Seth Blumsack

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Seth Blumsack

Associate Professor of Energy Policy and Economics

Undergraduate Program Chair of Energy Business and Finance

Associate Department Head

115 Hosler Building


Research Interests: 
  • Energy and electric power systems
  • Regulation and deregulation of network industries
  • Congestion pricing and management
  • Complex systems and network theory
  • Green design of products, processes, and systems
  • Antitrust economics and the measurement of market power
  • Infrastructure management and investment
Selected Publications: 
  1. Blumsack, Seth, Lester B. Lave, and Marija Ilic, 2007. "A Quantitative Analysis of the Relationship Between Congestion and Reliability in Electric Power Networks," Energy Journal 28:4.
  2. Blumsack, Seth, 2007. "Measuring the Costs and Benefits of Regional Electric Grid Integration," Energy Law Journal 28:1.
  3. Lave, Lester B., Jay Apt and Seth Blumsack, 2004. "Rethinking Electricity Deregulation," The Electricity Journal 17:8.
Recent Activities: 

Professional Affiliations

  • U.S. Association for Energy Economics
  • International Association of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • American Economics Association
  • American Geophysical Union


  • Peer reviewer, Energy Journal, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Environmental Science and Technology, International Journal of Global Energy Issues.
  • System Economics and Transmission Planning Sub-Committees of the IEEE Power Engineering Society.