Dr. Oliver R. Browne is an associate director in the Economics & Damages practice at Berkeley Research Group (BRG). He is an economist with over ten years of experience.

As an expert consultant, he applies economic theory and econometric data analysis related to environmental, water and energy economics, natural resource damages, and industrial organization.

In his consulting work, Dr. Browne’s clients have included public and private utilities, municipalities, state and federal agencies, and international institutions. He also advises counsel and parties involved in complex litigation. His research has covered sectors including water, wastewater, electricity, gas, agriculture, and environmental remediation.

Dr. Browne applies a diverse set of economic tools based on context and situation. His approaches frequently include demand estimation, market equilibrium, econometric modeling and forecasting, agent-based simulation, survey methods, and experimental design. He has assisted experts in preparing reports and testimony for regulatory proceedings, litigation, and arbitration in local, state, and federal venues.

Before joining BRG, Dr. Browne was a senior associate at an economic and financial consulting firm. As a lecturer, he has taught water resource economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and computational methods for economists at the University of Chicago. He has published academic papers in outlets including Energy Economics, Energy Policy, and Environmental and Energy Policy and the Economy.

Dr. Browne has a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago and conjoint undergraduate degrees from the University of Auckland with first-class honors in engineering science and economics.

Employment History

The Brattle Group
Senior associate, 2018-2022

Areas of Expertise


University of Chicago
PhD, Economics, 2018
MA, Economics, 2018

University of Auckland
BA (Hons), Economics, 2011
BA/BE (Hons), Economics and Engineering Science, 2010


Water Education Foundation, Water Leaders Program, 2001