Sébastien Houde is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. He received his PhD from Stanford University. He has interests in energy and environmental economics, and industrial organization. His research focuses on different policy tools used to manage energy demand, address climate change, and better design energy systems. His current research projects investigate the welfare effects of voluntary certification, minimum energy efficiency standards, and the role of market-based instruments and information to address environmental externalities.