Lynne Kiesling

Lynne Kiesling is a faculty member of the Economics Department at Northwestern University, where she has been since 2000. Her research focuses on regulation, restructuring, retail competition, and technological change in the electricity industry; she performs experimental economic research in electricity markets, focusing on market design and regulatory policy, and communicates experimental economic research to policymakers to enhance understanding of market processes in energy industries. An author of over 30 professional economics articles, she is also a Faculty Member of the Northwestern Institute for Complex Systems (NICO) and a member of the GridWise Architecture Council. Dr. Kiesling has a B.S. in Economics from Miami University (Ohio) and a Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University. Her previous positions include Assistant Professor, College of William and Mary; Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Director of Economic Policy, Reason Foundation; and Senior Research Scholar, Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science at George Mason University. In her past position at Reason Foundation, Dr. Kiesling performed research and writing on network industry regulation, focusing on energy markets and telecommunications, wrote and co-authored multiple policy research studies, policy briefs, and editorials on electricity deregulation, the California electricity crisis, and competition in regional and world oil markets, and was responsible for a monthly column on technology and e-government for Privatization Watch.

Ms. Kiesling has a Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University and a B.S. in Economics from Miami University.