Russell Tucker


Russell Tucker is Chief Economist at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), where he provides economic analysis of electric cooperative issues. Significant projects include simulation modeling of the impacts of EPA carbon regulation, “Affordable Electricity: Rural America’s Economic Lifeline,” “Rate Strategies for 21st Century Challenges,” and “Affordable Electricity and Economic Development: The Role of Electric Cooperatives in the 21st Century.” 

Prior to joining NRECA in 2008, Russell held several economic and public policy analysis positions at the Edison Electric Institute addressing, electric industry restructuring, wholesale markets development, electric transmission pricing and climate change. He has a Ph.D. in economics from The George Washington University, a master's degree from the American University, and a bachelor's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.