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Parlin, Kathryn, Lori Lewis, and Tara Rainstrom. (2013) “R&D Methods and Approaches:  Impact Evaluation of an R&D Demonstration Program”. Proceedings of the 2013 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, Chicago, IL. International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, August 2013.

Chiodo, Jennifer, Jennifer Meissner, Judeen Byrne, Lori Lewis, Jon Maxwell, and Kathryn Parl. (2013) “Compared to What?  An Alternative Strategy for Estimating Commercial and Industrial New Construction Baselines”. Proceedings of the 2013 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, Chicago, IL. International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, August 2013.

Lewis, Lori (Megdal) and Kathryn Parlin. (2013) “The Extra Mile:  Searching for Indirect Market Effects?”. Proceedings of the 2013 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, Chicago, IL. Poster presentation.

Megdal, Lori (Lewis), Tracey DeSimone, and Juliet Nelson. (2011) “Recession Impacts:  Savings During and After the Recession”. Impact Through Evaluation, Boston, MA. International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, August 2011 View the Presentation.

Michaud, Normand, Lori Megdal, Pierre Baillargeon, and Carl Acocella. (2009) “Billing Analysis & Environment that “Re-Sets” Savings for Programmable Thermostats in New Homes” View the Presentation.

Maxwell, Jonathan B, Cherie Gregorie, Jennifer Meissner, and Lori Megdal. (2009) “Large Lessons Learned:  Impact Evaluation of Projects that Reported Over 1,500,000 kWh/yr Savings”.

Megdal, Lori, Yogesh Patil, Cherie Gregorie, Jennifer Meissner, Kathryn Parlin. (2009) “Feasting at the Ultimate Enhanced Free–Ridership Salad Bar”. International Energy Program Evaluation Conference View the Presentation.

Seims, Antje, Jennifer Meissner, and Lori Megdal. (2009) “Measuring Future Market Effects: Prospective Benefits Analysis for NYSERDA’s Commercial New Construction Program”.

Meissner, Jennifer, Cherie Gregoire, Steven Meyers, Lori Megdal, and Kathryn Parlin. (2008) “Allocating Impact Evaluation Resources:  Using Risk Analysis to get the Biggest Bang for your Buck”. Proceedings of the 18th National Energy Services Conference (2008 Conference and AESP Meeting) View the Presentation.

Hall, Nick, Carmen Best, Johna Roth, Peter Lai, Pete Jacobs, and Lori Megdal. (2007) “Overview of the Evaluations of California’s 2004–2005 Efficiency Programs”. Proceedings of the 2007 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, 753 – 764.

Megdal, Lori, and Sylvia Bender. (2006) “Evaluating Media Campaign Effectiveness:  Others Do it, Why Don’t We?”. Proceedings of the 2006 ACEEE Summer Study on Buildings, 6.148 – 6.159 View the Presentation.

Albert, Scott. Lori Megdal, and Victoria S. Engel. (2006) “Using Residential Sector–Level Logic Models to Improve the Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Energy Efficiency Programs”. Proceedings of the 2006 ACEEE Summer Study on Buildings, 2.1 – 2.11.

Albert, Scott, Raphael Herz, and Lori Megdal. (2005) “Using Program Logic Models to Guide Evaluation of Public Benefit Charge–Funded Clean Energy Programs”. Proceedings of the 2005 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, New York, NY, pp. 441 – 452.

Megdal, Lori, Margaret Cush Grasso, Elaine Akley, and Bruce Bennett. (2005) “Learning from Successive Evaluations of a Low–Income Program”. Proceedings of the 2005 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, New York, NY, pp. 619 – 630 View the Presentation.

Megdal, Lori, Nick Hall, Marian Brown, Pete Jacobs, and Roger Wright. (2005) “California Evaluation Framework as a Free Reference”. Proceedings of the 2005 ECEEE Summer Study, France. Poster presentation.

Megdal, Lori, Victoria Engel, Larry Pakenas, Scott Albert, Jane Peters, and Gretchen Jordan. (2005) “Using Program Logic Modeling & Analysis to Guide Evaluations and Program Refinement”. American Evaluation Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Mahone, Douglas, Marian Brown, Nick Hall, Ken Keating, Lori Megdal, and Rick Ridge. (2005) “Highly Cost–Effective Savings:  Appliance Efficiency Standards and Utility Programs”. Proceedings of the 2005 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, New York, NY, pp. 995 – 1005.

Chappell, Catherine, Douglas Mahone, Marian Brown, Ken Keating, and Lori Megdal. (2005) “Net Savings in Nonresidential New Construction:  Is a Market Based Approach the Answer?”. Proceedings of the 2005 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, New York, NY, pp. 819 – 831.

