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Dr. Peter Reinelt, Assistant Professor

Department Economics                                                                                                                      

State University of New York                                                                                                           

Fredonia, NY 14063                                                                                                                                      

(716) 673-3291

reinelt@fredonia.edu                                                                                                                           

Education

Ph.D.  Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1999

M.A.  Economics, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1990

B.A.   Physics and Applied Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, 1984

Dissertation

Title:  "Betting with the Planet:  Uncertainty and Global Warming Policy"

Committee:  Anthony Fisher (chair), Michael Hanemann, John Harte

Major field of study:  Environmental and Resource Economics

Minor field of study:  Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Employment

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, SUNY, Fredonia, New York, 2004-present.

 

Interim Chair Department of Economics, SUNY, Fredonia, New York, Spring and Summer 2007 

 

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, SUNY, Fredonia, New York, 2001-2004.

 

Post-doctoral researcher, Center for the Integrated Study of the Human Dimensions of Global Change, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1999-2001.

 

Water resources research consultant, 1997-present. 

 

Graduate Student Researcher for Professors Anthony Fisher and Michael Hanemann, University of California, Berkeley, 1991-1997

 

Program director, natural resource/environmental economist, and policy specialist for national park development projects in Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan in conjunction with host universities or academy of sciences, SAI, Denver, Colorado, 1992-94.

 

Graduate Student Instructor, University of California at Berkeley, 1992 and 1997.

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1988-1990.

 

Aerospace engineer Martin Marietta Astronautics, Denver CO, 1984-88.


Publications

Reinelt, Peter , and David Keith “ Carbon Capture Retrofits and the Cost of Regulatory Uncertainty,” The Energy Journal, Vol. 28, No. 4, October 2007 .

Reinelt, Peter, and David Keith “ Carbon Capture Retrofits and the Cost of Regulatory Uncertainty,” in Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Trondheim, Norway, June 2006 .

 

Reinelt, Peter , and David Keith “ Investment in U.S. Power Generation Facilities under Uncertain CO2 Regulation and Natural Gas Prices:  Timing of Plant Retirement and New Technology Choice,” in Fueling the Future: Prices, Productivity, Policies and Prophecies, Proceedings of the 25th Annual IAEE/USAEE North American Meeting, Denver, September 2005.

 

Reinelt, Peter , “Seawater Intrusion Policy Analysis with a Numerical Spatially Heterogeneous Dynamic Optimization Model,” Water Resources Research, May 2005.

 

Fisher, A. C., D. Fullerton, N. Hatch, P. Reinelt, “Alternatives for Managing Drought:  A Comparative Cost Analysis,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol. 29, No. 3, November 1995.

 

Reinelt, P., Miller, J. and Clark, B., "Comets/Asteroids Chemical Composition, Volume 2:  Nondestructive Cosmic Dust Collector," NASA contract study, December 1987, (188 pages, NASw-3656).

Professional Presentations

“Carbon Capture Retrofits and the Cost of Regulatory Uncertainty,” 8th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Trondheim, Norway, June 2006.

 

“Investment in U.S. Power Generation Facilities under Uncertain Future CO2 Regulation and Natural Gas Prices:  Timing of Plant Retirement and New Technology Choice,” presented at:

Allied Social Science Association meetings, Boston, January 2006.

25th Annual North American Conference of the United States Association of Energy Economists / International Association of Energy Economists, Denver, September 2005.

University of Calgary , Department of Economics, March 2005.

Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy, March 2004.

 

“Seawater Intrusion and the Dynamic Optimization of Groundwater Resources in a Confined Aquifer,” presented at:

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota, March 2003.

SUNY Fredonia, February 2004.

 

“Water Policy and the Political Economy of Water without Economists:  Seventy Years of Seawater Intrusion into the Aquifers of Monterey County,” presented at Second World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, Monterey, California, June 2002.

 

“Betting with the Planet:  Uncertain Knowledge and Global Warming Policy” presented at:

Department of Economics, Clarkson University, May 2001.

Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, May 2001.
Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, May 2001.

 

 “The Weaknesses of Standard Utility Formulations to Cope with the Time-Correlated Uncertainties of Global Warming,” presented at Annual Meeting of the Center for the Integrated Study of the Human Dimension of Global Change, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 2000.

 

“Betting with DICE:  Optimal Policy and Parametric Uncertainty Representations in the DICE model,” presented at Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, September 1999.

Professional Conferences Attended

8th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Trondheim, Norway, June 2006.

 

Allied Social Sciences Associations Annual Meeting, American Economic Association and Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Association sessions, Boston, January 2006.

 

25th Annual North American Conference of the United States Association of Energy Economists / International Association of Energy Economists, Denver, September 2005.

 

Allied Social Sciences Associations Annual Meeting, American Economic Association and Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Association sessions, Philadelphia, January 2005.

 

2003 Conference on the Environment: Sustainable Living with Renewable Energy, New York State Association of Environmental Management Councils, Buffalo New York, October 2003.

 

Allied Social Sciences Associations Annual Meeting, American Economic Association and Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Association sessions, Washington D.C., January 2003.

 

Allied Social Sciences Associations Annual Meeting, American Economic Association and Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Association sessions, Atlanta, January 2002.

 

Allied Social Sciences Associations Annual Meeting, American Economic Association and Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Association sessions, New Orleans, January 2001.

 

Allied Social Sciences Associations Annual Meeting, American Economic Association and Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Association sessions, Boston, January 2000.

Professional Reports

Reinelt, Peter, “Review of Salton Sea Ecosystem Restoration Draft PEIR,” submitted to California Department of Water Resources, 2007.

 

Reinelt, Peter, “Imperial Valley Water and the Concept of Beneficial Use,” submitted to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for consideration in Imperial Irrigation District part 417 review, 2003.

