Vice President & Senior Advisor, Energy; CERAWeek Vice Chair
Lawrence J. Makovich, Vice President and Senior Advisor, Energy, IHS Markit, is an expert on the electric power industry and directs the company’s research efforts in the power sector as part of its Office of the Chairman. He comes to IHS Markit through its acquisition of Cambridge Energy Research Associates. He is an authority on electricity markets, regulation, economics, and strategy. His current research focuses on electric power market structures, demand and supply fundamentals, wholesale and retail power markets, emerging technologies, and asset valuations and strategies. Dr. Makovich is currently advising or has recently advised several large utilities in major strategic engagements. He has testified numerous times before the US Congress on electric power policy and has advised the governments of China and Brazil on power issues. Dr. Makovich has contributed to, written, or directed several IHS Markit Multiclient Studies, including Beyond the Crossroads: The Future Direction of Power Industry Restructuring; Crossing the Divide: The Future of Clean Energy; Fueling North America’s Energy Future: The Unconventional Natural Gas Revolution and the Carbon Agenda; and Smart Grid: Closing the Gap Between Perception and Reality. Dr. Makovich has been a lecturer on managerial economics at Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Business. He holds a BA from Boston College, an MA from the University of Chicago, and a PhD from the University of Massachusetts.