Energy Economics Weekly Briefing: Consumer Prices for Energy

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

This week's takeaways:

  • - Energy price inflation at the retail level collapsed in the mid- 2014 through mid-2016.
  • - Overall consumers are facing attractive pricing across the board, from the pump to the grid.

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About this project

Energy Economics Weekly Briefings, by UMEI Senior Economist Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, will feature an economist's look at the national transportation, energy, economic, and environmental landscape.

Hughes-Cromwick recently completed an appointment as Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Commerce during the Obama Administration. At the Department of Commerce, Hughes-Cromwick worked on several administration initiatives to improve data quality, measure the digital economy, and expand manufacturing, trade and investment.  She assisted Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on global macroeconomic matters in support of her commercial diplomacy, trade, and foreign direct investment initiatives. Hughes-Cromwick also supported the development of the Obama Administration’s economic forecast.

Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Commerce, Hughes-Cromwick was chief global economist at Ford Motor Company and an Adjunct Professor at U-M’s Ross School of Business. She led Ford’s global corporate economics group with major responsibility for the Company's global economic, financial, and automotive industry forecasts used to support business strategy, finance, and planning.

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