David Brown holds a Canada Research Chair in Energy Economics & Policy at the University of Alberta. His research lies at the intersection of energy economics, industrial organization, and regulatory policy. In particular, David's research analyzes the effects of regulatory policies on the performance of electricity markets. This includes research that measures market power execution in wholesale power markets; analyzes the impacts of mergers and market structure changes; designing regulations to motivate utilities to invest in cost-effective distributed energy resources; and analyzing the distributional impacts of emerging technologies. The objective of his work is to gain insights into the impact of imperfect competition on market outcomes and to design regulatory policies to improve the operation of electricity markets.