Texas Tech University

Michael A. Giberson, Ph.D.

Michael Giberson

Associate Professor of Practice - Business Economics

Education: Ph.D., George Mason University (2004); M.A., George Mason University (1989); B.A., Texas Tech (1985)
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Phone: 806.834.3175
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Room Number: NW 317

Email: michael.giberson@ttu.edu
Website: http://giberson.ba.ttu.edu
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About Mike

Dr. Michael Giberson is associate professor of practice in the Area of Energy, Economics, and Law with the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. Mike teaches U.S. Energy Policy and Regulation, Energy and Environmental Economics, Applied Business Economics and other courses. Prior to joining Texas Tech in 2008 he worked with Potomac Economics, Ltd., an economic consulting firm specializing in the electric power industry.

His research interests include the economics of renewable energy, energy development and environmental policy, and the economics, politics, and ethics of price gouging.


  • "Assessing wind power cost estimates," October 2013, Institute for Energy Research, Washington DC.
  • "Magnifying calamity with man-caused disasters (Commentary)" The Washington Times, June 6, 2011, p. B1.
  • "The problem with price gouging laws," Regulation, Spring 2011, 34(1), 48-53.
  • "Blackout economics," in Andrew Kleit, ed., Electric Choices: Deregulation and the Future of Electric Power. Rowman and Littlefield, 2007. With Lynne Kiesling.
  • "L'√©lectricit√©: est-elle un bien public?" ("Network reliability in electric power: Is it a public good?") Revue de l'OFCE, 2007, Vol. 101, 399-420. With Evens Salies and Lynne Kiesling (in French).
  • "Analyzing the Blackout Report Recommendations: Alternatives for a Flexible, Dynamic Grid." Electricity Journal, July 2004, 17(6), 51-59. With Lynne Kiesling.


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