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Catherine Wolfram

Acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Chair, Economic Analysis and Policy Group
Cora Jane Flood Professor of Business Administration
Faculty Director, Energy Institute at Haas (former)
Distinguished Teaching Fellow
Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group
510-642-2588
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Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: By appointment, 510-642-2588
Personal Homepage: http://www.catherine-wolfram.com/
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)
LinkedIn Profile

Education


PhD, Economics, MIT
AB, Economics, Harvard University



Positions Held


At Haas since 2000

2018 – present, Acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

2016 – present, Program Director, National Bureau of Economic Research’s Environment and Energy Economics Program

2013 – present, Cora Jane Flood Professor of Business Administration, Haas School of Business

2013 – present, Faculty Director, The E2e Project 2009 – 2018, Faculty Director, Energy Institute at Haas

2005 – 2013, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Haas School of Business

2000 – 2005, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Haas School of Business

1996 – 2000, Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard University



External Service and Assignments


  • Faculty Scientist, Energy Technologies Area, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Board of Editors, The Energy Journal


Current Research and Interests


  • Energy policy and climate change
  • Energy in the developing world
  • Environmental regulation
  • New data collection techniques


Selected Papers and Publications


  1. “Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver? Evidence from the Weatherization Assistance Program,” with Meredith Fowlie and Michael Greenstone. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2018, Vol. 133 (3): 1597-1644.
  2. “The Demand for Energy-Using Assets among the World’s Rising Middle Classes,” with Paul Gertler, Orie Shelef and Alan Fuchs. Forthcoming, American Economic Review. Online appendix. Data files.
  3. “Barriers to Electrification for “Under-Grid” Households in Rural Kenya,” with Kenneth Lee, Eric Brewer, Carson Christiano, Francis Meyo, Edward Miguel, Matt Podolsky, and Javier Rosa. Development Engineering, 2016, Vol. 1 (June):26-35.
  4. “How Will Energy Demand Develop in the Developing World?” with Orie Shelef and Paul Gertler, Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2012, Vol. 26 (Winter): 119-138


Teaching


  • Microeconomics


Honors and Awards


  • Co-Principal Investigator, “A Pilot Study of Novel Low-Cost Technologies for Measuring Electricity Reliability in Urban Ghana” (with Prabal Dutta and Jay Taneja), funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching, Evening MBA Program, 2008
  • Barbara and Gerson Bakar Faculty Fellow
  • Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching, Evening & Weekend MBA Program, 2006



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