Jonathan Lesser is an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute. As president of Continental Economics, Lesser has more than 30 years of experience working for regulated utilities, for the government, and as a consultant in the energy industry. Lesser has prepared expert testimony and reports for utility commissions in numerous states, for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, for international regulators, and for commercial litigation cases. He has testified before Congress and many state legislative committees on energy policy and regulatory issues. Lesser is also the author of numerous academic and trade press articles and is a contributing columnist and editorial board member of Natural Gas & Electricity. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington.