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John Jurewitz

Lecturer in Economics
With Pomona Since: 1974
  • Expertise

    Expertise

    John Jurewitz’s major areas of research are in oil, gas and electricity policy and greenhouse gas regulation. As director of regulatory policy for Southern California Edison for 15 years (until his retirement in July 2007), he has testified and participated in government-sponsored proceedings addressing electric industry restructuring and energy policy at the state, federal and international levels. 

    Research Interests

    • Energy Economics and Public Policy
    • Climate Change Policy
    • Structure and Conduct of the Electric Power Industry
    • Renewable Power Generation 

    Areas of Expertise

    ECONOMICS

    • Energy Economics
    • Structure and Conduct of the Electric Power Industry
    • Economics of Renewable Power Generation
    • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
    • Utility Regulation
    • Microeconomic Public Policy and Political Economy
  • Work

    Work

    “Climate Change Policy: A Race to the Top”. Co-authored with Dan Mazmanian and Hal Nelson. In Governing California: Politics, Government, and Public Policy in the Golden State, Third Edition, Ethan Rarick (ed.), June 2013.

    “The Paradox of ‘Acting Globally While Thinking Locally’: Discordance in Climate Change Adaption Policy Formation”. Co-authored with Dan Mazmanian and Hal Nelson. Journal of Environment and Development. Volume 22 Issue 2, June 2013.

    “The Current Outlook for the Nuclear Power Industry in the United States”, in Lutz Mez, Mcle Schneider, and Steven Thomas (eds.), International Perspectives on Energy Policy and the Role of Nuclear Power, Multi-Science Publishing Co., 2009.

    “When a Sub-National State Actor Confronts a Global Challenge: California Setting the Pace and Tone of U.S. Climate Change Policy”. Co-authored with Dan Mazmanian and Hal Nelson. Journal of Environment and Development. Special Issue. 17 (4); 401-423, December, 2008.

    “California’s Electricity Debacle: A Guided Tour”, Electricity Journal, May 2002, pp. 10-29.

    “Business Strategies Evolving in Response to Regulatory Changes in the U.S. Electric Power Industry”, chapter in Atle Midttun (ed.), European Energy Industry Business Strategies, Elsevier, 2001.

    “Must-Run Generation: Can We Mix Regulation and Competition Successfully?”, co-authored with Robin J. Walther, Electricity Journal, December 1997, pp. 44-55.

  • Education

    Education

    Ph.D.
    University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Master of Arts
    University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Bachelor of Arts
    University of San Francisco

    Professional Experience

    Jurewitz served as director of regulatory policy for Southern California Edison for 15 years, from 1992 to 2007.

    Recent Courses Taught

    • Energy Economics and Policy
    • Natural Resource Economics and Policy