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Senior Energy Economist
Mr. Briggs is an economist and liability catastrophe modeler with expertise in energy and environmental risks. He formerly served as senior economist at Praedicat, Inc., a spin-off of the RAND Corporation dedicated to improving underwriting and the management of casualty risk. He currently works as a private consultant in Los Angeles.
Prior to joining Praedicat, he collaborated with engineers, scientists, and economists as an assistant professor of energy and environmental economics in Penn State's Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering.
Mr. Briggs holds a doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Texas at Austin in economics with fields in environmental and natural resource economics, energy economics, and public economics. After earning a dual bachelor's degree in mathematics and economics from the University of California, Davis, he joined the RAND Corporation and worked on diverse projects, ranging from education policy to terrorism and national defense.