Michael A. Giberson, PhD

Center for Energy Commerce
Rawls College of Business
Texas Tech University
Box 42101
Lubbock, TX 79409

Office: BA W324

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


2014 Spring Classes

ENCO 4312 has no assigned textbook.

ENCO 4362 students should acquire Michael Graetz's , The End of Energy, and Dudley and Brito, Regulation: A Primer. Both books are available from Amazon and other sources. Graetz's book is available electronically throught the TTU library. An electronic version of the Dudley and Brito primer is free at this link.

BECO 4310 students enrolled as of January 13 have been emailed directions concerning the text and case study coursepack needed for the course. Contact me by email if you have note received this information.

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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 was an economist with Potomac Economics, Ltd., the leading provider of independent market monitoring and economic analysis to 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 at Midas Oracle, Alternative Energy Stocks and MasterResource.

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Selected Publications


Editorial Peer Review

Energy Economics, The Energy Journal, Public Choice.



Fall 2013

Spring 2013

Fall 2012

Spring 2012


  • 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.