Hall, Nick, Carmen Best, Johna Roth, Marian Brown, Pete Jacobs, and Lori Megdal. (2005) “Overview of the Evaluations of California’s 2002–2003 Efficiency Programs”. Proceedings of the 2005 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, New York. NY, pp. 41 – 52.

Megdal, Lori. (2005) “Am I Wearing the Wrong Paradigm for My Program Goals?”. Proceedings of the 2005 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, New York, NY, pp. 715 – 732 View the Presentation.

Megdal, Lori, Victoria Engel, Larry Pakenas, Scott Albert, Jane Peters, and Gretchen Jordan. (2005) “Using Program Logic Model Analysis to Evaluate & Better Deliver What Works”. Proceedings of the 2005 ECEEE Summer Study, France, pp. 1045 – 1054.

Kates, Brad, Jennifer Mitchell-Jackson, Lori Megdal, and Steve Bonnano. (2005) “Measuring the Success of CFL Energy Efficiency Programs:  It’s the Saturation, Stupid”. Proceedings of the 2005 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, New York, NY, pp. 885 – 896.

Wright, Roger, Timothy Hennesey, Marian Brown, Nick Hall, Lori Megdal, and Ken Keating. (2004) “A Proposed New Framework for Evaluation in California:  The Sampling Roadmap”. Proceedings of the 2004 ACEEE Summer Study on Buildings, 4.332 – 4.343.

Peters, Jane, Scott Albert, Victoria Engel, and Lori Megdal. (2004) “Using Logic Models to Improve and Enhance Nonresidential Programs”. Proceedings of the 2004 ACEEE Summer Study on Buildings, 4.275 – 4.285.

Brown, Marian, Lori Megdal, Pete Jacobs, Nick Hall, and Johna Roth. (2004) “The California Evaluation Framework:  Moving Evaluation into a Systems Approach for Planning and Conducting Energy Program Evaluations”. Proceedings of the 2004 ACEEE Summer Study on Buildings, 5.47 – 5.56.

Albert, Scott, Victoria Engel, Gretchen Jordan, Lori Megdal, and Jane Peters. (2004) “Using Program Theory And Logic To Improve Design and Likelihood of Real Market Change:  Experience with A State Public Benefits Program”. Proceedings of the 2004 ACEEE Summer Study on Buildings, 6.1 – 6.12 View the Presentation.

Peters, Jane S., Randall Lloyd, Scott Albert, Marjorie McRae, and Lori Megdal. (2003) “Getting the Big Picture of a Small Place”. Proceedings of the 2003 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, pp. 263 – 274.

Engel, Victoria S., Lori Megdal, Tom Rooney, Lawrence J. Pakenas, and Susan Sowek. (2003) “Quantifying Load–Shifting Benefits From a Marketing Campaign”. Proceedings of the 2003 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, pp. 393 – 401.

Gonzales, Patricia, Sharyn Barata, Lori Megdal, and Larry Pakenas. (2003) “Portfolio Process Evaluation:  An Enhanced Perspective with Cost–Efficient Options”. Proceedings of the 2003 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, pp. 795 – 805 View the Presentation.

Megdal, Lori, Darren Schauf, and Ingo Bensch. (2002) “Decision–Making Among Small and Medium Manufacturers, And Indications of What Is Needed to Reach These Customers”. Proceedings from the 2002 ACEEE Summer Study, American Council for an Energy–Efficient Economy, Asilomar, CA, pp. 8.181 – 8.192. Also accepted for presentation at the 2003 ACEEE Industry Summer Study View the Presentation.

Megdal, Lori, Mark Coleman, Jennifer Ellefsen, Larry Pakenas, Helen Kim, and Scott Albert. (2001) “Using a Mix of Program Theory Evaluation and Comparisons as Evidence for Causality”. Presented at the American Evaluation Association Meeting of 2001 View the Presentation.

Megdal, Lori, Mark Coleman, Jennifer Ellefsen, Larry Pakenas, Helen Kim, and Scott Albert. (2001) “He did it!  He did it!  — Providing Evidence for Causality”. Proceedings from the 12th National Energy Services Conference, Association of Energy Services Professionals, Jupiter, FL, pp. 140 – 150.

DeCotis, Paul, Mark Coleman, Jennifer Ellefsen, Helen Kim, Scott Albert, and Lori Megdal. (2001) “Early Results of New York’s Public Benefits Program:  New York Energy $martSM. Proceedings from the 2001 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, pp. 215 – 226.

