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timothy mount

Timothy Mount


Areas of Expertise

Electricity Markets, Econometrics

Contact Information

B41 Warren Hall • Phone: 607.255.4512

Tim Mount's research and teaching interests include econometric modeling and policy analysis relating to the use of fuels and electricity, and to their environmental consequences (acid rain, smog, and global warming). Professor Mount is currently conducting research on the restructuring of markets for electricity and the implications for (1) price behavior in auctions for electricity, (2) the rates charged to customers, and (3) the environment.


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Agricultural Economics, 1970
M.A., University of California, Berkeley; Statistics, 1967
M.S., Oregon State University, Agricultural Economics, 1965
B.S., Wye College, University of London, Agriculture, 1963


AEM 7110: Econometrics II

Recent Publications

Mount, T., X. Zhang, and R. Boisvert. 2001. The demand for food grain in China: New insights into a controversy. Northeastern Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Mount, T., C. E. Murillo-Sanchez, R. D. Zimmerman, S. M. Ede, and R. J. Thomas. 2000. Experimental tests of deregulated markets for electric power: Market power and self-commitment. U.S. Department of Energy Report, December.

Mount, T., W. Weng, W. Schulze, and L. Chestnut. 2000. Automobile safety and the value of statistical life in the family: Valuing reduced risk for children, adults and the elderly. United States Environmental Protection Agency Report, June.

Mount, T., Y. Ning, and H. Oh. 2000. An analysis of price volatility in different spot markets for electricity in the U.S.A. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Conference on the Competitive Challenge in Network Industries for the Advanced Workshop in Regulation and Competition, sponsored by the Center for Research in Regulated Industries, Rutgers University, Bolton Landing, NY, May.

Mount, T., S. Ede, R. Zimmerman, R. Thomas, and W. Schulze. 2000. An economic analysis of the self-commitment of thermal units. Paper presented at the annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Maui, HI, January 4-7.

Mount, T. 2000. Strategic behavior in spot markets for electricity when prices are volatile. Presented at the annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Maui, HI, January 4-7.

Mount, T., W. Schulze, S. Ede, R. Zimmerman, J. Bernard, R. Thomas, and R. Schuler. 2000. Experimental tests of the efficiency of competitive markets for electric power using PowerWeb.Presented at the Economics Science Association sessions of the annual convention of Allied Social Science Associations in Boston, MA, January 7-9.

Mount, T., W. Schulze, W. Wei, H. Kim, and L. Chesnut. 2000. Valuing reduced risk for households with children or the retired. Prepared for presentation at the American Economics Association session of the Annual Convention of Allied Social Science Associations in Boston, MA, January 7-9.

Mount, T., R. Ethier, R. Zimmerman, W. Schulze, and R. Thomas. 1999. A uniform price auction with locational price adjustments for competitive electricity markets. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems 21:103-10.

Mount, T., S. Trivikrama Rao, G. Dorris, and G. Sistla. 1999. Least cost control strategies to reduce ozone in the northeastern urban corridor. Final Report 00-01, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, October.

Mount, T. 1999. Market power and price volatility in restructured markets for electricity. Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Conference, Hawaii, HI, January 5-8.

Mount, T. 1998. Redirecting energy policy in the U.S.A. to address global warming. In Global environmental economics: Equity and the limits to markets, edited by M. Dore and T. D. Mount. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers.

Dore, M., and T. D. Mount (eds.). 1998. Global environmental economics: Equity and the limits to markets. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers.

Professional Societies

  • American Agricultural Economics Association
  • American Economic Association
  • Econometric Society
  • American Statistical Association
  • International Association of Agricultural Economists
  • International Association of Energy Economists
  • Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Professional Activities and Awards

  • Member of the Review Panel for the Program on Economics and Human Dimensions in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1999-present
  • Best Research Paper in the Emerging Technologies Track, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 1999
  • Award of Merit for Research, Gamma Sigma Delta, Cornell University, 1999
  • Visiting faculty, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 1998
  • American Statistical Association Committee on Energy Statistics; Advisor to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 1990-96, Chair, 1995-96
  • Article of the Year, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, 1990 (with D. J. Liu, H. M. Kaiser, and O. D. Forker)