Focus areas: Design of energy markets, energy and environmental policy, energy security, experimental and behavioral economics
Dr. Rimvydas Baltaduonis is a Visiting Senior Research Scholar at Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy. He is also an Associate Professor in the Economics Department at Gettysburg College and a Co-Director of Gettysburg Lab for Experimental Economics. Prior to visiting Columbia University, he chaired the International Affairs Program at Gettysburg College and was a Visiting Senior Scholar at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) from 2015 to 2017. Dr. Baltaduonis' broad areas of research interests are industrial organization, energy and environmental economics, energy security, experimental and behavioral economics. His current research focuses on the design and behavior of electric power markets and their interaction with natural gas markets. While at FERC, he investigated the performance of markets for financial transmission rights as well as physical gas contracts. He also conducts workshops on laboratory economics experiments designed to inform energy policy. The National Science Foundation, the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics and the Australian Research Council have supported his research. Prior to assuming his position at Gettysburg College, Dr. Baltaduonis was an IFREE Visiting Post-doctoral Fellow in the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science at George Mason University and later at the Economics Science Institute at Chapman University.