Michael J. Quinn

Independent Consultant

Michael J. Quinn

Education

Ph.D. and M.A., economics, Princeton University; S.B., economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Summary of Experience

Dr. Quinn specializes in the application of economics, statistics, and finance to issues in the natural gas, oil, and electricity markets. He has served as an expert on litigation matters involving natural gas transportation, distribution, storage, and commodity markets; electricity transmission and distribution; and crude oil production and trading. Dr. Quinn has worked with leading academic experts on cases involving issues such as commodity market manipulation, risk management practices, and hedging strategies. He has consulted to governments and government regulators, including the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Mexico’s energy regulator, the government of Singapore, the Australian state of Victoria, and Argentina’s energy regulator; nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank; and numerous private companies around the globe. He has also provided training sessions for energy market regulators and advised government entities, NGOs, and private firms on both physical gas market issues and futures and derivatives trading. Additionally, Dr. Quinn has advised governments on prices and pricing methodologies for natural gas, natural gas price negotiations, industry restructuring, contractual disputes over pricing, and rate design for pipeline systems. Dr. Quinn has authored numerous articles on energy market pricing and investment, which have appeared in prominent peer-reviewed publications. He was a principal contributor to “Analysis of Gas Trading Activity in Southern California,ˮ a chapter included in the FERC staff report Final Report on Price Manipulation in Western Markets: Fact-Finding Investigation of Potential Manipulation of Electric and Natural Gas Prices. Dr. Quinn is a lecturer in the Tufts University Department of Economics, where he teaches courses on statistics, microeconomics, and environmental and natural resource economics. He has also taught at Princeton University.

AG Contacts

Xinyu Ji
Eric Korman