Richard L. Schmalensee, Chair, is Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management Emeritus and Professor of Economics Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He was the John C. Head III Dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management from 1998 through 2007 and was a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1989 through 1991. He was formerly Director of the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research and a member of the MIT Energy Council. Dr. Schmalensee is a Fellow of both the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has served on the Executive Committee of the American Economic Association. He is a Director of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the International Data Group, and he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Resources for the Future. He has served on several other National Research Council (NRC) committees: the Committee on America’s Climate Choices; the Panel on Conceptual, Measurement, and Other Statistical Issues in Developing Cost-of-Living Indexes for Indexing Federal Programs; the Committee on National Statistics; and the Study on Transportation and a Sustainable Environment. His research and teaching have focused on industrial organization economics and its applications to business decision making and public policy. He was the 2012 Distinguished Fellow of the Industrial Organization Society. Dr. Schmalensee holds an SB and a PhD in economics from MIT.
Kenneth D. Boyer is a Professor of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University, where he has taught since 1975. Previously, he served as an Associated Research Fellow at the
International Institute of Management in West Berlin, Germany. Dr. Boyer is an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Regulatory Economics and Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review. He has been a member of several NRC committees, including the Committee on Freight Transportation Data: A Framework for Development and the Committee for the Study of Public Policy for Surface Freight Transportation. He holds a BS in economics from Amherst College and an MS and a PhD in economics from Michigan State University.
Jerry Ellig is Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center, George Mason University, and a former assistant professor of economics at George Mason University. He specializes in the federal regulatory process, economic regulation, and telecommunications regulation. Dr. Ellig has published numerous articles on government regulation and business management in both scholarly and popular periodicals, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Barron’s, the Washington Post, Regulation and Governance, Risk Analysis, Administrative Law Review, the Journal of Regulatory Economics, and the New York University Journal of International Law and Politics. His most recent book, coauthored with his Mercatus colleagues Maurice McTigue and Henry Wray, is Government Performance and Results: An Evaluation of GPRA’s First Decade. Previously, he was Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission. He also served as Senior Economist for the Joint Economic Committee of the United States Congress. Dr. Ellig received his BA in economics from Xavier University and his MA and PhD in economics from George Mason University.
José A. Gómez-Ibáñez is Derek C. Bok Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy at Harvard University, where he holds a joint appointment at the Graduate School of Design and the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He teaches courses in economics, infrastructure, and transportation policy in both schools. His research interests are in transportation, infrastructure, and economic development, and he has authored or edited a half-dozen books including Regulating
Infrastructure: Monopoly, Contracts and Discretion; Going Private: The International Experience with Transport Privatization; and Regulation for Revenue: The Political Economy of Land Use Exactions. He serves as the faculty cochair of the Infrastructure in a Market Economy Executive Program at the Kennedy School. Since 2007, he has been Chair of the Social and Urban Policy Area at the Kennedy School. He has been the Faculty Chair of the Masters in Urban Planning Program at the Design School (2001–2004), of the Masters in Public Policy Program at the Kennedy School (1996–1998), of doctoral programs at the Design School (1992–1995), and of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the Design School (1984–1988). He has been a member of several NRC committees and chaired two: the Committee for the Study on the Relationships Among Development Patterns, Vehicle Miles Traveled, and Energy and the Committee for the Study of Public Policy for Surface Freight Transportation. Dr. Gómez-Ibáñez received an AB in government and an MPP and a PhD in public policy from Harvard University.
Anne V. Goodchild is Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington. She is also Director of the Freight Mobility Lab and Associate Director of the Freight Operations Research Program for Transportation Northwest. Her research interests lie in logistics and freight transportation, with a particular enthusiasm for maritime transportation and port operations. In her research she has evaluated strategies to improve port efficiency, the relationships between goods movement operations and air quality, the effect of new technologies on freight transportation system productivity, and the impact of travel time variability on goods movement. Her primary areas of study are containerized cargo, marine terminals, and international borders. Before returning to graduate school she worked in consulting in North America and Europe. She evaluated new products and transportation services by using mathematical modeling techniques including discrete choice modeling, optimal routing and scheduling, and simulation. She is the Chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Intermodal Freight Transport and was a member of the TRB Committee for Adapting Freight Models and Traditional
Freight Data Programs for Performance Measurement. Dr. Goodchild holds a PhD and an MS in civil and environmental engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a BS in mathematics from the University of California at Davis.
Wesley W. Wilson is Professor of Economics at the University of Oregon. He has published widely in the areas of transportation, industrial organization, trade, labor, agriculture, and applied econometrics. He is the Managing Editor of Economic Inquiry, a former President of the Transportation and Public Utilities Group of the American Economic Association, a member of the Inland Waterway and Agricultural Transportation Committees of TRB, a former President of the Agricultural Chapter of the Transportation Research Forum, and an Affiliated Faculty Member with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute and Christensen Associates. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of the Transportation Research Forum and Maritime Policy and Management, a member of the Board of Editors for the Review of Industrial Organization and Transport Policy, and a former member of the Editorial Board of Agribusiness: An International Journal. From 2003 through 2009, he was a Technical Adviser to the Navigation and Economics Technologies Program of the Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He has received a variety of grants, most notably from the National Science Foundation (with Bruce Blonigen) to examine the effects of trade policy in steel markets. He holds a BS in business administration from the University of North Dakota and an MA and a PhD in economics from Washington State University.
Frank A. Wolak is Holbrook Working Professor of Commodity Price Studies in the Department of Economics, Stanford University. His fields of specialization are industrial organization and econometric theory. His recent work involves methods for introducing competition into infrastructure industries—telecommunications, electricity, water delivery, and postal delivery services—and for assessing the impacts of these competition policies on consumer and producer welfare. From 1998 through 2011, he was the Chair of the Market Surveillance
Committee of the California Independent System Operator. He is a visiting scholar at the University of California Energy Institute and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He directs the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He is a member of the Emissions Market Advisory Committee for California’s market for greenhouse gas emissions allowances. Dr. Wolak received a BS from Rice University and an SM in applied mathematics and a PhD in economics from Harvard University.
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