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Nicolas Rockler

Senior Economic Consultant

Dr. Nicolas Rockler is a Senior Economic Consultant at EDR Group. He is a well-known expert in regional economics, input-output modeling, and public policy analysis. He brings strong expertise in the development and application of regional economic models and their application for evaluating proposed programs, projects and policies. Dr. Rockler brings particular expertise in the application of economic evaluation for energy resources and economic development incentives.

In the area of economic development, he has conducted economic impacts studies pertaining to policies including economic incentives, cross-border trade, minimum wage and land use/development. He also conducted economic analysis for studies of the wider economic impact of flood protection, health care, food production and education programs and policies.

In the area of energy resources, he has conducted studies pertaining to the job, industry and economic effects of wind farms, transmission line connections, energy efficiency improvements, as well as policies affecting energy costs and rates.

Dr. Rockler holds a PhD in Urban Studies and Planning from MIT and an MS in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania. He previously held positions as an Economist at Abt Associates and at HSMM, Inc. (now a subsidiary of AECOM, Inc.), and as a Senior Economist at Data Resources, Inc. (now Global Insight), where he developed the first U.S. metropolitan area forecasting models.

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