David E. Dismukes

David E. Dismukes

Professor, Executive Director and Director of Policy Analysis (Retired)

Center for Energy Studies

Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences

Director, Coastal Marine Institute

College of the Coast and Environment


Louisiana State University

1085 Energy, Coast and Environment Bldg.

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-4343 / Fax: 225-578-4541

Email: dismukes@lsu.edu


David E. Dismukes served as the executive director and professor at the Center for Energy Studies, Louisiana State University from 2014 through 2022. He was also a professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences in the LSU College of the Coast & Environment (CCE).

Post-retirement from LSU, Dr. Dismukes has continued to work in consulting. His research interests are related to the analysis of economic, statistical, and public policy issues in energy and regulated industries. He has worked in consulting, academia, and government service and given more than 200 energy-related presentations to civic, professional, and trade organizations. His opinions on energy industry trends and issues have been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today, as well as a host of other regional and local newspapers and trade newsletters.

During his time on the CES faculty, Dr. Dismukes led a number of the Center's research efforts on topics associated with many aspects of the energy industry including offshore and onshore oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) activities; the restructuring of natural gas and electric power markets; market structure issues in various energy industries; economic and policy issues related to renewable energy generation and market design, the regulation and performance of electric and natural gas utilities, and the economic impacts of energy industry infrastructure development along the Gulf Coast.

Dr. Dismukes prepared more than 120 publications including books, book chapters, articles, reports, manuscripts, and academic society conference papers. His academic and trade publications on energy and regulated industries have appeared in such journals as Resource and Energy Economics, Southern Economic Journal, Utilities Policy, Energy Journal, Studies in Economic and Finance, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Natural Resources Forum, Journal of Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues, Public Resources Law Digest, Electricity Journal, Oil, Gas, and Energy Quarterly, Natural Gas Journal, Natural Gas Outlook, Public Utilities Fortnightly, Financial Times-Energy, and the American Oil and Gas Reporter.

His conference papers have been published in proceedings sponsored by the Society of Mechanical Engineers (SME), the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the International Energy Foundation (IEF), the International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE), the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED), the Southwest Academy of Management, and the Academy of Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues. He has authored a number of book chapters on energy and regulatory issues and is the co-author of a textbook on electric power restructuring and competition for CRC Press titled Power Systems Operations and Electricity Markets.

Dr. Dismukes received his M.S. and Ph.D. in economics from the Florida State University. He is a member of numerous professional associations including the American Economic Association, American Statistical Association, Econometric Society, Energy Bar Association (non-attorney member), National Association for Business Economics, Southern Economic Association, Western Economic Association, the United States Association of Energy Economics and the International Association of Energy Economics.

He also served, in addition to his CES and CCE appointments, as an adjunct professor in the Department of Economics in the E.J. Ourso College of Business at LSU and was a full member of the Graduate Research Faculty at LSU.