Chris Holt is an Economic Fellow at Policy Integrity. Chris earned his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland. His research focuses on environmental economics, market design, and industrial organization. In particular, his recent work examines the interaction of market power and environmental policy in the Texas wholesale electricity market. During his graduate studies, Chris held teaching assistant and graduate research positions, and served as a pre-doctoral fellow at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). His EDF fellowship involved addressing how wholesale electricity market design can facilitate the transition to a decarbonized energy system. Prior to his graduate studies, he worked for several years as an economic consultant focusing on antitrust matters across a variety of industries.