James Bushnell, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Economics
  • Industrial organization and regulation
  • Energy economics and policy
  • Environmental economics
  • Game theoretic optimization models


James Bushnell is an associate professor of economics at the University of California at Davis. He received his BS from the University of Wisconsin in 1989 and PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UC Berkeley in 1993.

His research focuses on industrial organization and regulation, energy economics and policy, environmental economics, and game theorization optimization models. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA. He has also served on the California Independent System Operator’s Market Surveillance Committee since 2002. In addition, he served on the California Power Exchange’s Market Monitoring Committee and on the California Air Resources Board’s Economic Assessment and Allocation Committee for its cap-and-trade program.

2009-Present Research Associate at National Bureau of Economic Research

2009-2010 Member of Economic Assessment and Allocation Committee of California Air Resources Board

2002-Present Member of Market Surveillance Committee of California Independent System Operator (California ISO)

1999-2001 Member of Market Monitoring Committee of California Power Exchange

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