Doug Caves

Doug Caves

Vice Chairman

PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison

One of the founding partners of Christensen Associates in 1976, Doug Caves directed Christensen Associates’ research and consulting practice for the electric utility industry for over 30 years. He also actively engaged in utility regulatory reform and incentive regulation, and testified in numerous jurisdictions.  Doug is known as an innovator in the design and evaluation of a wide range of competitive service offerings, including real-time pricing, interruptible/curtailable service, and priority service. His scholarly work has been published in a number of prestigious journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, Econometrica, and The Review of Economics and Statistics.

News & Updates

Christensen Associates Now 100% Employee-Owned

June 08, 2014 - Laurits R. Christensen Associates, Inc., a full-service, applied economics consulting firm, announced that the company transferred 100% ownership to its employees in March 2014.

Staggers Act Articles and Research Papers

January 03, 2011 - Christensen Associates researched and forecast the the impact of the Staggers Rail Act of 1980. Thirty years on, they return to the issues of railroad productivity, provide updated analysis, and review how well they foresaw the impacts of deregulation on the U.S. Freight Railroad industry.