The Economics of Street Meter Parking

Lynne Kiesling Chicagoist reports that the Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicagoland’s “smart-growth” top-down planning elites, is proposing to reduce the amount of “free” on-street parking by installing more meters in business districts. They also propose to raise parking meter prices: The Metropolitan Planning Council has proposed to install more parking meters and raise meter rates in … More The Economics of Street Meter ParkingMore The Economics of Street Meter Parking

Winds of Change Energy Markets and Policies, April 14

Lynne Kiesling John Atkinson’s got another value-packed and informative post on energy policy at Winds of Change. Note in particular John’s discussion of investments and mergers in Europe. I would also add that he is kind enough to link to my earlier post about “deregulation” and the politics that prevent it from happening, and the … More Winds of Change Energy Markets and Policies, April 14More Winds of Change Energy Markets and Policies, April 14

Joel Mokyr Wins Heineken Prize in History

Lynne Kiesling Heartfelt congratulations to my friend and colleague Joel Mokyr, who has been awarded the Heineken Prize in History. The link to the press release is broken, but I paraphrase it thus: the prize is awarded for his work in the understanding of the knowledge base underpinning modern industrialization processes. … More Joel Mokyr Wins Heineken Prize in History

Georgeous Pittsburgh Pictures

Lynne Kiesling These pictures of the Pittsburgh skyline from various locations are wonderful. They highlight what a gorgeous city my hometown is! Hat tip to I heart PGH. … More Georgeous Pittsburgh Pictures

Technology and Pricing to Engage and Empower Electricity Customers

Lynne Kiesling Earlier this week I gave a guest lecture in a class in the Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy at Columbia University. The topic shouldn’t surprise you: using technology and pricing to engage and empower electricity consumers (the link is to my presentation notes). It was a blast. We talked about … More Technology and Pricing to Engage and Empower Electricity CustomersMore Technology and Pricing to Engage and Empower Electricity Customers