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

Office: NW 317

michael.giberson @
(806) 834-3161

2018 Spring

  • BECO 4310: Applied Business Economics
  • BA 3306: Foundations of Business Economics

2018 Summer I

  • BA 3306: Foundations of Business Economics

2018 FALL

  • BECO 4310: Applied Business Economics

Michael A. Giberson, PhD

Photo of Giberson Comma, TTU Campus
Coffee cup-J&B Rawls students Rawls students
Hi resolution photo 1
Hi resolution photo 2


Michael Giberson is associate professor of practice teaching business economics at the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. Giberson's research and writing focuses on U.S. energy policy and electric power markets, and on the law and economics of price gouging. He is a faculty affiliate at the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University.

Prior to joining Texas Tech in 2008 he worked with Potomac Economics, Ltd., an economic consulting firm specializing in the electric power industry.  Prior to that Giberson 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 Nature Energy, the Electricity Journal, the Journal of Regulatory Economics, the Pacific and Asian Journal of Energy, and Regulation magazine, 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.

Link to Knowledge Problem blog

Energy Collective

Like the Giberson Energy Markets page on Facebook for links to selected energy and economics news, class related discussions, and the occasional Texas Tech University and Rawls College of Business notices. Open to everyone.

Link to Facebook page

Consider also connecting with me via LinkedIn.

View Michael Giberson's LinkedIn profileView Michael Giberson's LinkedIn profile 


Selected Writing


Editorial Peer Review

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



Courses taught at Texas Tech University

BECO 4310: Applied Business Economics, BA 3306: Foundations of Business Economics, ENCO 4362: US Energy Policy and Regulation, ENCO 4312: Energy and Environmental Economics, ENCO 4364: Alternative Energy Markets-Electricity, ENCO 4363: Alternative Energy Markets-Transportation and Fuels, ENCO 3394: Power Generation and Transmission, BA 5310: Domestic and Global Business Conditions, BECO 5310: Economic Analysis for Business.