Megdal, Lori, Richard Flood, Beatrice Mayo, and Tim Holmes. (2001) “When Business Analysis Tools Need to Accompany Program Theory Evaluation within Energy Efficiency Market Transformation Efforts”. Presented at the American Evaluation Association Meeting of 2001 View the Presentation.

Spellman, Richard, Dr. Shel Feldman, Bruce Johnson, and Dr. Lori Megdal. (2001) “Transition Strategies for Market Transformation Programs:  Recent Experience at KeySpan Energy Delivery”. Proceedings from the 12th National Energy Services Conference, Association of Energy Services Professionals, Jupiter, FL, pp. 62 –73.

Megdal, Lori, Tina Torres, Scott Albert, Sharyn Barata, and Marty Morse. (2001) “Low–Income Programs for Single Family, Multi–Family, and New Construction Sectors as Seen Through the NSTAR Evaluation”. Proceedings from the 2001 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, pp. 191 – 202 View the Presentation.

Bensch, Ingo, Lori Megdal, George Penn, and Darren Schauf. (2001) “Finding the Promised Land in Non–Energy Programs?  An Evaluation of 3 Approaches to Harvest Energy Efficiency from a Non–Energy Program”. Proceedings from the 2001 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, pp. 417 – 426.

Megdal, Lori, Dune Ives-Petersen, and Andy Ekman. (2000) “Local Government Associations as Agents of Change”. Proceedings from the 2000 ACEEE Summer Study, American Council for an Energy–Efficient Economy, Asilomar, CA, pp. 9.287 – 9.298.

Spellman, Richard, Bruce Johnson, Lori Megdal, and Shel Feldman. (2000) “Measuring Market Transformation Progress & the Binomial Test:  Recent Experience at Boston Gas Company”. Proceedings from the 2000 ACEEE Summer Study, American Council for an Energy–Efficient Economy, Asilomar, CA, pp. 6.367 – 6.378.

Megdal, Lori, Allen Lee, Todd Board, Betsy Wilkins, and Mary O’Drain. (1999) “Using Diffusion and Communications Theory to Expand Market Barrier Examination in MT Measurement”. Proceedings from the 10th National Energy Services Conference, Tucson, AZ: December, pp. 584 – 595.

Spellman, Richard, F., and Megdal, Lori. (1999) “Market Transformation Programs Help Utilities Meet Customer Needs and Environmental Challenges”. Natural Gas Journal, Wiley Publishers, September 1999, pages 12 – 16.

Megdal, Lori, Richard Spellman, and Bruce Johnson. (1999) “Methods and Measurement Issues for a DSM Evaluation Versus a MT Market Assessment and Baseline Study”. Proceedings from the 1999 Energy Program Evaluation Conference, Denver, CO: August, pp. 17 – 27 View the Presentation.

Megdal, Lori. (1998) “Integrating Perspectives from Alternative Disciplines to Understand Market Transformation Policy in Energy Markets”. Proceedings from the 1998 International Association of Energy Economist Conference, Québec City, Québec Canada: May, pp. 417 – 424.

Peters, Jane S., Bruce Mast, Patrice Ignelzi, and Lori Megdal. (1998) “Measuring Market Transformation:  The 1997/1998 California Market Effects Studies”. Proceedings from the 9th National Energy Services Conference, Orlando, Florida: December, pp. 121-128.

Megdal, Lori and Karen Pedersen. (1998) “Persistence and Spillover/Market Transformation as Measured for Boston Edison Company’s Energy Efficiency Programs for the Last 7 Years”. Proceedings from the 1998 International Association of Energy Economist Conference, Québec City, Québec Canada: May, pp. 91 – 99 View the Presentation.

Mast, Bruce, Jane Peters, Lori Megdal, Patrice Ignelzi and Noah Horowitz. (1998) “Measuring the Market Effects of Utility Programs:  Lessons from California”. Proceedings from the 1998 ACEEE Summer Study, American Council for an Energy–Efficient Economy, Asilomar, CA, pp. 7.213 – 7.223.

Megdal, Lori. (1997) “The Pricing of Standby Services in the New Marketplace”. 16th Annual Conference, Center for Research in Regulated Industries, Rutgers University, Lake George, NY:  June.

Megdal, Lori, Steve Pertusiello, and Bonnie Jacobson. (1997) “Measuring Market Transformation Due to Prior Utility Efforts”. Proceedings from the 1997 Energy Program Evaluation Conference, Chicago, IL: August, pp.163 – 170.

Megdal, Lori. (1997) “Standby Insurance as a Product in a De–Regulated Industry”. Proceedings from the 1997 Energy Program Evaluation Conference, Chicago, IL: August, pp.17 – 22.

Megdal, Lori. (1996) “Guidelines for Determining When an Arrearage Impact Study is Cost–Effective to Undertake”. Proceedings from the 1996 ACEEE Summer Study, American Council for an Energy–Efficient Economy, Asilomar, CA, pp. 3.87 – 3.95.

Megdal, Lori, Steve Pertusiello, and Bonnie Jacobson. (1996) “All These Years Measuring Free Ridership & Now We Measure a Portion of These as Caused by Market Transformation”. Proceedings from the 1996 AESP Annual Meeting, Association of Energy Services Professionals, Beverly Hills, CA, pp. 260 – 271.

Megdal, Lori and Eric Ackerman. (1996) “Standby Services & Efficient Competition:  Designing for the Markets of the Future”. Proceedings from the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) 1996 Innovative Electricity Pricing Conference, March, La Jolla, CA, pp. 13–1 – 13–19.

Megdal, Lori, and Eric Ackerman. (1996) “Issues for Pricing Electricity Standby Services for the Competitive Marketplace”. Proceedings from the 1996 USAEE/IAEE N.A. Conference, United States Association for Energy Economists, Boston, MA, pp. 10 – 19.

Megdal, Lori. (1995) “Book Review of Olsen, Ole Jess (ed). Competition in the Electricity Supply Industry: Experience from Europe and the United States. Copenhagen: DJØF Publishing, 1995”. The Energy Journal, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 143 – 145.

Megdal, Lori, Ph.D., and Greg Cox, C.F.A. (1995) “Managing Risks and Evaluating Options”. Proceedings from the 1995 Association of Energy Services Professionals Annual Meeting, December, Phoenix, AZ, pp. 174 – 185.

Megdal, Lori. (1995) “Non–Energy Impacts of Low Income Energy Efficiency Programs”. Invited presentation to the National Low Income Energy Consortium’s 1995 Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

Megdal, Lori M., R. Eric Paquette, and Jerry Greer. (1995) “The Changing Economy as Part of DSM Impact Evaluations:  Evidence from a Large C&I Retrofit Program Evaluation”. Proceedings from the 1995 Energy Program Evaluation Conference, Chicago, IL, pp. 325 – 331.

Megdal, Lori. (1995) “ANCOVA, Diagnostics, and Economic Climate in the Measurement of Efficiency Program Impacts”, Working Paper, November, 1995.

Megdal, Lori M., R. Eric Paquette, and Jerry Greer. (1995) “The Importance of Using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA), Diagnostics, and Corrections within Billing Analysis for Large C&I Customers”. Proceedings from the 1995 Energy Program Evaluation Conference, Chicago, IL, pp. 433 – 439.

England, Paula, Melissa Herbert, Barbara Kilbourne, Lori Reid, and Lori McCreary Megdal. (1994) “The Gendered Valuation of Occupations and Skills:  Earnings in 1980 Census Occupations”. Social Forces, 73:65 – 100..

Megdal, Lori and Piper, Melissa. (1994) “Finding Methods to Estimate Social Benefits of Low–Income Energy Efficiency Programs”. Proceedings from the 1994 ACEEE Summer Study, American Council for an Energy–Efficient Economy, Asilomar, CA, pp. 1.119 – 1.131.

Megdal, Lori M., Hose, John, and Paul H. Raab. (1994) “State of the Industry—ADSMP Resource Planning Topic Committee, Association of Demand-Side Management Professionals”, Boca Raton, FL.

Hopkins, William S., Weisbrod, Glen, and Lori M. Megdal. (1994) “Beyond Bill History:  Evaluating Commercial Sector Energy Impacts Through a Multiple Approach Strategy”. Proceedings from the 1994 ACEEE Summer Study, American Council for An Energy–Efficient Economy, Asilomar, CA, pp. 8.105 – 8.114.

Megdal, Lori. (1994) “Invited Commentary to Employment Effects of Electricity Provision in Québec: The Grande–Baleine Hydro–Electric Project and the Electricity Efficiency Alternative”. James Bay Publication Series, Published in English and French, Montréal, Québec.

Megdal, L. and Piper, M. (1994) “Shouldn’t We Be Analyzing the Cost–Effectiveness of Our Evaluations?”. Proceedings from the 1994 Association for Demand-Side Management Professionals Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, pp. I–10 – I–19.

