Dr. Liesel Hans is a Senior Scientific Engineering Associate in the Electricity Markets and Policy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Liesel is a microeconomist whose research interests span environmental economics, behavioral economics, and experimental economics. Liesel conducts research related to consumer behavior and electricity pricing with a current focus on the Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) dynamic pricing projects.
Liesel’s research has included the effect of information, uncertainty, and combined utility bills on household consumption and responsiveness to the price of water and energy, as well as alternative utility fuel pricing options to account for environmental externalities.
Liesel has a PhD and an MA in Economics from Colorado State University. She has a BA in Mathematics from Drew University in Madison, NJ. Liesel has experience in laboratory experiments, econometric and statistical analysis, and behavioral models.