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Congratulations Blake Shaffer on a Successful PhD Defense!

On Friday, July 6, 2018, Blake Shaffer successfully passed his PhD Thesis Oral Candidacy Examination with his paper, "Three Essays on Electricity Demand".

The Examination Committee included Dr. Jeffrey Church (Neutral Chair), Dr. Trevor Tombe (Supervisor), Dr. Ken McKenzie (Supervisory Committee Member), Dr. Lucija Muehlenbachs (Supervisory Committee Member), Dr. Pamela Campa (Internal Examiner), and Dr. Maximilian Auffhammer, of University of California, Berkeley (External Examiner).

Notably, Dr. Shaffer was able to complete his thesis in 4 years, well before the average 6 years it takes to obtain an Economics PhD. We're proud to report that his thesis was also deemed excellent by all members of his Examination Committee, utilizing both extensive literature and advanced empirical techniques to answer key research questions of interest.

Congratulations Dr. Shaffer!! The Department is very proud of you and your accomplishments!

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