Professor Mountain specializes in energy economics, applied econometrics and measurement of productivity and economies of scale in financial institutions. Current research interests include measuring energy conservation at the end-use level and the measurement of economies of scale in financial institutions.
Professor Mountain’s research in energy economics, applied microeconometrics and measurement of economies of scale in the financial sector has been published in such journals as the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Quarterly Journal of Economics, The Energy Journal, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Economics and Business, Resource and Energy Economics, Econometrica, International Economic Review, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics and the Rand Journal of Economics. Currently he is Director of the McMaster Institute for Energy Studies.
He has consulted in the area of energy economics, load research, statistical analysis of demand management program, evaluation of new rate structures, the building and evaluation of aggregate and end-use energy forecasting models and measuring economies of scale in the financial sector.
His clients have included numerous electricity and natural gas utilities, including Ontario Hydro and Consumers Gas, and the Bank of Montreal.