chartered Science Advisory Board and on numerous committees of the National Academy of Sciences over the past three decades. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis. Prior to joining NERA, Dr. Smith was an officer and environmental practice leader at other economics and risk management consulting firms, providing expertise to clients in a wide range of sectors and regulatory agencies. She also served as an economist in the Office of Policy Planning and Evaluation at the EPA. 

Title Type Author
NERA Electricity Insights | Q1 2018 Report By Scott J. Bloomberg
NERA Electricity Insights | Q4 2017 Report By Scott J. Bloomberg
NERA Electricity Insights | Q3 2017 Report By Scott J. Bloomberg
Uncertainty in the Estimated Risk of Lung Function Decrements Owing to Ozone Exposure Published Article By Dr. Garrett Glasgow and Dr. Anne E. Smith
Integrated Uncertainty Analysis for Ambient Pollutant Health Risk Assessment: A Case ... Published Article By Dr. Anne E. Smith and Dr. Garrett Glasgow
Inconsistencies in Risk Analyses for Ambient Air Pollutant Regulations Published Article By Dr. Anne E. Smith
EPA’s Particulate Matter Co-Benefits: A Case of Ever-Declining Credibility Published Article By Scott J. Bloomberg
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
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