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Ashley C. Brown
Executive Director
Harvard Electricity Policy Group
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University

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Brown, Ashley, Jillian Bunyan. "Valuation of Distributed Solar: A Qualitative View." The Electricity Journal. 27.10 (2014): 27-48.

Brown, Ashley. "Power of Connections." The Indian Express, March 10, 2014.

A Paper Prepared for ABRACE by Ashley C. Brown, June 20, 2014.

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Brown, Ashley and Louisa Lund. "Distributed Generation: How Green? How Efficient? How Well Priced?" The Electricity Journal, April 6, 2013.

Brown, Ashley and Victor Loksha. "International Experience with Open Access to Power Grids: Synthesis Report." ESMAP Knowledge Series 016/13, November 2013.

Brown, Ashley and Raya Salter. "International Experience with Private Sector Participation and Open Access in Power Grids: Open Access Component." A Global Review Prepared for the World Bank, Jan. 2013.

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Brown, Ashley. "Concessions, Markets and Public Policy in the Brazilian Power Sector." September 5, 2012.

Brown, Ashley. "Coming Out of the Dark: For one, prices must communicate to customers the actual cost of energy at the time of consumption." The Indian Express, August 8, 2012.

Tolmasquim, Mauricio T. Power Sector Reform in Brazil. Preface by Dilma Rousseff. Afterword by Ashley C. Brown. 2012 Empresa de Pesquisa Energetica (EPE).

Brown, Ashley, and Francesca Ciliberti-Ayres. "Development of Distributed Generation in the United States." A Report Prepared for Empresa de Pesquisa Energetica (EPE), November 20, 2012.

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Brown, Ashley, Steven Levitsky, and Raya Salter. "Smart Grid and Competition: A Policy Paper." Prepared for the Galvin Initiative, July 28, 2011.

Brown, Ashley. "Can Smart Grid Technology Fix the Disconnect Between Wholesale and Retail Pricing?" Vol. 24, Issue 1 (Jan./Feb. 2011): 1040-6190.

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Brown, Ashley, and Raya Salter. "Smart Grid Issues in State Law and Regulation." White Paper sponsored by the Galvin Electricity Initiative, September 17, 2010.

Brown, Ashley, and James Rossi. "Siting Transmission Lines in a Changed Milieu: Evolving Notions of the 'Public Interest' in Balancing State and Regional Considerations." University of Colorado Law Review 81, no. 3 (Summer, 2010).

Brown, Ashley. Infrastructure: The Regulatory and Institutional Dimension. June 2010. 36 pages.

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Brown, Ashley, James F. Bowe Jr., Julio A. Castro, and Sonia C. Mendonca (Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP) The Financial Crisis and Implications for U.S.-Mexico Brazil’s New Natural Gas Law. Latin American Law and Business Report Volume 17, Number 5, May 31, 2009. 5 pages.

Brown, Ashley and James Rossi. Siting transmission lines: evolving the “public interest” to balance state and regional considerations. Version 1.0, dated August 3, 2009. The paper was originally prepared for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory‟s Conference on Multistate Decision Making for Renewable Energy and Transmission: Spotlight on Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, August 11, 2009, Denver, Colorado.

Brown, Ashley. Equitable Access to Basic Utilities: Public versus Private Provision and Beyond. Poverty in Focus. International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth Poverty Practice, Bureau for Development Policy, UNDP. Number 18, August 2009. 36 pages.

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The Funding of Independent Regulatory Agencies. A Special Report to the Public Utilities Commission of Anguilla. June 2008. Report, 66 pages.

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Baldick, Ross and Ashley Brown, James Bushnell, Susan Tierney and Terry Winter. A National Perspective on Allocating the Costs of New Transmission Investment: Practice and Principles. September, 2007. Paper, 86 pp.

Walking the Tightope: Balancing Competing Interests in Pursuit of Good Public Policy. Fair Trading Commission of Barbados, Third Annual Lecture. 23 February.19 pages.

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National Regulatory Research Institute Journal of Applied Regulation: Volue 4, 30th Anniversay Edition.
December, 90 pages. (Ashley Brown Essay: pp. 41-43).

Brown, Ashley, Jon Stern and Bernard Tenenbaum. Handbook for Evaluating Infrastructure Regulatory Systems. Washington, DC: World Bank Publications, 2006. Take a Virtual Tour.
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"The Structure and Processes for Regulation of the Electricity Industry in the United States." Planning Commission of India. October. 32 pages.

"Independent Infrastructure Regulatory Agencies in Liberalizing Economies: The Experiences to Date." L'ENA hors les murs: Magazine des Anciens Élèves de L'ENA. January-February 2005, number 348. 3 pages.

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PPIAF Phase 2 Project for Brazil Power Sector. Task 4: "Strengthening of the Institutional and Regulatory Structure of the Brazilian Power Sector. The World Bank, July. Report, 104 pages.

Policy Perspective and Analysis of the Regulatory Regime in the Restructured Russian Power Sector. The World Bank (Russian Federation - Infrastructure and Energy), June. Policy Note, 44 pages.

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Epilogue to Keeping the Lights On: Power Sector Reform in Latin America (Millan, Jaime, and Nils-Henrik M. von der Fehr, editors), Inter-American Development Bank (ISBN 1-931003-55-6).
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"Regulators, Policy-Makers, and the Making of Policy: Who Does What and When Do They Do It?" International Journal of Regulation and Governance. June. Vol. 3. No. 1. pp 1-11.

"Vision Without Site; Site Without Vision." The Electricity Journal. October. Vol. 16, Issue 8, pp. 23-24.
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"SMD Drawing RTO Battle Lines." Electric Light & Power. February, p. 4.
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"Critique of Electric, Water, and Transport Regulation of Tanzania," 86 pages.

"Strengthening of the Institutional and Regulatory Structure of the Brazilian Power Sector." December, 88 pages.

"The Duty of Regulators to Have Ex Parte Communications." The Electricity Journal. March, pp. 10-14.
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"The Privatization of Brazil's Electricity Industry: Sector Reform or Restatement of the Government's Balance Sheet." Inter-American Development Bank. January, 27 pages.

"Confusing Means and Ends: Framework of Restructuring, Not Privatization, Matters Most." International Journal of Regulation and Governance. January. Vol. 1. No. 2. pp 115-128.

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"Six Critical Choices of Regulatory Models for Brazil. The Journal of Project Finance, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 29-40.

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Brown, Ashley. "Regulatory Risk: Is the Subject Still Relevant or Do Markets Govern?" Yale Journal of Regulation 13, no 1 (Winter 1996).

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"Sunshine May Cloud Good Decision-Making." Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy. Summer, pp. 113-116.

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"Transmission and Ratebase: A Match Not Made in Heaven." Public Utilities Fortnightly, June 1, 1991.

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"The Overjudicialization of Regulatory Decision Making." Natural Resources and the Environment 5, no. 2 (Fall 1990).

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"State Power Over Transmission Access and Pricing: The Giant Will Not Sleep Forever." Public Utilities Fortnightly, November 9, 1989.

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