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House Energy and Commerce Hearing

On March 29, 2017, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce will hold a hearing examining energy taxes. The hearing will feature the following witnesses.

  • Mr. Joseph E. Aldy---  Joe Aldy  is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a Visiting Fellow at Resources for the Future, a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. His research focuses on climate change policy, energy policy, and mortality risk valuation. In 2009-2010, Aldy served as the Special Assistant to the President for Energy and Environment, reporting through both the National Economic Council and the Office of Energy and Climate Change at the White House.

  • Mr. Steve Clemmer---  As director of energy research for the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Climate and Energy program, Steve Clemmer conducts research on the economic and environmental benefits of implementing renewable energy technologies. Before joining UCS, Mr. Clemmer was the energy policy coordinator for the Wisconsin Energy Office.

  • Dr. Terry Dinan--- Terry Dinan is a Senior Advisor at the Congressional Budget Office. While at CBO she has written about a variety of environmental and energy issues, including numerous studies on the design of climate policies and their implications for households and businesses in the U.S., the costs and consequences of higher CAFE standards, and the costs and effects of policies aimed at subsidizing energy sources and technologies, Prior to coming to CBO she worked at the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Mr. Devin Hartman ---  Devin Hartman is electricity policy manager and senior fellow for the R Street Institute, where he researches and promotes competitive electricity markets, efficient energy R&D and environmental policies, and sensible rate designs. Devin previously worked at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), where he conducted economic analysis of wholesale electricity markets. Before FERC, Devin worked at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.

  • Dr. Robert Murphy---  Robert P. Murphy is a Senior Economist with IER. His research focuses on the estimation of the "social cost of carbon," including the proper discount rate to be used in cost-benefit analyses and the implications of structural uncertainty for policy solutions. Murphy received his Ph.D. in economics from New York University in 2003, where he wrote his dissertation on capital and interest theory. After teaching at Hillsdale College for three years, he moved to the financial sector to work as an analyst for Arthur Laffer (of Laffer Curve fame).

  • Dr. Ben Zycher---  Benjamin Zycher is the John G. Searle Chair and a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he works on energy and environmental policy. He is also a senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute. Before joining AEI, Zycher conducted a broad research program in his public policy research firm, and was an intelligence community associate of the Office of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, US Department of State.  He is a former senior economist at the RAND Corporation, a former adjunct professor of economics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and at the California State University Channel Islands, and is a former senior economist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.

- See more at: http://www.bracewelllaw.com/blog/2017/04/03/house-energy-and-commerce-he...

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Curt Beaulieu, Tax Attorney, Bracewell Law Firm
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Curt Beaulieu is Senior Counsel at Bracewell in Washington, D.C.  He focuses on tax policy, providing advice on federal legislation and regulations.

Prior to joining Bracewell, Mr. Beaulieu served for a decade on Capitol Hill working for several members in the House of Representatives and the Senate. During his tenure, he was Tax Counsel for the leaders of both tax-writing committees in Congress — the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee.

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