Dr. Larry Makovich, Vice President and Senior Advisor for IHS Energy, is an expert on the electric power industry and directs IHS research as part of the Office of the Chairman.
He is an authority on electricity markets, regulation, economics and strategy. His current research focuses on electric power market structures, demand and supply fundamentals, wholesale and retail power markets, emerging technologies, and asset valuations and strategies. Dr. Makovich is currently advising or has recently advised several large utilities in major strategic engagements. He has testified numerous times before the United States Congress on electric power policy and has advised the governments of China and Brazil on power issues. He played a key role in these IHS Energy multiclient studies: "Beyond the Crossroads: The Future Direction of Power Industry Restructuring;" "Crossing the Divide: The Future of Clean Energy;" "Fueling North America's Energy Future: The Unconventional Natural Gas Revolution and the Carbon Agenda;" and "Smart Grid: Closing the Gap Between Perception and Reality." Dr. Makovich has lectured on managerial economics at Northeastern University's Graduate School of Business. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass., U.S.; a Master of Arts from the University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill., U.S.; and a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Mass., U.S.