Severin Borenstein

E.T. Grether Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California

Severin Borenstein is E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at the Haas School of Business and a Research Associate of the Energy Institute at Haas.  He is an affiliated professor in the Agricultural and Resource Economics department and the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley.  He is also director emeritus of the University of California Energy Institute and the Energy Institute at Haas.  

Borenstein has been a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), in Cambridge, MA since 1992 and served as co-Director of NBER's research project on e-commerce in 1999-2000.  Prior to coming to Haas in 1996, he taught at the University of Michigan and University of California, Davis.  He has won awards for undergraduate and graduate teaching, and in 2005, received U.C. Berkeley's Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award for graduate student mentoring.

Borenstein grew up in Oakland and Berkeley, CA, where he attended public schools and graduated from Berkeley High School.  He received his undergraduate degree from U.C. Berkeley and Ph.D. in economics from MIT.

Recordings

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Saudi America

October 18, 2018
Production of oil and gas in the U.S. has surged to levels unthinkable a decade ago due to the revolution in hydraulic fracturing, which has helped…
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Cloudy Days for Solar?

February 22, 2018
When the U.S slapped 30 percent tariffs on imported solar panels, headlines heralded bad times ahead for clean energy in this country. But the stock…
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Pandora's Promise (6/15/13)

June 15, 2013
In the wake of the Fukushima disaster, the U.S. is struggling to define its nuclear energy future. The film “Pandora’s Promise” asks whether we…
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Energy Innovation

November 3, 2011
America’s innovation engine is the envy of the world, yet it struggles to deploy new technology at the scale commensurate with its economic might.