Severin Borenstein

Professor, Haas School of Business
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Severin Borenstein is the E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at the Haas School of Business. He is also a Research Associate and Director Emeritus of the Energy Institute at the Haas School of Business.

His research focuses on business competition, strategy, and regulation.  He has published extensively on the airline industry, the oil and gasoline industries, and electricity markets. His current research projects include the economics of renewable energy, economic policies for reducing greenhouse gases, alternative models of retail electricity pricing, and competitive dynamics in the airline industry.  Borenstein is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA.

He served on the Board of Governors of the California Power Exchange from 1997 to 2003. During 1999-2000, he was a member of the California Attorney General's Gasoline Price Task Force.  In 2010-11, Borenstein was a member of U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood's Future of Aviation Advisory Committee.  Since 2012, he has served of the Emissions Market Assessment Committee that advises the California Air Resources Board on the operation of California’s Cap and Trade market for greenhouse gases.

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Academic Background 

PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BA, Economics, UC Berkeley

Publications & Media

Books 

Competition and Price Dispersion in the U.S. Airline Industry

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Papers & Articles 

Private Net Benefits of Residential Solar PV: The Role of Electricity Tariffs, Tax Incentives and Rebates

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The Distributional Effects of U.S. Clean Energy Tax Credits

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Prof. Severin Borenstein Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

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Is Distributed Generation the Answer to Regulatory Dysfunction?

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Awards & Honors 
  • Distinguished Faculty Mentoring Award (for graduate student mentoring), UC Berkeley
  • Hewlett Foundation/Energy Foundation Research Grant, “Price Responsive Demand in Electricity Markets.” 2002
  • National Bureau of Economic Research/Sloan Foundation Research Grant (with Joseph Farrell). “Why Do Firms Cut Costs?” 1998-present
  • Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching, Full-Time MBA Program, 1997
  • University-wide Energy Research Group Research Grant, (with Colin Cameron). “Asymmetric Retail Gasoline Price Responses to Crude Oil Price Changes.” 1991-93
  • Michigan Economic Society Undergraduate Teaching Award, Fall 1987
  • National Science Foundation Research Grant #SES-8711576. “Efficiency in the Allocation of Operating Licenses.” 1987-90
Academic Background 

PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BA, Economics, UC Berkeley

Publications & Media

Books 

Competition and Price Dispersion in the U.S. Airline Industry

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Papers & Articles 

Private Net Benefits of Residential Solar PV: The Role of Electricity Tariffs, Tax Incentives and Rebates

VIEW PAPER

The Distributional Effects of U.S. Clean Energy Tax Credits

VIEW PAPER

Prof. Severin Borenstein Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

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Is Distributed Generation the Answer to Regulatory Dysfunction?

VIEW PAPER

More Papers by Severin Borenstein

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