Jim Stewart, Ph.D., principal economist and co-manager of Cadmus’ statistical analysis group, specializes in applying econometrics and statistical methods to the evaluation of behavior-based and peak demand-side management (DSM) programs. In his time at the firm, he has conducted impact evaluations of residential and nonresidential behavior-based programs for such clients as BC Hydro, PPL Electric, Snohomish Public Utility District, Avista, Bonneville Power Administration, and Honeywell.
Dr. Stewart is co-author of the U.S. Department of Energy’s forthcoming Uniform Methods Project Behavior-Based Evaluation Protocols and was a contributor to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) for behavior programs.
Dr. Stewart’s research, which has been published in peer-reviewed journals, focuses on household decision making and behavior, collective action problems, and market diffusion of technologies and products. He and co-authors have presented their research on impact evaluation of behavior-based programs at the Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference, Association of Energy Services Professionals Conference, and International Energy Program Evaluation Conference. He is also a co-author of the Cadmus white paper Long-Run Savings and Cost-Effectiveness of Home Energy Report Programs.
Jim Stewart holds a Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University and a B.A. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining Cadmus, he was an assistant professor of economics at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.