Alan Sanstad

Research Scientist, Computation Institute, University of Chicago

Staff Scientist, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Affiliate Researcher, Energy & Resources Group, University of California – Berkeley


Areas of Expertise:

  • Economics and policy analysis
  • Energy efficiency and greenhouse gas mitigation

Alan H. Sanstad is a Staff Scientist in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Sanstad received the A.B. degree in Applied Mathematics, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Operations Research, from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Sanstad’s research and publications have included work on the economics and policy analysis of end-use energy efficiency, technological change in energy-economic simulation modeling, and integrated assessment of global climate change. His recent work has focused on developing new approaches to long-run quantitative modeling and decision-making under uncertainty pertaining to energy system transitions, large-scale greenhouse gas abatement, and other issues in the energy, environmental, and technology policy arenas. Dr. Sanstad has also worked with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, the California Energy Commission, the U. S. Department of Energy, and non-governmental organizations in developing and implementing research strategies, policies, and projects on energy, greenhouse gas mitigation, and related topics, and has taught in Berkeley’s Graduate Group in Energy & Resources

Research Projects

Robustness in Economic Models with Climate ChangeModel uncertainty and energy technology

Former Students

Mark Woolley