Dr. Tapan Munroe, chief economist, Pacific Gas & Electric Co., San Francisco, California, one of the largest utilities in the US. Dr. Munroe is also the manager of the company’s Economic Vitality Program. A widely published author and a nationally known speaker, Dr. Munroe’s topics range from utility and energy economics to national economic and financial trends. He currently is a member of the Economic Advisory Board of the California Chamber of Commerce; on the Board of Directors of the Center for Pacific Rim Studies at the University of San Francisco and a Trustee of the San Francisco Art Institute. Dr. Munroe earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Colorado. He is a graduate of the Executive Training Program at the University of Chicago. Dr. Munroe has been a visiting scholar at MIT and Stanford University.