John has more than 30 years of experience providing applied economic analyses of business transactions, market structure and performance, regulatory policy and issues, efficiency, capital investment planning, economic forecasting, and development of indexes of relative economic values.

His experience analyzing business issues and economic markets related to energy and natural resource development, business transactions, regulation and dispute analyses, and all aspects of the economic value chain provides a significant additional resource to clients. He has also served as an expert witness in more than 60 judicial and administrative cases before more than a dozen federal and state courts and administrative jurisdictions.

He provides consulting services with a deep, interdisciplinary understanding of the physical, public policy, legal, and financing processes in which natural resources and energy commodities are developed, transacted, and valued. A significant component of his experience and professional qualifications relates to large-scale database management and analytics, including wide-ranging skills in econometrics, data mining, and forensic analysis of transactional systems.

Selected Publications

  • "Higher Education Facilities: The SmartGrid Earns a Doctorate in Economics" (Critical Issues in Facilities Management: Energy Efficiencies, 2014)
  • "Extractive Industries Revenue Summary: Profile of the State of New Mexico" (Prepared for the United State Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative, May 2013)
  • "2012 New Mexico Tax Expenditures Report" (New Mexico General Services Department, September 2012)
  • "Campus Utility Systems Master Planning" (APPA’s Body of Knowledge — Facilities Management: A Manual for Plant Administration (fourth edition), December 2009)
  • "The University of New Mexico’s Renewable Energy Plan (through 2030)" (E3c, Inc.: Albuquerque, NM, November 2009)
  • "Potential Disincentives in Regional Emissions Trading Schemes to Implementing Distributed Energy Systems to Reduce GHG Emissions" (32nd International Association for Energy Economics International Conference Proceeding Papers, "Energy, Economy, Environment: The Global View, June 2009)
  • "University of Alaska Fairbanks Utility Development Plan Report" (E3c, Inc.: Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 2006)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • A Tale of Two Coasts: The Economic Benefits of Campus Microgrid Systems Optimization in Emerging Energy Markets
    APPA 2011: Where History & Innovation Come Alive (July 2011)
  • New Sustainability Planning for the Coming Collision of the Green Economy with Science Facilities
    21st Annual Conference of College & University Science Facilities (December 2009)
  • Economic Trends, Sustainability Planning, and Emerging Energy Issues
    APPA’s 2009 Thought Leaders Symposium — Environmental Sustainability, Climate Action, and Energy (October 2009)
  • Potential Disincentives in Regional Emissions Trading Schemes to Implementing Distributed Energy Systems to Reduce GHG Emissions
    International Conference of the International Association for Energy Economics, "Energy, Economy, Environment: The Global View" (June 2009)
  • Implementing the Western Climate Initiative’s Emission Trading Scheme for Combined Heat and Power Facilities: Policy Issues and Unintended Consequences
    Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit: Forging Solutions at Colleges and Universities (February 2009)
  • Optimizing Utility Infrastructure through Integrated Planning
    Campus of the Future Meeting of the Minds (July 2006)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Economics Association
  • Member, APPA - Leadership in Educational Facilities
  • Member, International Association for Energy Economics


  • BA, economics and philosophy, University of New Mexico
  • MA, economics, University of New Mexico
  • PhD, economics, University of New Mexico