Gregory Upton, Research Associate
Dr. Upton has significant experience in supporting expert analysis of economic, statistical, and public policy issues in energy and regulatory industries. During his tenure at ACG, Dr. Upton has worked on more than twenty regulatory cases in more than ten states. He has examined a wide range of issues including: the impact of utility rate increases on economic output, the distributional effects of different types of utility rate designs, economic impacts of new infrastructure programs. He has also performed benchmarking analyses, examined forecasting prices/production of an array of commodities, performed economic valuations, and estimated tax impacts associated with environmental disasters.
Dr. Upton holds a Ph.D. in economics from Louisiana State University, where he also received both an M.A. in economics and a B.S. in economics with a concentration in empirical analysis. He has been a member of professional organizations such as the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), the Southern Economic Association (SEA), and the Association for Education and Finance Policy (AEFP).
Dr. Upton also holds the position of Assistant Professor, Research at the Center for Energy Studies at LSU. His academic research interests are related to the analysis of economic, statistical and public policy issues in energy and regulated industries.