James M. Griffin has extensive experience in antitrust economics and the calculation of damages in complex litigation.

He is a professor of economics and public policy and holder of the Bob Bullock Chair in Public Policy and Economics at the George Bush School at Texas A&M University. He is also the director of the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy.

Dr. Griffin is a nationally known authority in the area of energy economics. He coauthored with Henry Steele the leading textbook in the field, Energy Economics and Policy. Yale University Press recently published his latest book, A Smart Energy Policy. He has also authored three other energy-related books, two recently edited volumes on climate change (Global Climate Change: The Science, Economics, and Politics) and electricity deregulation (Electricity Deregulation: Choices and Challenges), and numerous articles in leading economics journals.


Prior to joining the Bush School in 2001, Mr. Griffin held the Cullen Professorship in the Department of Economics at Texas A&M. His previous academic positions included the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Houston. He is a Humboldt Fellow and is included in Who’s Who in Economics. He also serves on the editorial boards of three journals specializing in energy economics: The Energy Journal, Resources and Energy, and The Pacific and Asian Journal of Energy.

Employment History

George Bush School of Government & Public Service
Bob Bullock Chair, Professor of Economics & Public Policy
2001 – 2010

2001 – 2010

Department of Economics, Texas A & M University
Professor of Economics
1983 – 2001

Areas of Expertise


University of Pennsylvania
PhD, Economics, 1971

Southern Methodist University
BA, Mathematics & Economics, 1966


Bush School Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service
George Bush School, 2009

Humboldt Fellow, University of Koln
Alexander Humboldt Foundation, 1981