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Larry Kaufmann

Lawrence Kaufmann

Contact Larry Kaufmann

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Larry Kaufmann is senior advisor at Pacific Economics Group in Madison, Wis. and a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute.

Dr. Kaufmann develops and undertakes supporting empirical research on performance based regulation (PBR) and competitive market reforms for energy utilities. He has worked with many leading utilities in North America on these issues and has spearheaded our overseas practice.

Dr. Kaufmann has been particularly active in Australia, where he has advised energy utilities in five of the six Australian states on a variety of topics. His specialties include PBR plan design, statistical benchmarking, estimating total factor productivity, and incentive regulation theory. He is also a specialist and expert witness on service quality issues. Dr. Kaufmann is an author of over a dozen publications. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin. Before joining PEG, he was a Senior Economist at Christensen Associates. He has also worked as an international economist for a large commercial bank. 

Recent Articles and Publications

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November 9, 2016
By Peter Ferrara, Michael Hamilton, Jesse Hathaway, Dr. Donald J. Devine, Lennie Jarratt, H. Sterling Burnett, Tim Benson, Robert Zubrin, Isaac Orr, Robert G. Holland, Heather Kays, Paul Driessen, Dan Miller, Larry Kaufmann, Donn Dears, Charles Battig, Brendon Swedlow, Jane M. Orient, M.D., Neal Schuerer, Bradley A. Smith, Twila Brase, Joe Cobb, Matt A. Mayer, Thomas A. Firey, Bernard (Bud) Weinstein, James H. Rust, Linda Gorman, Devon Herrick, Jason Bedrick, Nick Dranias, Lawrence H. White, Howard Segermark, James E. Enstrom, Mischa Popoff, Clifford Thies, Peter R. Cook, Charles N. Steele, Gerard Gianoli, M.D., Brian R. Forrest, M.D., Cedric Keith, Michael Schaus, Benita M. Dodd, Roger Stark, M.D., Kathy Hoekstra, Sandra Stotsky
In the November 8 election, Donald Trump won the presidency and Republicans retained control of the House and Senate. In state races, Republicans expanded their majorities in state legislatures and gubernatorial mansions.
April 15, 2015
By Ronald D. Rotunda (1945 - 2018), David L. Applegate, Dan Pilla, Jesse Hathaway, Michael Warder, John McAdams, John C. Goodman, William F. Shughart II , Merrill Matthews, Barry Garelick, Larry Kaufmann, F.H. Buckley, Jay Lehr, John Coleman (1934-2018), Richard J. Trzupek, Greg R. Lawson, Richard A. Viguerie, Ron Arnold, Gary Wolfram, John Dale Dunn
Today is April 15: Tax Day – the day many Americans account for a big chunk of their earnings going to state and federal governments – and the first year Obamacare is a part of filing a tax return.
September 10, 2014
By Larry Kaufmann
Wisconsin prosecutors have pursued an aggressive “John Doe” investigation into political advocacy for more than two years, seeking evidence of illegal political coordination between conservative organizations and politicians.
June 17, 2013
By Larry Kaufmann
Not everything worth doing should be done by the federal government. That may be the understatement of the millennium, but it’s the key to understanding why the current push for Common Core standards in education is a bad idea.
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