Beia Spiller

Lead Senior Economist


Areas of expertise:
Electricity pricing, distributed energy resources, energy demand, transportation, air quality, shale gas

Beia is a Lead Senior Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist. She has expertise in domestic climate and energy policies, with a main focus on electricity pricing and regulation. Her work includes research on economic impacts of shale gas, public and private transportation issues, gasoline taxes, electricity pricing, energy policies, emissions modeling, distributed energy resources, ex-post policy analysis, and health impacts of air pollution.

Read more from Beia on her own website.


Beia worked at Resources for the Future prior to coming to EDF, and during her time in Buenos Aires, Argentina, worked for the municipal government and a public policy think tank.


  • PhD in Economics from Duke University
  • Master’s in Economics from Duke University
  • Masters in Public Policy from Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Policy from UC San Diego


Spiller, E., P. Sopher, N. Martin, M. Mirzatuny, and X. Zhang (2017). “The environmental impacts of green technologies in TX”, Energy Economics, 68: 199-214.

Spiller, E., H.M. Stephens, and Y. Chen (2017). “Understanding the Heterogeneous Effects of Gasoline Taxes Across Income and Location”, Resource and Energy Economics, 50: pp. 74-90.

Convery, Frank J., Kristina Mohlin, Elisheba Spiller (2017). “Policy Brief—Designing Electric Utility Rates: Insights on Achieving Efficiency, Equity, and Environmental Goals.” Rev Environ Econ Policy 2017; 11 (1): 156-164. doi: 10.1093/reep/rew024

Muehlenbachs, L., E. Spiller, and C. Timmins (2015). "The Housing Market Impacts of Shale Gas Development", American Economic Review, 105(12): 3633-59.

Badtke-Berkow, M., M. Centore, K. Mohlin, and B. Spiller (2015). “A Primer on Time-Variant Electricity Pricing”, EDF Whitepaper.

Mohlin, K., B. Spiller, M. Badtke-Berkow, J. Fine, G. Donzelli, and C. Larose (2014). “SolaROI: Estimating Returns to Residential Solar Panels from Underlying Tariff Structures and Compensation Mechanisms”, EDF Whitepaper.

Spiller, E., H.M. Stephens, C. Timmins, and A. Smith (2014). “The Effect of Gasoline Taxes and Public Transit Investments on Driving Patterns”, Environmental and Resource Economics, 59(4):633-657.

Li, S., J. Linn, and E. Spiller (2013). "Evaluating 'Cash-for-Clunkers': Program Effects on Auto Sales, Jobs and the Environment", Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 65(2): 175-193.