M.P.P., University of California, Berkeley; B.A., economics, Colby College
Summary of Experience:
Ms. Okie specializes in energy and environmental economics, and strategy and policy, with a focus on the electric and natural gas industries. She has consulted to companies, utilities, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations on a variety of energy and environmental-related matters. She has also provided litigation support in a variety of finance cases involving complex securities. Her recent energy-related engagements have included quantifying the economic impacts of alternative renewable energy investments, including employment and income effects, on behalf of a large utility; analyzing the power system and macroeconomic impacts of Northeast states’ use of auction revenues from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative; and evaluating the scope and performance of the independent market monitoring function at a regional transmission organization. Ms. Okie has published articles and white papers in industry publications on topics such as demand response, offshore wind development, and renewable energy market development. In finance, she has supported several academic affiliates in analyzing the performance of mortgages and mortgage-backed securities (MBS), and examining alleged misrepresentations and omissions in the underwriting of residential MBS.