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Dr. W. David MONTGOMERY
CRA International, U.S.A.
Dr. W. David Montgomery is Vice President of CRA International and co-head of CRA's global Energy and Environment Practice. He is an internationally recognized authority on economic issues in climate change policy, and was one of the first contributors to the academic literature on emission trading, for which he received the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 2005 award for a "Publication of Enduring Quality." Dr. Montgomery was a Principal Lead Author of the IPCC Second Assessment Report, Working Group III, and has authored a number of peer-reviewed studies of climate change policy over the past decade. He also advises major energy companies on incorporating future climate policies in their strategic planning process.
Prior to joining CRA, Dr. Montgomery held a number of senior positions in the United States Government. He was Assistant Director of the U.S. Congressional Budget Office and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy in the U.S. Department of Energy. Dr. Montgomery has a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, and has taught economic theory and environmental economics at Caltech and Stanford University.