Leadership & Staff
Elizabeth M. Bailey is the Executive Director of the Energy Institute at Haas and an Adjunct Professor at the Haas School of Business. She received her BA in economics and mathematics, summa cum laude, from Colgate University and PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Bailey's research focuses on competition, innovation, and public policy, with a particular interest in the energy industry. She has experience with a wide variety of segments of the energy industry including oil and gas, wholesale electricity, and tradable permits for sulfur dioxide. She is the co-author of the book "Markets for Clean Air: The US Acid Rain Program," published by Cambridge University Press. Her papers have appeared in numerous publications including American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Perspectives, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Managing IP, and The Electricity Journal. In addition, Dr. Bailey is an Associate Editor of the Antitrust Magazine, a publication of the American Bar Association's section of Antitrust Law. Dr. Bailey has also been on the faculty of Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business, where she taught courses in managerial economics, competitive strategy and environmental sustainability, decision analysis, and statistics. In 2007, she received the Outstanding Graduate Teaching award from the school's MBA students.
Dr. Bailey is a frequent speaker and writer on topics related to energy, antitrust, and intellectual property. Prior to coming to Haas, she was a Vice President at NERA Economic Consulting for 8 years, where she was a member of the antitrust and intellectual property practices. Dr. Bailey specialized in the empirical evaluation of the effects of proposed mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures on competition. She has provided economic analysis on mergers and acquisitions in the US and Europe, and has appeared before the US Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission on a variety of transactions.