Resource Decisions
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Water Resource Economics Recreation Economics
Energy Economics Environmental Economics
Socioeconomics Decision Analysis


BS Geology, 1965, City College of New York

MS Water Resource Management, 1970 U. of Wisconsin

MS Agricultural Economics, 1978, U. of Wisconsin .

Ph.D. Natural Resources Economics, 1979, U. of Wisconsin

Dissertation: "Portfolio Multiattribute Utility Analysis: An Application to The Wisconsin Energy Conservation Plan


1988 to Present: Principal, Resource Decisions

1987-1988: Associate, Manager of Economics, Dames & Moore

1984-86 Senior Economist, Dames & Moore, San Francisco

1980-83 Project Economist, Dames & Moore , San Francisco

1976-79 Assistant. Editor Land Economics Journal (Part time)

1973-75 Research Associate, Washington State University :

1970-72 Hydrologist (GS-9) National Park Service:

1967-69 High School Earth Science Teacher

1966-67 Columbia University : Research Assistant in Geophysics:

Water Resources and Environmental Economics

Kamehameha Schools: Develop a model to evaluate the feasibility of generating hydroelectric power using irrigation flows. Applied the model to surface water, irrigation dith water and ground water sources in Hawaii , Kauai , and Oahu.

Port of Los Angeles : Developed a scorecard methodology for evaluating the Port's environmental health and to measure improvements in environmental quality.

USAID, Sri Lanka : Conducted a seminar in environmental economics for Sri Lankan economics professors and government officials.

USAID, Philippines : Assisted in the preparation of an action agenda for projects to foster environmental improvement an economic development in urban environments.

Taiwan Power Company: Developed a standard practice manual to assist professionals in evaluating the economic effects of environmental externalities in power production.

California Urban Water Conservation Council (CUWCC): Project manager of a study of the state-of-the-art of water conservation benefit evaluation techniques. Based on a literature search covering both water and energy utilities, identified promising methods for application by CUWCC member water agencies in evaluating their conservation options.

Pacific Gas & Electric: Project manager - economic cost benefit evaluation of power and non-power values on the North Fork of the Feather River (Rock Creek-Cresta Project) in support of FERC relicensing.

Monterey County Water Resources Agency: Analysis of the effects of proposed re-regulation of Lake Naciemento on property values and local tax revenues.

Pacific Gas & Electric: Project manager - economic analysis of the effects of Lake Almanor water levels on recreation and property values in support of FERC relicensing.

Pacific Gas & Electric: Project manager - economic analysis alternative flow regimes on the recreational values of the Pit River (Pit 3,4,5) in support of FERC relicensing.

Idaho Power: Evaluated the recreation and power production benefits associated with alternative hydroelectric by-pass flows at Shoshone Falls .

Pacific Gas & Electric: Analyzed the non-market values associated with hydroelectric generation facilities in the Plumas and Stanislaus National Forests.

California Division of Water Resources: Analyzed the agricultural and aquacultural impacts of alternative levels of Mono Lake for the Mono Lake EIR/EIS.

Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District: Analyzed the economic impacts on agriculture of diversion alternatives and constraints on Sacramento River irrigation water supplies.

Santa Clara Irrigation District: Modeled the regional economic impacts of water shortages using an input-output model of the county economy.

Corps of Engineers : Developed and applied a methodology for the incremental analysis of alternative mitigation measures to enhance the habitat of the endangered winter-run salmon on the Sacramento River .

Bureau of Reclamation: Evaluated national and regional economic benefits of a major flood control and regulatory storage project.

Michigan DNR : Estimated the benefits of reducing power plant emissions in protecting recreational fisheries from acidification.

Northern States Power : Analyzed the natural resource damage to a recreational fishery using a multinomial logit travel cost model.

California EPA: Prepared a guide to cost-benefit analysis and other economic techniques for use by CalEPA environmental decision makers.

Eight Central California Counties: Prepared a guide for natural resource damage assessment to assist coastal counties in their oil spill contingency planning efforts.

California Dept. of Health Services: Provided economic basis for forecasting hazardous waste generation trends for all manufacturing industry sectors in " California .

Ford Motor Company: Analyzed present and future hazardous waste streams and recommended waste disposal options. Evaluated environmental liabilities and estimated associated costs.

San Diego County : Projected solid waste generation rates and analyzed their implications for landfill siting alternatives.

Kings County : Analyzed the financial and fiscal implications of alternative landfill sites and transportation configurations.

Phillips Oil: Applied Input-Output analysis to project the economic impacts on Oklahoma of alternative rates of production from the Hugoton Gas Field.

