Michael A. Giberson, PhD

Energy, Economics, and Law
Rawls College of Business
Texas Tech University
Box 42101
Lubbock, TX 79409

Office: BA 139Q

michael.giberson @ ttu.edu
(806) 834-3161




2015 Spring Classes

  • ENCO 4312: Energy and Environmental Economics
  • ENCO 4362: US Energy Policy and Regulation
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ENCO 4312 has no assigned textbook.

ENCO 4362 students should acquire Michael Graetz, The End of Energy. Graetz's book is available at Amazon and other booksellers online. Tech students can access the book online free via the TTU library. Any edition of the book may be used.


Dr. Michael Giberson is associate professor of practice in the Area of Energy, Economics, and Law with the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. Giberson teaches U.S. Energy Policy and Regulation, Energy Economics, Applied Business Economics and other courses.

Prior to joining Texas Tech in 2008 he worked with Potomac Economics, Ltd., an economic consulting firm specializing in the electric power industry.  Previously, Giberson worked five years as an independent energy industry analyst, and has worked for the Critical Infrastructure Protection Project and the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science at George Mason University, the Center for the Advancement of Energy Markets, Argonne National Lab, and Citizens for a Sound Economy.

Michael Giberson has been published in Regulation magazine, the Electricity Journal, the Journal of Regulatory Economics, and the Pacific and Asian Journal of Energy, and has written on U.S. energy policies and federal electric power issues for trade publications.  He received a BA in Economics from Texas Tech University, and an MA and PhD in Economics at George Mason University.

He is co-author with Lynne Kiesling of the Knowledge Problem blog discussing economics, energy policy, technology and many other topics. Energy posts at Knowledge Problem are included at Social Media Today's The Energy Collective online community. In addition, his commentary and analysis has appeared at Alternative Energy Stocks and MasterResource.

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Selected Publications


Editorial Peer Review

Energy Economics, The Energy Journal, Public Choice, Journal of Economics and Finance Education, and Journal of Private Enterprise.



Fall 2015

Spring 2015

  • ENCO 4312: Energy Economics
  • ENCO 4362: US Energy Policy and Regulation

Fall 2014

  • BECO 4310: Applied Business Economics
  • ENCO 4312: Energy Economics
  • ENCO 4362: US Energy Policy and Regulation

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Spring 2013

Fall 2012

Spring 2012

Note that beginning with Fall 2014 class materials are posted on TTU's Blackboard system.


  • ENCO 4364: Alternative Energy Markets-Electricity, ENCO 4363: Alternative Energy Markets-Transportation and Fuels, BA 4000: The Electric Power Industry, BA 5310: Domestic and Global Business Conditions.