Seth Blumsack is Professor of Energy Policy and Economics and International Affairs and Associate Department Head in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. At Penn State he also directs the Center for Energy Law and Policy; serves as a faculty member in the Operations Research program; and is Co-Director of the Penn State Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy Initiative. He also holds a position on the External Faculty of the Santa Fe Institute and is an Adjunct Research Professor with the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center. He earned a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Reed College in 1998, an M.S. in Economics from Carnegie Mellon in 2003, and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon in 2006.