 

Reinelt, Peter, “Economic Analysis and Review of the Claims of Regional ‘Rough Proportionality’ of Benefits from the Reservoir Projects in Zones 2 and 2A of the Salinas Valley,” 2001.

 

Reinelt, Peter, “The Political Economy of Salinas Valley Water,” 2001.

 

Thompson, J., Reinelt P., "Scientific Project Report and Management Recommendations, Ugam-Chatkalsky National Park, Uzbekistan," 1994.

Research in Progress and Working Papers

Reinelt, Peter , and David Keith, “Carbon Capture Retrofits and the Cost of Regulatory Uncertainty,” at revise and resubmit stage with Energy Journal. 

 

Reinelt, Peter “Beneficial Use and Water Markets” (working title); plan to submit to Natural Resources Journal during 2006-2007 academic year.

 

Reinelt, Peter “Economics of Seawater Intrusion” (working title); plan to submit to Journal of Environmental Economics and Management during 2006-2007 academic year.

 

Reinelt, Peter and David Keith, “Investment in U.S. Power Generation Facilities under Regulation and Natural Gas Price Uncertainty:  Timing of Plant Retirement and New Technology Choice,” 2005.

 

Reinelt, Peter, “Seawater Intrusion and the Dynamic Optimization of Groundwater Resources in a Confined Aquifer,” 2004.

 

Reinelt, Peter, “Dynamic Optimization with Uncertain Trend Parameters, a Numerical Solution,” 2003.

 

Reinelt, Peter, “Dam Safety over the Century:  An Analysis of Optimal Spillway Sizing under Changing Climate and Land Use,” 2001.

 

Reinelt, Peter, “Risk Aversion and Dynamic Trend Uncertainty,” 2001.

 

Reinelt, Peter, “The Precautionary Principle: A Bounded Rationality Expression of Global Sustainability” 2001.

 

Reinelt, Peter, “Betting with DICE:  The Policy Implications of Parametric Uncertainty Representations” 2000.

 

Fisher, A. C., D. Fullerton, N. Hatch, P. Reinelt, “Optimal Response to Periodic Shortage:  Engineering/ Economic Analysis for a Large Urban Water District,” Giannini Foundation working paper no. 629, November, 1992.

 

Reinelt, Peter, “A Study of the Economics of Shirkent Natural-Historical Park of Tajikistan,” November, 1992.

 

Reinelt, Peter, “A Preliminary Study of the Optimal Inventory of Water in a Reservoir System with Stochastic Inflows,” December, 1991.

 

 

 

Courses Taught

Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

Statistical Analysis for Economics and Business (Econometrics)

Natural Resource and Environmental Economics

Managerial Economics

Development Economics

Principles of Microeconomics

Student Advising

Economics major advisor, Department of Economics, SUNY, Fredonia, 2002-present.

Business student advisor, SUNY, Fredonia, 2003-present.

 

Faculty advisor for Economics Club, SUNY Fredonia, 2003-present.

 

Support economic modeling aspect of Carnegie Mellon University graduate student Timothy Johnson’s research, “Electricity Without CO2: Exploring the Transition to Carbon Sequestration Technologies in US Electric Markets.” 

University Service

Member of Search Committee for Fall 2006 tenure track assistant professor position, Department of Economics, SUNY Fredonia.

 

Member of Curriculum Review Committee, Department of Business Administration, SUNY Fredonia, 2005-2006.

 

Member of Ad Hoc Committee on Policies and Procedures, School of Business, SUNY Fredonia, 2005-2006.

 

Chair of Search Committee for Fall 2005 tenure track assistant professor position, Department of Economics, SUNY Fredonia.

 

Member of Search Committee for Fall 2004 visiting assistant professor position, Department of Economics, SUNY Fredonia.

 

Author sections on physical facilities and computer facilities for Department of Economics 5-year assessment, SUNY Fredonia, Spring 2004.

 

Participate in discussions and helped host outside reviewers for Department of Economics 5-year assessment, SUNY Fredonia, Spring 2004.

 

Participate in interview of Natural and Social Sciences Dean candidate, SUNY Fredonia, Spring 2004.

 

Participate in half-day evaluation and planning workshop for School of Business, SUNY Fredonia, Spring 2003.

 

Represent Department of Economics at Open Houses, SUNY Fredonia, Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004.

 

Organized journal reading and discussion seminar series, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Spring 2000.

 

Student representative on Graduate Curricula Review Committee, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1993-94.

Professional Service

Referee for Journal of Environmental Science and Technology and Southern Economic Journal.

Community Service

Develop survey questions to evaluate the economic benefits of the steelhead fishery for Chautauqua, Erie, and Cattaraugus counties for New York State, Department of Environmental Conservation, Lake Erie Fisheries Unit, Dunkirk, September 2007.

 

Member of Chautauqua County “Blue Ribbon Panel” charged with advising county executive on N. Y. State offer to eliminate Medicaid costs increases for a percentage of county sales tax, September 2007.

 

Attend Chautauqua Lake Commission meetings and provide economic analysis input, 2005-present.

 

Attend Lake Erie Watershed Action Plan Kick-off Meeting , August 2007.

 

Contribute report review to New York State, Department of Environmental Conservation, Lake Erie Fisheries Unit, Dunkirk for preliminary planning of study to measure economic impact of the Lake Erie steelhead fishery, 2004.

 

Attend public meeting on regional water supply issues, 2002.

Awards

University of California Regents Fellowship 1991-92 (received after nomination by department)

Hilgard Scholarship 1991-92.

Professional Memberships

Member, Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Member, American Economic Association

Member , United States Association for Energy Economics

 

 


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