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James L. Sweeney

Senior Fellow

James L. Sweeney, known for his work energy economics and energy policy, is a Hoover Institution senior fellow.

Sweeney analyzes economic and policy issues, especially those involving energy systems and/or the environment. He has particular research interests in global climate change, automotive fuel economy regulation, electricity market problems, and market structure issues.

He is a professor of management science and engineering at Stanford University, director of the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, and a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He recently served on the review panel for the State of California Public Interest Energy Research Program, the National Research Council's Committee on Benefits of DOE R&D in Energy Efficiency and Fossil Energy, and the National Research Council's Committee on Effectiveness and Impact of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards.