Rimvydas Baltaduonis, Ph.D. - Rim - is an Associate Professor in the Economics Department at Gettysburg College and a Co-Director of Gettysburg Lab for Experimental Economics (GLEE). He is also the Chair of the International Affairs Program at Gettysburg College. During 2015-2017 he was a Visiting Senior Scholar at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Dr. Baltaduonis' broad areas of research interest are industrial organization, energy and environmental economics, experimental and behavioral economics, mechanism design. His current research is heavily focused on the design and behavior of electric power as well as gas markets. While at FERC, Dr. Baltaduonis investigated the performance of markets for financial transmission rights (FTRs) as well as physical gas contracts. He also conducts workshops on laboratory economics experiments designed to inform energy policy. At Gettysburg College, he teaches Industrial Organization, Energy & Security, Energy Economics and Experimental Economics. The National Science Foundation, the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics and the Australian Research Council have supported his research. Prior to assuming his position at Gettysburg College, Dr. Baltaduonis was an IFREE Visiting Post-doctoral Fellow in the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science at George Mason University and later at the Economics Science Institute at Chapman University. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.
News During June 2018, I was a Visiting Scholar at International Business School of Beijing Foreign Studies University in Beijing, China, and was also working with my student Tyler Mann.
News In May 2018, I was reelected for a three-year term to the Lithuanian-American Community Board of Directors.
News Since December 2016, I am an elected member of the Commission of the Lithuanian Parliament and the Lithuanian World Community and since January 2017, I am a co-chairman of this Commission.
News From June 2015 till May 2017, I was a Visiting Senior Scholar at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C.
News Very excited to be a part of this newly tenured Gettysburg College faculty cohort!
Technical tour of Solar Thermal Power Generating Project in Yanqing, China, organized by the IAEE (International Association for Energy Economics) Asian Conference 2014
News Take a look at our brand new and state of the art Gettysburg Laboratory for Experimental Economics (GLEE):
News During the fall of 2014, I lead Gettysburg's Semester in England Program which among other things entailed conducting an interdisciplinary and experiential seminar titled "Does London win Olympic gold for sustainability? An exploration of the UK’s commitment to green energy and the environment." in London followed by another course titled "Applied Economics" at the Lancaster University Management School.
London Seminar 2014 goes on a field trip to Dungeness Nuclear Power Station on the coast of Kent, England
News In May, 2014, I traveled to Lithuania to give a few lectures on energy economics to graduate students at the International Business School at Vilnius University.
News My paper titled "Risk Preferences and Prenatal Exposure to Sex Hormones for Ladinos" and co-authored with Diego Aycinena and Lucas Rentschler was published by PLoS ONE. Read more about that here.
News My paper titled "Valuation structure in first-price and least-revenue auctions: an experimental investigation" and co-authored with Diego Aycinena and Lucas Rentschler was published by Experimental Economics. Read more about that here.
News Gettysburg College student-faculty research:
News In February, 2013, I gave a JISEA brown bag presentation entitled "How Experimental Economics Can Inform the Design and Governance of Power Markets" at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
News During the spring semester in 2013, I was visiting the University of Colorado Law School.
News I joined a panel discussion on real-time electricity markets at a policy conference organized by Silicon Flatirons Center at the University of Colorado. Conference "Towards Dynamic Markets in Electric Power, Water, and Wireless Spectrum":
News I visited the Resources, Energy and Environmental Markets Lab (REEML) at the University of Sydney in June and the Institute for Finance, Banking and Insurance at Vienna University of Economics and Business in July, 2012.
News My colleagues Tihomir Ancev and Tim Capon from REEML at the University of Sydney and I received an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant "Emissions trading and the design and operation of Australia's energy markets" in collaboration with the Australian Financial Markets Association.
News Since August 2009, I continue to pursue my research and teaching in economics as an Assistant Professor at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.
Gettysburg College field trip to the PJM Interconnection with my Energy Economics class 2011
Vilnius University Workshop in Experimental Economics 2011
Gettysburg College field trip to Washington D.C. with my Energy Economics and Industrial Organization & Public Policy classes 2010