Heidi King is a research professor at the Regulatory Studies Center with extensive experience in the economics of regulation, public policy, risk management and benefit-cost analysis.
Professor King has served in four presidential administrations, most recently as Acting Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) where she was responsible for regulation, research, and public policy related to vehicle and traffic safety. Professor King served as Chief Economist for the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the U.S. House of Representatives and as deputy branch chief and senior analyst the White House’s Office of Management and budget, where she supervised the development of federal regulations in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. In the private sector, Professor King directed GE Capital’s global team of finance risk management professionals to assure responsible environmental health and safety risk management across an investment portfolio that included healthcare, transportation, energy, and manufacturing operations throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.
Heidi has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California at Irvine and a M.Sc. in economics from the California Institute of Technology.