Megdal, Lori M. (1993) “Environmental Externalities Workshop”, One of three workshop leaders. 1993 Association of Demand-Side Management Professionals Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Megdal, Lori M. (1993) “DSM:  A View from the Other Side—Forecasting Issues”. Presentation to the 1993 Association of Demand–Side Management Professionals Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Megdal, Lori, Haynes, Glenn, and Rammaha, Hasan. (1993) “Estimating Takeback (Comfort Increase) For A Low–Income Program, Loan Program, And A Single Family Rebate Program”. Proceedings from the 1993 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, Evanston, IL, pp. 574 – 579.

Megdal, Lori M. (1993) “Environmental Externalities:  Clearing the Smog”. Presentation to the 1993 Association of Demand–Side Management Professionals Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Megdal, Lori. (1992) “Integrated Resource Planning Process:  Using an Optimization Matrix and Incorporating Social Concerns”. Presented to the Sixth Annual Low Income Energy Conference, National Low Income Energy Consortium, Dallas, TX..

Megdal, Lori M. and Hasan Rammaha. (1992) “The Development of a Local Energy Efficiency Economic Impact Model for Use in Integrated Resource Planning”. Proceedings of the ACEEE 1992 Summer Study, August 1992, American Council for an Energy–Efficient Economy, Asilomar, CA, pp. 8.127 – 8.133..

Megdal, Lori. (1992) “Forecasting DSM Participation:  The Importance of Economic Factors”. Proceedings of the Eighth Electric Utility Forecasting Symposium—The Foundation of Planning, Baltimore, MD, pp. 35–1 – 35–12.

Megdal, Lori, Carlin, Terry, Haynes, Glenn, and Yang Ziming. (1992) “Integrated Resource Planning:  Examining the Policy Trade–offs, the Impacts on Energy Resources, and Discovering the Unresolved Technical Issues for an Optimization Matrix Type of IRP”. Invited presentation to the ASHRAE Annual Meeting, Technical Program—How Government and Utility Affects the Selection of Energy Resources, Baltimore, MD.

Megdal, Lori McCreary and Yang Ziming. (1991) “Incorporating Environmental Impacts into Integrated Resource Planning:  The Use of an Optimization Matrix for IRP and the Development of the Austin Electric Efficiency Environmental Impact Modeling System”. Proceedings from the 1991 Demand-Side Management and the Global Environment Conference, Arlington, VA, pp. 225 – 234.

Megdal, Lori. (1991) “Austin’s Current IRP Development Effort and the Use of an Optimization Matrix for IRP—Applications for Large and Small Utilities”. Invited presentation to the Western Area Power Authority’s Integrated Resource Planning Seminar, Las Vegas Area Office, Las Vegas, NV.

Megdal, Lori McCreary and Yang Ziming. (1991) “Incorporating Environmental Impacts into Integrated Resource Planning:  The Use of an Optimization Matrix for IRP and the Development of a Costing Model for Local Environmental Impacts”. Proceedings from the 1991 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, Evanston, IL, pp. 611 – 618..

Megdal, Lori. (1991) “Austin’s Current IRP Development Effort and the Use of an Optimization Matrix for IRP—Applications for Large and Small Utilities”. Invited presentation to the Western Area Power Authority’s Integrated Resource Planning Seminar, Salt Lake City Area Office, Albuquerque, NM.

McCreary, Lori, England, Paula, and George Farkas. (1989) “The Employment of Central City Male Youth:  Non–linear Effects of Racial Composition”. Social Forces, Vol. 68, pp. 55 – 75.

England, Paula and Lori McCreary. (1987) “Gender Inequality in Paid Employment”. Analyzing Gender:  A Handbook of Social Science Research, eds. Hess, Beth B., and Myra Marx Ferree, Sage.

England, Paula and Lori McCreary. (1987) “Integrating Sociology and Economics to Study Gender and Work”. Women and Work:  An Annual Review, Vol. 2, eds. Larwood, Laurie, Stromberg, Ann, and Barbara Gutek, Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications, pp. 286 – 320.

McCreary, Lori, England, Paula, and George Farkas. (1986) “The Employment of Central City Male Youth:  Non–linear Effects of Racial Composition”. Presented to the 1986 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

Barton, Margaret, Farkas, George, Kushner, Kathy, and Laureen McCreary. (1985) “White, Black, and Hispanic Male Youths in Central City Labor Markets”. Presented to the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

Barton, Margaret, Farkas, George, Kushner, Kathy, and Laureen McCreary. (1985) “White, Black, and Hispanic Male Youths in Central City Labor Markets”. Social Science Research, Vol. 14, pp. 266 – 286.

Barton, Margaret, Farkas, George, Kushner, Kathy, and Laureen McCreary. (1985) “White, Black, and Hispanic Male Youths in Central City Labor Markets”. Presented to the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America.