Louis Preonas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is an energy and environmental economist, and much of his research focuses on interacting market distortions in U.S. energy markets. He also works at the intersection of environmental and development economics, focusing on the economic impacts of electricity access in the developing world. Prior to going to the University of Maryland, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Energy Policy Institute and the Economics department at the University of Chicago for a year. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. at the University of Michigan.