Energy Institute Names Executive Director to Expand Research, Curriculum


The Energy Institute at Haas has hired Elizabeth Bailey, a former economic consultant and award-winning MBA instructor at Arizona State University, to fill its newly created executive director position, starting in February.

Bailey will play an integral role in expanding EI@Haas' curricular and research activities. She will engage in applied research on energy and environmental issues to support the business and policy communities. On the curricular side, she will develop and coordinate the energy curriculum for MBAs and undergraduates, and she will teach an energy course at Berkeley-Haas.

"Liz's research and teaching credentials are a perfect fit with EI@Haas' goals and will allow us to meet the growing demand for applied economic energy research and courses," says Haas Associate Professor Catherine Wolfram, co-director of the Energy Institute. "We are thrilled to welcome someone of her caliber and look forward to collaborating with her." 

"I'm most excited about being able to be part of this team of research-active people who are doing very policy-relevant work," says Bailey. 

Bailey most recently worked in Boston as vice president at NERA Economic Consulting, which provides expert economic analysis, testimony, advice, and policy recommendations to corporations and government agencies. Bailey specialized in the economics of antitrust and has prepared testimony in court proceedings and presented her research before the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. 

Between 2006 and 2009, Bailey was on the faculty of Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business, where she taught courses in managerial economics, competitive strategy and environmental sustainability, decision analysis, and statistics. In 2007, she received the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award from the school's MBA students. 

Bailey co-authored the book Markets for Clean Air: The U.S. Acid Rain Program, published by Cambridge University Press in 2000. She also has published research in several leading economic journals, including the American Economic Review and theJournal of Economic Perspectives. Bailey holds a PhD in economics from MIT.

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