Arthur van Benthem
The Wharton School
Arthur van Benthem is an Associate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at Wharton. His research specializes in environmental and energy economics. His recent work studies the unintended consequences of environmental legislation and the economic efficiency of energy policies. His current research focuses on markets for transportation, renewable energy, and oil & gas.
He also writes for general audiences about economics, energy and the environment. His columns have appeared in the Boston Globe, the Economist, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Wall Street Journal, among others.
He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University in 2012, a masters degree in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford, and his undergraduate degree from the University of Amsterdam.
Before pursuing his doctoral studies at Stanford, he worked in various roles at Royal Dutch Shell, most recently in corporate strategy as an energy economist in the Long-Term Energy Scenarios Team. During his undergraduate studies, Arthur enjoyed working as an evening stock trader at IMC Trading in Amsterdam.
The Weitzman School of Design
Stephanie Carlisle is a Senior Researcher at the Carbon Leadership Forum, at the University of Washington, where she works to develop open-access embodied carbon and LCA data, tools, and methods to support the building sector in radically decarbonizing construction. She also lead the group’s work on cross-sector biogenic carbon accounting and material flow modeling.
Stephanie is also a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design, a Co-Editor-In-Chief of Scenario Journal, and serve on the Steering Committee for Architects Declare.
Her work investigates the interaction between the natural and constructed environment, including embodied carbon, life cycle assessment (LCA), urban ecology, landscape performance and supply chains and toxicity of building materials. Combining a background in environmental science and architectural design, she aims to build bridges between research and practice, bringing data-driven analysis and topical research to complex design problems.
Carey Law School
Cary Coglianese specializes in the study of administrative law and regulatory processes, with an emphasis on the empirical evaluation of alternative processes and strategies and the role of public participation, technology, and business-government relations in policy-making. His books include Achieving Regulatory Excellence (Brookings Institution Press, 2016); Does Regulation Kill Jobs? (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014); Regulatory Breakdown: The Crisis of Confidence of US Regulation (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012); Import Safety: Regulatory Governance in the Global Economy (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009); Regulation and Regulator Processes (Ashgate, 2007); and Leveraging the Private Sector: Management-Based Strategies for Improving Environmental Performance (Routledge, 2006). He has also recently written on climate change policy, public participation and transparency in federal rulemaking, the use of artificial intelligence by government agencies, and voluntary environmental programs. Coglianese was a founding editor of the peer-reviewed journal Regulation & Governance, and he founded and continues to serve as advisor to The Regulatory Review.
Mark Alan Hughes
The Kleinman Center
Jacob Hyppolite is a MES candidate with a concentration in Sustainability, and is extremely passionate about Renewable Energy & Policy. He currently works as a Research Assistant in the Wharton School helping create a new Data Science tool determining Political Risk. He's spent the last 5 years working in Analytics as a Data Scientist & Analyst. He hopes to use that experience to apply data-centered solutions to renewable energy problems. Jacob graduated with a BS in Quantitative Economics & Econometrics from the University of South Florida.
School of Engineering
Andrew Huemmler worked for Exelon and its predecessor, PECO Energy, for 20 years. He started his career at PECO as an energy conservation analyst and finished at Exelon’s Power Team as a senior power transactor buying and selling electricity in wholesale power markets. He was a member of the New England Power Pool’s Transmission Operations Committee and participated in the rulemaking process which created electricity markets in the northeast U.S. Prior to joining PECO Energy, Andy worked in the City of Philadelphia’s Energy Office during Mayor William J. Green III’s administration. He authored an Energy Emergency Operations Plan for the City of Philadelphia and implemented the City’s first neighborhood-based energy education program. Early in his career, Andy worked for a small hydropower developer and the Philadelphia Water Department, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Queen Village Neighbors Association for eight years and served as a Democratic committeeman in Philadelphia’s 2nd Ward. Currently, he is on the Board of Directors of the Energy Coordinating Agency of Philadelphia having served as Board President from 2014-2017. ECA provides community-based energy efficiency services and assistance to low-income families in Philadelphia, the poorest of America’s ten largest cities.