Matt Woerman Earns PhD and Accepts Prestigious Research Appointment

June 18, 2019

Energy Institute graduate student Matt Woerman received his PhD in agricultural and resource economics in May and will begin an assistant professor position in the Department of Resource Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

His research interests are in energy and environmental economics and industrial organization with a focus on the U.S. electricity sector. His dissertation examines market power in Texas’ wholesale electricity market, electricity demand for groundwater pumping in California agriculture, and the design of experiments using high-frequency data that are common in electricity research. Woerman has also published extensively on the design of environmental and energy policies targeting power plants in the U.S.

Woerman has been a graduate student researcher with the Energy Institute since 2014.