David Brown is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Alberta. Professor Brown received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Florida. Dr. Brown's fields of research include Energy Economics, Applied Econometrics, Industrial Organization, and Regulatory Policy. His current work focuses on analyzing the impacts of energy policies on the performance of electricity markets and the design of compensation for renewable resources. This includes research that analyzes the design of retail tariffs to compensate distributed energy resources such as residential roof-top solar panels and demand response mechanisms; measuring market power execution in wholesale power markets; analyzing the impacts of mergers and market structure changes; designing regulations to motivate utilities to invest in distributed resources; and analyzing the impacts of carbon pricing mechanisms.
Andrew Eckert is a Professor in the Department of Economics. He has obtained degrees from the University of Saskatchewan (BA, 1993), the University of Western Ontario (MA, 1994) and the University of British Columbia (PhD, 1999). Andrew's research interests lie in the field of industrial organization and energy economics. Prior to joining the University of Alberta, Andrew spent a year as an economist with the Competition Bureau, where he was engaged in work regarding competition issues in several industries. Andrew’s research has been published in a wide range of economic journals. Current research focuses on market power in wholesale electricity markets and the effects of carbon pricing, merger analysis in wholesale electricity markets, and policies regarding retail electricity markets.