Energy Economics

California PUC : (under contract to Itron, Inc.) Self Generation Incentive Program evaluation. Conducted interviews with renewable and distributed generation manufacturers and third-party developers to determine effectiveness of program. Development of survey instrument and evaluation program.

California PUC : (Under contract to Itron, Inc.) Prepared a framework and conducted economic analyses to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the Self Generation Incentive Program over its five year life. Evaluated costs and benefits to various user and non-user stakeholders.

California Energy Commission: In support of the Renewables Program, conducted a survey of manufacturers of renewable electric generation equipment. Also conducted a survey of renewable generation end-users. Assisted in the consumer education program support.

ExxonMobil : Principal Investigator for Socioeconomics: Prepared analysis and documentation on the socioeconomic impacts of an offshore LNG receiving terminal, an onshore terminal, a graving dock, onshore and offshore pipelines, and onshore storage facilities proposed for the U.S. Gulf Coast. Documentation used to support both FERC and U.S. Coast Guard environmental approval applications.

ChevronTexaco de Mexico: Principal Investigator for Socioeconomics: Prepared socioeconomic analysis and documentation to support environmental approvals for a major offshore LNG facility in Baja California .

California Energy Commission: Developed a method for measuring the risk mitigation effects of increasing fuel and technology diversity through renewable generation. Applied this method to California 's historic electricity system data to develop policy recommendations for fuel diversity. Phase 2 of this project applied the risk mitigation methodology to projection for California 's restructured electricity system.

Western States Petroleum Association: Policy analyses of the impacts of proposed electricity industry restructuring proposals.

California Division of Oil and Gas: Assessed the status of the California petroleum industry. Provided policy guidance in identifying environmental regulations that are redundant or have an unfavorable benefit cost ratio.

California Energy Commission: Forecast the electricity prices and the prospects for emerging technologies under alternative restructuring proposals.

California Energy Commission: Analyzed a survey of qualified facilities to evaluate the current status of cogeneration opportunities.

California Energy Commission: Analyzed the economic costs and benefits associated with developing a strategic petroleum products reserve in California .

California Energy Commission: Evaluated the impacts of price and supply disruptions on California households. Identified target groups and existing programs to assist these groups.

Minerals Management Service : Analyzed cumulative economic impacts of Bering Sea petroleum development.

Minerals Management Service: Forecasted the marketability of Bering Sea natural gas on the U.S. West Coast.

Yukon Pacific : Forecasted impacts on domestic gas prices due to exporting North Slope LNG to the Orient. Prepared documentation used to obtain export authorization.

Alaska Power Authority : Analyzed economic feasibility of providing geothermal electric power to Dutch Harbor , Alaska .

Alaska Power Authority: Assessed Technical and Economic Feasibility of Development of Northwestern Alaska Coal Resources.

Phillips Oil : Projected economic impacts of exporting LNG from Cook Inlet Alaska to Japan . Prepared documentation used to obtain export authorization.

Minerals Management Service: Evaluated the technical and economic feasibility of deep water far offshore petroleum development on southern California 's outer continental shelf.

Decision Analysis and Operations Research

US Biodiesel Corporation: Prepared a framework for analyzing options for mitigating risks associqated with market fluctuations of feedstock oils and biodiesel product for a start-up energy producer.

Sacramento Municipal Utility District : Developed and imp­le­mented a multiattribute approach evaluating environmental impacts of powerline corridor alternatives.

National Science Foundation: Developed a linear programming model for using location decisions to mitigate seismic damage to structures.

Office of the Governor of California : Performed a preliminary analysis of regional indirect and induced loses associated with the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

Applied Technology Council: Developed and implemented a methodology for assessment of economic damage to lifelines resulting from earthquakes as part of ATC-25.

Contra Costa County: Developed an economic model for maximizing net benefits (avoided costs minus project costs for evaluating seismic improvements to the county water system.

California Energy Commission: Critiqued and modified the R & D screening tool used to evaluate Opportunity Technologies.

Department of Energy : Developed a multiattribute site selection model for evaluating alternative sites for a High Level Nuclear Waste Repository.

Corps of Engineers: Developed multiattribute utility analysis of environmental, social, and costs considerations of a major water resource project.

Alaska Dept. of Natural Resources: Applied Risk/Cost/Benefit analysis to environmental protection methods for petroleum exploration in the Beaufort Sea.


Scholarship—New York State Regents (1961-65)

Fellowship—Federal Water Quality Administration (1969-70)

Research Assistantship (1976-79)


Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Society for Risk Analysis

American Economics Association

National Association of Business Economists


Citizenship : U.S. Health : Excellent

Languages : French, Nepali, some Spanish DOB : 2/22/45

Interests : Sea Kayaking, Swimming, Tai Chi Married , 2 grown children

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