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.