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Mike Ford

Research Associate

Mike Ford is a Research Associate with a background in energy economics and policy. He supports energy-economic modeling at Carbon Solutions including developing and applying the SimCCSPRO software and the CO2 capture model/database NICO2LEPRO. Mike is also pursuing a PhD in Environmental and Resource Economics from the University of New Mexico, focusing on dynamic optimization modeling of CCS projects.

Mike joined Carbon Solutions from Sandia National Laboratory, where his portfolio included research on the Carbon Utilization and Storage Project (CUSP) and a thorough examination of carbon capture cost literature. He has previously conducted studies on the management of oil and gas produced water, initiatives to reduce natural gas flaring, the impact of electric vehicle spending on air quality, an econometric analysis of the REDD+ payment for ecosystem services initiative in the Brazilian Legal Amazon, and a game-theoretic analysis of Renewable Portfolio Standards.

Education and Training:

University of New Mexico | Department of Economics | Doctor of Philosophy Candidate | Full-time
University of Chicago Irving B. Harris School of Public Policy | Master of Public Policy | 2010
Earlham College | Bachelor of Arts | Economics | 2004 | Richmond, IN