Richard O’Neill is the Chief Economic Advisor at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Previously, he was Director of the Office of Economic Policy and Office of Pipeline and Producer Regulation. From 1978 to 1986, he directed oil and gas analysis and forecasting at the Energy Information Administration. His work focused on open access, restructuring, competition, performance-based regulation, market power mitigation and market design.
From 1973 to 1978, he was on the Louisiana State University computer science faculty. From 1969 to 1973, he was on the University of Maryland business school faculty. He has a B.S. in chemical engineering, an MBA and a Doctorate in operations research from the University of Maryland.
He has worked with governments and companies on mathematical software, energy modeling, forecasting, regulation, restructuring and market design. His work has appeared in journals and books in Applied Mathematics, Optimization, Operations Research, Computer Science, Energy, Electrical Engineering, Economics, and Law.