People / Alumni

Benjamin Mandel

Minding Electron Leakage: How Utility Regulation Can Improve Upstream Energy Efficiency (MS ’14) Ben is a concurrent MS-MPP degree student in ERG and the Goldman School of Public Policy. His primary area of focus is the spread of technologies and policies that promote energy efficiency. Ben also works in Berkeley Lab’s Heat Island Group, which researches and promotes the use of more reflective surfaces (such as roofs and pavements) to mitigate the urban heat island effect and potentially counteract climate change. Before coming to Berkeley, Ben worked as an Assistant Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and studied Mathematical Economics and Hispanic Literature & Culture at Brown University. Links