Juli Plant Grainger Associate Professor of Energy Economics and Policy
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Dr. Lori Bennear is the Juli Plant Grainger Associate Professor of Energy Economics and Policy at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. She also has secondary appointments at the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Economics Department at Duke. She is the Associate Director for Educational Programs at the Duke University Energy Initiative and the Faculty Co-Director of the Rethinking Regulation Program at the Kenan Institute for Ethics.
She received her Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University (2004) and also earned an MA in Economics from Yale University (1996) and an AB in Economics and Environmental Studies from Occidental College (1995).
Her research focuses on evaluating the effectiveness of flexible environmental policies including information disclosure regulations, management-based regulations, liability regimes, and demand-side management programs. She has applied these evaluations across a range of environmental domains including energy, toxics, and drinking water. Her work has been published in Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences (PNAS), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Environment and Development Economics, Marine Resource Economics, Regulation and Governance, Journal of Regulatory Economics, and Nature: Ecology and Evolution, among others.
She co-edited Policy Shock: Regulatory Responses to Oil Spills, Nuclear Accidents and Financial Crises (Cambridge University Press, 2017) which provides an interdisciplinary examination of regulatory responses to crises across different historical time periods and across different countries.