Lynne Kiesling

Director of the Institute for Regulatory Law & Economics, Carnegie Mellon University

Lynne Kiesling, Senior Fellow of the Fraser Institute, is a Visiting Associate Professor in Engineering and Public Policy, and the Director of the Institute for Regulatory Law and Economics at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses on the effect of regulatory institutions and their incentives on innovation and technological change, particularly in the electric power industry. She teaches classes in microeconomics, technological change, environmental economics, antitrust and regulation, environmental economics, and history of economic thought, and all of these topics and themes inform her research and other writing.

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.