Matthew Cronin

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, Clemson University


I am a Ph.D. candidate in the John E. Walker Department of Economics at Clemson University where I expect to graduate in May 2022. I am also a Student Trainee Economist for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the Office of Energy Policy and Innovation. Prior to starting my Ph.D. studies I worked as an analyst for NERA Economic Consulting in their Antitrust and Competition Practice. I received my B.S. in Economics from the University of Mary Washington in 2013.

More detail regarding my background can be found in my current CV.


My fields are in Industrial Organization and Applied Econometrics. Moreover, my research focuses on using new nonparametric methods to make inference on the technical efficiency changes of energy firms. More specifically, my dissertation focuses on the changes in efficiency and productivity of U.S. natural gas pipelines and electric utilities during the period of shale gas expansion starting in the early 2000s.

More detail regarding my research can be found here.


John E. Walker Department of Economics

Wilbur O. and Ann Powers Hall 316D

Clemson University

Clemson, SC 29634


Phone: 703-965-4888