Ph.D., public policy, Harvard University
Summary of Experience:
Dr. Borck specializes in the application of economics and statistics in the areas of energy, the environment, and finance. His case work in energy and the environment has included analyses of state and federal climate policies, allowance allocation in cap-and-trade programs, and oxygenate use in gasoline. He has supported academic affiliates in the estimation of damages from environmental contamination and in the use of hedonic property value, benefit transfer, and contingent valuation methodologies for valuing natural resources and quantifying environmental damages. In finance, he has supported several academic affiliates in analyzing the performance of mortgages and mortgage-backed securities; in designing and critiquing statistical sampling methodologies; in reviewing the history of public policy toward home ownership and mortgage lending; and in analyzing the structure of total return swaps.
Dr. Borck has authored several reports and presentations on the design of California’s cap-and-trade program for controlling greenhouse gas emissions. His research on voluntary corporate environmentalism and the beyond-compliance behavior of firms has appeared in the Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Ecological Law Quarterly, and The Environmental Law Reporter. He has taught economics to undergraduate and graduate students at Harvard University and Northeastern University.