Frank Felder

Frank A. Felder, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Energy, Economic & Environmental Policy
B.A., Columbia College; B.S., School of Engineering and Applied Sciences,Columbia University; S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Contact Information

Civic Square Building, room 249

Phone (848) 932-2750

Fax (732) 932-0934



Research Interests

  • Energy policy
  • Restructured Electric Power Systems




Publications and Activities

  • S. Chandramowli and F. Felder, “Impact of Climate Change on Electricity Systems - A Review of Models and Forecasts,”Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, Vol. 5, March 2014, pp. 62-74.
  • "New Jersey After the Storm," on NJTV's Caucus New Jersey with Steve Audubato, November 3, 2013 (watch video, approx. 27 minutes)
    Last year, Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast. The storm caused $36.8 billion worth of damage and interrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands. NJ is still reeling from the effects. What progress has been made in the past year to rebuild and restore? The discussion covers changes put in place in anticipation of future storms, and the use of social media in these efforts.
  • F. Felder., "Nuclear Power in the Second Obama Administration," The Electricity Journal, March 2013, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp. 25-31.
  • F. Felder. "Watching the ISO Watchman," The Electricity Journal, Vol 25 (10), 24-37, 2012.
  • F. Felder, C. Andrews, and S. Hulkower, “Global Energy Futures and Their Economic and Environmental Implications,” in Energy Sustainability and the Environment: Technology, incentives, behavior, Fereidoon P. Sioshansi (ed.), Elsevier Press, 2011.
  • F. Felder, “Examining Electricity Price Suppression Due to Renewable Resources and Other Grid Investments,” The Electricity Journal, May 2011.
  • S. Chandramowlia, M. Transue and F.A. Felder, "Analysis of barriers to development in landfill communities using interpretive structural modeling," Habitat International, 35, 2011, pp. 246-253.
  • Frank A. Felder, "The Practical Equity Implications of Advanced Metering Infrastructure," The Electricity Journal, Vol. 23, Issue 6, July 2010, pp 56-64.
  • H. Tekiner, D. W. Coit, F. Felder, Multi-period Multi-objective Electricity Generation Expansion Planning Problem with Monte Carlo Simulation, Electric Power Systems Research, 80, 2010, pp. 1394-1405.
  • M. Transue and F. Felder, Comparison of Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs: Rebates and White Certificates, Utilities Policy, 18, June 2010, pp. 103-111.
  • F. Felder. 2009. "A Critical Assessment of Energy Accident Studies, Energy Policy, 37 (12): 5744-5751.
  • F. Felder and R. Haut, “Balancing Alternatives and Avoiding False Dichotomies to Make Informed U.S. Electricity Policy”, Policy Sciences, 41, 2008, pp. 165-180.
  • “Short and Intermediate Economic Impacts of a Terrorist-Initiated Loss of Electric Power: Case Study of New Jersey”, (with M. Greenberg, N. Mantell, M. Lahr, and Rae Zimmerman, Energy Policy, 35, 2007, pp. 722-733.
  • “Accounting for Extreme Values in GARCH Forecasts of Day-Ahead Electricity Prices”, (with H. Guirguis), KIEE International Transactions on Power Engineering, Vol. 5-A, No. 3, September 2005, pp. 300-302. “Top-Down Composite Modeling of Bulk Power Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 20, No. 3, August 2005, pp. 1655-1656.
  • “Further Advances in Forecasting Day-Ahead Electricity Prices Using Time Series Models”, (with H. Guirguis), KIEE International Transactions on Power Engineering, Vol. 4-A, No. 3, September 2004, pp. 159-166.
  • “Incorporating Resource Dynamics to Determine Generation Adequacy Levels in Restructured Bulk Power Systems,” KIEE International Transactions on Power Engineering, Vol. 4-A, No. 2, June 2004, pp. 100-105.
  • “An Introduction to Electricity Market Auctions Using a Spreadsheet”, (with J. Farr) INFORMS Transactions on Education, Vol. 4, No. 1, September 2003.
  • “A Critique of Designing Resource Adequacy Markets to Meet Loss of Load Probability Criterion,” with Yong T. Yoon, KIEE International Transactions on Power Engineering, Vol. 3-A, No. 1, March 2003, pp. 35-41.



Frank Felder is an expert in energy policy and electricity markets. His research and teaching interests include the reliability and economics of electricity markets, state energy policy, energy efficiency and renewable energy evaluation, and integrated energy modeling. He has been awarded numerous research grants by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Professor Felder has published in policy, engineering and economic journals including Energy Policy, The Electricity Journal, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Electric Power Systems Research, Utilities Policy, Proceedings of the IEEE, and The Energy Journal.

Professor Felder teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in Energy Engineering, Economics and Policy; Energy Policy and Planning; and the Science, Technology and Policy of Climate Change. He has also taught short courses on electricity markets in Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

He holds doctoral and master degrees from MIT in Technology, Management and Policy and completed his undergraduate studies at Columbia College and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Before joining the Bloustein School faculty, Professor Felder was an assistant professor of Management at the Manhattan College School of Business, an economic consultant, and a nuclear engineer in the U.S. Navy.


Complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)