JU Public Policy Institute: Energy Policy Event

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Energy Policy: Outrageous Energy Prices is the topic of this years Hesburgh Lecture Series at Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute. The lecture is this Thursday, October 30, at 6pm.

The event is free to the public and is sponsored by the JU Public Policy Institute and the Notre Dame Club of Greater Jacksonville.  The reception begins at 6 p.m. in the lobby of the Davis College of Business, with the program following at 7 p.m.


Energy Policy: Outrageous Energy Prices

Americans have witnessed tremendous swings in energy prices over the last few years. How do current U.S. policies and international eventscontribute to these volatile prices? Is Congress pursuing policies that will promote stable and affordable energy prices, while also promotingenvironmental protection and energy security? This lecture explores the many sources of our current energy situation and discusses the likelyimpact of current initiatives and policy proposals.

Lecture by:

Thomas A. Gresik, Ph.D.
Professor, Economics; Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies

Thomas Gresik earned a B.A. in economics and mathematics from Northwestern University in 1981, a M.S. in social sciences from the California Institute of Technology in 1982, and a Ph.D. in managerial economics and decision sciences from Northwestern University in 1987.

He is a fellow in the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Institute for Educational Initiatives, a faculty member in the Energy Center and in the GLOBES program, a federally funded interdisciplinary program that studies the linkages between biology, the environment, and society. Professor Gresik studies the effect of private information on the performance of markets and regulations.

His primary areas of expertise include mechanism design, industrial organization, and international tax competition. His current research focuses on the economics of multinational corporations and international tax competition, managerial compensation, and competition between private and public schools. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, he was a professor at Washington University in St. Louis and The Pennsylvania State University.

He is co-editor for the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and an associate editor for the European Economic Review and International Tax and Public Finance. Professor Gresik has advised the European Central Bank, the Norwegian Oil Tax Office, and the Norwegian Ministry of Energy. He was Chair of the Faculty Senate from 2008 to 2010.