Philip W. McLeod

Philip W. McLeod

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Philip McLeod has over 29 years of experience as a consultant and economic expert with a successful record of testifying in both civil litigation and regulatory proceedings. He has advised clients extensively on market design issues in restructured energy markets, and prepared expert reports and testified in regulatory proceedings on issues of market power and rate design issues. He has also developed complex damage models and testified in a number of civil litigation cases in areas of copyright infringement, breach of contract, and predatory pricing.

Philip has taught economics and decision analysis at California State University at Hayward, and Saint Mary’s College. He was awarded a Ford Foundation Congressional Fellowship and was an original member of the California Power Exchange Board of Directors.

Phillip holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Economic Systems and a Masters in Operations Research, both from Stanford Unversity. He also holds a BEE cum laude from Pratt Institute.


Ph.D., Engineering Economic Systems, Stanford University, 1980
M.S., Operations Research Department, Stanford University, 1972
BEE, cum laude, Electrical Engineering, Pratt Institute in New York, 1971

Areas of expertise

Recent news, presentations, and publications

“The On-Going California Experiment with Direct Access: The Contract Termination Decision” with Robin Walther, presented at 17th Annual Western Conference (sponsored by the Center for Research in Regulated Industries, Rutgers University), Los Angeles, California, June 23 – 25, 2004.

“Electricity Reforms That Work,” with Pablo Spiller, The Utility Project, (Spring 2003) pp. 18-21

Second “Manifesto on the California Electricity Crisis” with David Teece, et al.  One of the 20 signatories to a statement on forward-looking policy responses to California’s electricity problems, Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley, January 31, 2003.

“The California Electricity Crisis and Antitrust Analysis,” with Chris Pleatsikas, Trade Practices Law Journal, 2002.

“Manifesto on the California Electricity Crisis,” with David J. Teece, et al. A co-author of, and one of 31 signatories to, a policy statement on appropriate governmental responses to the electricity crisis.  Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley, January 26, 2001.

“Analyzing Newspaper Costs in Predation Lawsuits,” with Michael Maher, Newspaper Research Journal, Vol. 19, No. 4 (fall 1998), pp. 58-70.

“Towards the Best Bet: Game Theory and Game Theorists Often Help in the Design of New Market Mechanisms,” with David J. Salant, Electric Perspectives, (September-October 1998), 74-83.

“The Relationship Between Pension Wealth and Riskiness of Family Portfolios,” Business Intelligence Program, SRI International (April 1981).

“Creating Flexibility for Corporate Structures,” with William Royce, Business Intelligence Program, SRI International, (December 1980).