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Carolyn Davidson

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Carolyn Davidson is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Economic Analyst
On staff since July 2011
Phone number: 303-275-3281

Areas of expertise

  • Using data to inform policy and market analysis
  • Econometrics and statistical methods

Primary research interests

  • Impact of policy on renewable penetration
  • Renewable energy project finance
  • Low Emissions Development Strategies

Education and background training

  • MBA in global social and sustainable enterprise, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2011
  • M.S. in agriculture and natural resource economics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2009
  • B.A. in international relations (Spanish), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2005

Prior work experience

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Colorado State University Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, Fort Collins, CO, (2007-2010)
  • E3 Fellow, Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington, D.C. (2008)
  • Analyst, Asociacion Andes, Cusco, Peru (2005-2006)

Selected publications

Davidson, C.; Drury, E.; Lopez, A.; Elmore, R.; Margolis, R. (2014). Modeling photovoltaic diffusion: an analysis of geospatial datasets. Environ. Res. Lett. (9) 074009.

Davidson, C.; Steinberg, D. (2013). Evaluating the Impact of Third-Party Price Reporting and other Drivers on Residential Photovoltaic Price Estimates. Energy Policy. Vol. 62, November 2013; pp. 752-761; NREL Report No. JA-5200-57765.

Full list of Carolyn Davidson publications (NREL)

Personal interests/hobbies

Rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, backcountry skiing