Ph.D., public policy, Harvard University; M.C.P., urban studies and planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.A., physics, Wesleyan University
Summary of Experience:
Dr. Schatzki is an expert in energy and environmental economics and policy. He supports clients in a range of contexts, including strategic and financial assessment of market decisions, regulatory and rulemaking proceedings, and litigation. In addition to his experience in energy and environment, he has provided litigation support in a wide variety of industries, including mutual funds, credit cards, corporate taxes, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, office systems, and scientific instruments.
Dr. Schatzki has worked extensively in electricity markets, including wholesale market design; evaluation of market impacts and investment returns using production cost simulations (GE MAPS); development of advance ratemaking, such as decoupling, cost of equity adjustments, and revenue adjustment mechanisms; transmission planning and policy; and statistical analysis of plant operational reliability. He has provided litigation support in several high-profile cases, including alleged wholesale electricity price manipulation and the implications of such manipulation for derivative contracts. On climate policy and regulation, he has evaluated climate policy proposals, and submitted comments on multiple occasions to California’s Air Resources Board on the design of its cap-and-trade system.
Dr. Schatzki has developed reports for organizations such as the Electric Power Research Institute, Edison Electric Institute, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, and his work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, the Electricity Journal, Public Utilities Fortnightly, and AEI-Brooking Joint Center for Regulatory Studies.