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David Spence is an expert in public policy, business-government relations and the regulation of business--particularly energy and environmental regulations.
He is co-director of the Energy Management and Innovation Center and he addresses energy topics from a legal and political perspective. Recent commentary includes energy reform, federal budget ramifications on oil and gas, and the financial bailout.
Spence has taught as a visitor at Duke, Vanderbilt, Cornell and Harvard. He received his Ph.D in political science from Duke University, and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina.
Ph.D. / J.D.
David Spence is a professor in the Department of Business, Government and Society at The University of Texas at Austin. Professor Spence's research and teaching focuses on business-government relations and the regulation of business, particularly energy and environmental regulation. Before coming to academia, he was a practicing attorney representing public utilities, energy companies and others in connection with a wide variety of environmental and energy regulatory matters.