Roger Bezdek

Senior Fellow

Roger Bezdek, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized energy analyst, president of MISI, a Washington, DC-based economic, energy, and environmental research firm, Co-founder of energy technology firm Cavendish Energy, and Washington editor of World Oil magazine.

Dr. Bezdek has more than thirty years of experience in the energy, utility, environmental, and regulatory areas in private industry, academia, and the federal government. He previously served as Senior Advisor in the Office of the Secretary of the Treasury, as research director at the Department of Energy, as U.S. energy and environmental delegate to the European Community and to NATO, and as a participant in the U.S. State Department AMPART program. 

Dr. Bezdek also served as a consultant to the White House, the Office of Al Gore, and to federal and state government agencies including NASA, DOE, DOD, and EPA. He has consulted for various corporations and research organizations, including the National Science Foundation, IBM, Ceres, Goldman Sachs, Raytheon, Peabody Energy, Lockheed Martin, J. P. Morgan Chase, Greenpeace, Ontario Power Generation, British Aerospace, American Solar Energy Society, the Rockefeller Foundations, UN Environmental Program, Pew Charitable Trusts, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Electric Power Research Institute, Edison Electric Institute, Georgetown Climate Center, and Nuclear Energy Institute.

Dr. Bezdek earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 1971-74, Dr. Bezdek served as a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with joint appointments in the Department of Economics, the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, and the Center for Advanced Computation (CAC) in the Department of Computer Science. 

Dr. Bezdek is the author or coauthor of 13 books, including Taxes and Society’s Priorities (Greenhaven Publishing, 2017), The Power of Renewables: Opportunities for China and the United States (National Academies Press, 2010), and Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles (National Academies Press, 2010).

Dr. Bezdek’s writing has appeared in more than 300 times in scientific and technical journals, including Science, Nature, Energy Policy, Natural Resources Journal, Public Finance,

American Scientist, National Tax Journal, Geotimes, and Public Utilities Fortnightly