David E. Hunger, Former Senior Economist at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Joins Charles


David E. Hunger, Former Senior Economist at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Joins Charles River Associates (CRA)

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Charles River Associates (NAS: CRAI) , a worldwide leader in providing economic, financial, and management consulting services, today announced that David E. Hunger, Affiliated Professor at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute (GPPI), has joined the firm as a vice president in the Energy Practice based in Washington, DC. Mr. Hunger joins CRA from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) where he was Senior Economist, Office of Energy Policy and Innovation (OEPI), and focused on market power analysis, energy market merger analysis and policy, demand response compensation, and investigations of domestic energy crises, among other areas.

"For more than a decade, David Hunger has played a significant role in directing FERC's analyses and conclusions of electricity mergers and market-based rates matters," said CRA's President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Maleh. "His government experience and academic research provide deep insight into the multi-faceted and complex regulatory matters as well as strategic issues that energy market participants often face. We are pleased that David has chosen to bring his expertise to CRA and our Energy Practice."

During his time at FERC, Mr. Hunger led analyses involving: the effect on competition in mergers and other corporate transactions; market power in market-based rates cases; compliance cases for Regional Transmission Organizations; and competition issues in electricity markets. At GPPI, Mr. Hunger teaches various economics and energy policy courses. His research interests include the effect of environmental regulations on international trade, market power in energy markets, and energy policy. He frequently speaks on energy market issues and publishes articles on energy economics and policy. His work has appeared in the Journal of Regulatory Economics and in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Staff Reports to the U.S. Congress. He earned his PhD and MS degrees in Economics from the University of Oregon and his BA degree in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

About CRA'sEnergy Practice

CRA's Energy Practice blends decades of industry knowledge with world-class economic and analytical expertise. It's a unique and powerful combination that yields deeper insights and better-informed decisions. Investors, executives, and litigators from across the energy sector have turned to CRA for expert advice in hundreds of successful engagements. The support offered by CRA is grounded in a comprehensive understanding of the energy sector, including restructuring and profitability improvement, gas, litigation and regulatory support, market analytics and strategy, energy asset and enterprise valuation, and energy trading and risk management.

About Charles River Associates (CRA)

Charles River Associates® is a global consulting firm specializing in litigation, regulatory, and financial consulting, and management consulting. CRA advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings, and guides corporations through critical business strategy and performance-related issues. Since 1965, clients have engaged CRA for its unique combination of functional expertise and industry knowledge, and for its objective solutions to complex problems. Headquartered in Boston, CRA has offices throughout the world. Detailed information about Charles River Associates, a registered trade name of CRA International, Inc., is available at http://www.crai.com.

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