Researcher Profile

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W. David Montgomery

Visiting Fellow

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David Montgomery is an expert on the economic issues associated with climate change policy, and testifies as an expert witness in state and federal courts on antitrust and damages cases dealing with petroleum and natural gas markets. His scholarly work is frequently published in peer-reviewed journals, and he has testified before congressional committees on climate change, issues affecting oil and gas markets, and other energy market and environmental issues. He advises clients on the strategic implications of changes in energy and environmental policies and energy markets. Montgomery was formerly co-head of the Energy and Environment Practice at Charles River Associates. He also served as assistant director of the US Congressional Budget Office and deputy assistant secretary for policy in the US Department of Energy. He taught economics at the California Institute of Technology and Stanford University and previously was a senior fellow at Resources for the Future. Montgomery received the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists’ 2004 award for a "Publication of Enduring Quality" for his pioneering work on emissions trading.


PhD in economics, Harvard University

Fulbright Scholar, Cambridge University

BA in social studies, Wesleyan University