Research/Areas of Interest: Energy Economics; Applied Microeconomics


  • PhD Economics, Princeton University, Princeton, United States, 1995
  • MA Economics, Princeton University, Princeton, United States, 1992
  • SB Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United States, 1986


Dr. Quinn specializes in the application of economics and finance to issues in the natural gas industry. He has served as an expert on matters involving natural gas transportation, distribution, storage, and commodity markets, as well as electricity transmission and distribution.

He has consulted to governments and government regulators (including the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Mexico's energy regulator, the government of Singapore, the state of Victoria in Australia, Argentina's energy regulator, and New Zealand's Treasury Department, among others), nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs," including the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank), and numerous private companies all over the world. He has provided training sessions for energy market regulators. He has advised on both physical gas market issues as well as on futures and derivatives trading to government entities, NGOs, and private firms. He has consulted on various environmental economics cases, including Superfund litigation and oil spills.