Richard D. Tabors

Chief Economist


Richard D. Tabors is a Ph.D. economist and scientist with 35 years of domestic and international experience in energy planning and pricing, international development, and water and wastewater systems planning. He is currently President and Principal of Tabors Caramanis Rudkevich (TCR), an energy, water and wastewater consulting group in Cambridge, MA and Senior Consultant at Greylock McKinnon of Cambridge and an Affiliate of the MIT Energy Initiative.

Before forming TCR he was president of Across the Charles.  Dr. Tabors was Vice President of Charles River Associates from 2004 to 2012.

From 1976 until 2006 Dr. Tabors held a variety of positions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a member of the team at MIT that developed the theory of spot pricing (Spot Pricing of Electricity, Kluwer Academic, 1989) upon which real-time pricing (RTP) and locational marginal pricing (LMP) of electricity and transmissions services are based.