Lynne Kiesling

Distinguished Senior Lecturer in Economics, Northwestern University

Lynne Kiesling, Senior Fellow of the Fraser Institute, is a Distinguished Senior Lecturer in Economics at Northwestern University and is widely acknowledged as a leader in energy economics, particularly electrical power. Her research focuses on the effect of regulatory institutions and their incentives on innovation and technological change. She teaches classes in microeconomics, antitrust and regulation, environmental economics, and history of economic thought.

Prof. Kiesling has served as a peer reviewer for the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation, and for academic journals including Energy Journal, Public Choice, and Review of Economics and Statistics. She has provided expert testimony in proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission, the Illinois Commerce Commission, and the New York Public Service Commission and also served as a member (and is currently an emerita member) of the GridWise Architecture Council. Prof. Kiesling writes about economics as the editor/owner at the website

She has a Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University and a B.S. in Economics from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.