Thomas R. Covert is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He studies investment behavior in energy markets, with a focus on the role of regulation in determining the information and incentives available to energy producing firms. His current research examines how mandated information disclosure affects the speed at which oil companies learn to use hydraulic fracturing technology. In ongoing work with co-authors at MIT, he also studies the impact of mandated information disclosure in financial market performance. Thom received an S.B. in Mathematics from MIT and a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University.

 

Areas of Focus: Energy Markets
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Energy Markets
Well-functioning markets are essential for providing access to reliable, affordable energy. EPIC research is uncovering the policies, prices and information needed to help energy markets work efficiently.
Fossil Fuels
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Fossil Fuels
Under current policies, fossil fuels will play an important role in the energy system for the foreseeable future. EPIC research is exploring the costs and benefits of these fuels as...
Hydraulic Fracturing
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Hydraulic Fracturing
Hydraulic fracturing is perhaps the most important innovation in the energy system in the last half century, but nearby communities are concerned about its potential effects on water quality, public...