Noah Dormady is an energy and environmental economist and public policy scholar. He does research and consulting in two main areas: the interactions between energy markets and environmental markets and the economic analysis of disasters and disaster resilience.
Noah's energy and environmental work, more specifically, evaluates the interactions between deregulated power markets and market-based emissions policies (i.e., cap & trade). His work in this area has focused mainly on the economic efficiency of market design and issues of competition under market power and oligopolistic behavior.
His work on the economic analysis of resilience has focused on the impacts of terrorism events and natural hazards on regional economies. This work provides insights and strategies for businesses and governments to minimize the severity of the event or to hasten recovery thereafter.
He received his PhD from the University of Southern California (in Los Angeles) from the Price School of Public Policy. Prior to this, he worked for the United States Senate and was an adjunct professor of Political Science at two colleges in Southern California.
He has worked for a variety of clients and has received research grants and support from an array of sources. These include the Department of Homeland Security, the National Science Foundation, the National Center for the Middle Market, the John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation, the State of California, the State of Pennsylvania, the Southern Governors Association, and the Center for Climate Strategies.
His work has been published in a broad array of government publications and academic peer-reviewed journals, including Risk Analysis, Energy Economics, The Energy Journal, and Energy Policy.
Dormady was born and raised in Southern California. His beautiful wife is a scholar and professor of history. They have been married for over 15 years. When they are not working, you will probably find them hiking somewhere.