Hal Nelson

Dr. Hal Nelson is a Senior Economist at ACERTAS bringing domain expertise from international finance, trade, political economy, energy and policy evaluation. He is a former member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange where he developed and executed arbitrage and risk management strategies for institutional investors.

Dr. Nelson’s work focuses on the intersection of governance, sustainability and the private sector. With colleagues at USC, he developed models of intergovernmental conflict in regulatory policies. He has also worked on health policy, analyzing the effect of government for comprehensive malaria planning in India. Furthermore, Dr. Nelson has worked on the effects of social capital, markets and trade liberalization.

Dr. Nelson also serves as Senior Advisor to the Center for Climate Strategies, creating microeconomic modeling on green buildings for Kentucky, Arkansas, Iowa and New York, as well as power supply modeling in California, Iowa, and Pennsylvania. He is a Research Professor at the School of Politics and Economics at Claremont Graduate University as well as Senior Fellow at the TransResearch Consortium. He received his Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from Portland State University.