Cynthia Giles talks about her work at the Energy & Environment Lab using social science to make environmental regulations more effective. She is forming partnerships with state regulators to design and test innovative approaches to environmental policy with the goal of figuring out what new ideas work best.
Charles Murray, co-founder of the energy start-up Switched Source, sat down with EPIC to talk about his experiences as a student at Booth and entrepreneur. Switched Source placed second in the University of Chicago New Venture Challenge, the top university accelerator in the country, and was among the winners of the University of Chicago’s Innovation Fund. The company also received a U.S. Department of Energy ARPA-E innovation grant, along with several other award prizes for competitions across the country. The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a strategic partner for the company.
Steve Cicala, assistant professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, discusses his latest study on imperfect markets and regulations in electricity generation in the U.S.