The Catholic University of America

May 19, 2009

CUA Expert Available to Discuss Proposed Emissions/Fuel Efficiency Standards

Ernest Zampelli, an expert at The Catholic University of America, is available to discuss the Obama administration's proposal to create tough standards for tailpipe emissions from new automobiles and to raise fuel efficiency targets to 35.5 miles per gallon for new passenger vehicles and light trucks by 2016.

ENERGY ECONOMICS - Ernest Zampelli, professor of economics, can discuss how the proposal would impact the economy. In addition to energy economics, Zampelli is an expert in public economics and applied microeconomics. He is the co-author, with CUA Professor Kevin Forbes, of an article on technology's impact on oil and gas supplies in the Gulf of Mexico.

Zampelli's teaches microeconomics, statistics, and public finance. His research has appeared in several prestigious academic journals including The Energy Journal, American Economic Review, The Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Public Economics and the Journal of Development Economics.

Zampelli can be reached at 202-319-6683 or by e-mail:

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