Seth Blumsack

Professor Seth Blumsack
Professor of Energy Policy and Economics and International Affairs
(814) 863-7597
115 Hosler Building
Energy Institute, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

B.A., Mathematics/Economics, Reed College (1998)
M.S., Economics, Carnegie-Mellon University (2003)
Ph.D., Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie-Mellon University (2006)
Postdoctoral Researcher, Carnegie-Mellon University (2006-2007)

Seth Blumsack is professor and associate head in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering; on the external faculty of the Santa Fe Institute; and is an adjunct research professor at the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center. His work focuses on policy-relevant engineering, and environmental and economic research for the energy, electric power, and transportation industries. He also performs research in the area of complex engineered infrastructure networks. Dr. Blumsack's research agenda is highly interdisciplinary and problem-driven. Before returning to academia, he served as a journalist and consultant for Economic Insight, Inc., where he was a contributing editor for the Energy Market Report and Pacific West Oil Data. He has authored or co-authored more than sixty scientific and policy articles and book chapters. His work on restructured electricity markets has been cited in the New York Times and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and his writing for the Energy Market Report on California‚Äôs energy crisis has been cited in the Los Angeles Times as well as in The Smartest Guys in the Room.