M.P.P., University of California, Berkeley; B.A., economics, Colby College
Summary of Experience
Ms. Okie has over a decade of experience in the application of economic, policy, and financial analysis in the areas of energy, the environment, and finance. She has consulted to companies, utilities, regional transmission organizations, foundations, and nonprofit organizations on a variety of energy and environmental-related matters. Her recent energy-related engagements have included analyses of state and federal climate policies, including assessing the reasonableness of energy efficiency assumptions in EPA's Clean Power Plan; 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 also provided litigation support in a variety of finance cases involving complex securities. Her recent engagements have included supporting several academic and industry experts in analyzing the performance of mortgages and mortgage-backed securities (MBS), examining alleged misrepresentations and omissions in the offering materials for residential MBS, assessing the due diligence conducted with respect to the underwriting of residential mortgages and MBS, and evaluating the appropriateness of proposed groups for class certification purposes. She has also supported clients involved in federal investigations assessing claims of market manipulation. Her work in these matters included evaluating economic data, market definition, and other competitive issues.
Ms. Okie also has written on a wide variety of energy and environmental topics for such publications as The Electricity Journal, and has authored numerous white papers and reports for foundations, regional transmission organizations, and industry organizations.