Dr. Laura T.W. Olive
NERA Economic Consulting
Dr. Olive is an Associate Director in NERA’s Global Energy Practice, based in Boston. She has nearly a decade of experience in analyzing the regulation and economics of energy and transport. She has extensive experience in the economics and regulation electricity and natural gas. She has testified on behalf of power producers in SPP and competitive retail electricity providers in MISO. She has supported clients in the electric, gas and water transmission and distribution sectors with regard to changing needs in the energy transition such as the impact of incorporation renewables on tariff design, incentive regulation, and cost recovery methods. Dr. Olive holds a PhD in economics from Northeastern University, specializing in Industrial Organization, where research focused on analyzing competition and market structure in infrastructure-intensive industries.