Michael Giberson is Senior Fellow, Energy at the R St Institute where he works on issues related to federal electric power policy and related energy policy topics.

For over 13 years he was on the faculty of the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University where he taught in the business economics and energy commerce programs. Previously he was a senior economist with Potomac Economics, and he has worked at George Mason University and Argonne National Lab. He has been published in Nature Energy, the Electricity Journal, the Journal of Regulatory Economics, the Pacific and Asian Journal of Energy, and Regulation magazine, and has written on U.S. energy policies and electric power for trade publications.

He received a BA in Economics from Texas Tech University, and an MA and PhD in Economics at George Mason University.

For many years Giberson was a regular contributor to Lynne Kiesling’s Knowledge Problem blog on economics, energy, and technology topics. You can find his contributions via this search link.

Currently blogging here at https://mgiberson.com/blog/. Note that material blogged here represents the views of Giberson only and not necessarily those of R St or other organizations he has worked with.

Publications, Commentary, Reports, Analyses


  • Remarks on the Economics of New Large DC Ties,” Presented at the Workshop on ERCOT Planning and System Costs Associated with Renewable Resources and New Large DC Ties, Project No. 42647, Public Utility Commission of Texas, Austin, Texas, October 30, 2014.
  • Fuel Taxes in Texas: Principles for the Present and the Future,” Presentation at the Texas Public Policy Foundation conference Texas at a Turning Point, Austin, Texas, April 16, 2014.
  • Testimony on Renewable Power Mandates before the Public Utilities Committee of the Ohio State Senate,” Columbus, Ohio, November 13, 2013.
  • “Wind Turbine Grid Integration and Model Validation in ERCOT and SPP,” Presentation at Windpower 2012, American Wind Energy Association, Atlanta, Georgia, June 4, 2012. (Presented by Richard P. Walker; Report co-authored with Walker and five others.)
  • “Reliability of Power,” Presenter/panelist at the 5th annual Texas Power Markets Forum, Houston, Texas, July 11-12, 2011.
  • Electric Network Reliability as a Public Good,” Presentation at CMU Conference: Electricity Transmission in Deregulated Markets: Challenges, Opportunities, and Necessary R&D Agenda, December 15-16, 2004; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With Lynne Kiesling.
  • “Uniform Pricing at Power Market Seams: Economic and Political Considerations,” Presentation at NSF Workshop on Seams, October 29, 2004; Arlington, Virginia.