Shaun McRae specializes in the industrial organization and regulation of energy markets. His research focuses on how households respond to nonlinear electricity tariffs and how this affects electric utilities. He also analyzes the behavior of electricity generation firms in wholesale markets. Related to hydrocarbon markets, Shaun has studied the effects of pipeline infrastructure projects as well as the gasoline consumption and purchasing behavior of drivers.
Shaun has a particular interest in energy markets in low and middle-income countries and has worked with the World Bank and the IADB on projects related to electricity tariff design in Africa and Latin America.
Ph.D. in Economics, 2010
B.Sc.(Hons) in Mathematics, 1999
University of Auckland
B.Com.(Hons) in Economics, 1998
University of Otago