Dr. Kevin E. Cahill
Kevin specializes in the economics of aging, labor economics, and statistical methods.
Ph.D. Economics, Boston College
M.A. Economics, Boston College
B.A. Mathematics and Economics (with honors), Rutgers College
Kevin is a project director in ECONorthwest's Boise office and a research economist at the Center on Aging & Work at Boston College. Kevin has published on various topics related to applied microeconomics and is known nationally for his research on labor market transitions using the Health and Retirement Study, a large nationally-representative dataset of older Americans. His current projects examine patterns of labor force withdrawal, including bridge job employment, phased retirement, and re-entry, retirement income, occupational changes later in life, and the role of employer-provided pensions in the retirement decisions of older workers. Kevin actively presents his work at academic conferences and workshops across the country and internationally. In addition to his research, Kevin consults in a variety of industries including health care, pharmaceuticals, and banking and testifies in court as an expert witness.
Kevin is a member of the American Economics Association, the Gerontological Society of America, and the Western Economics Association, and currently serves as an ad hoc reviewer for The Gerontologist, The Journal of Human Resources, Research on Aging, The Journal of Applied Gerontology, and other academic journals. Prior to joining ECONorthwest, Kevin was a manager at Analysis Group, a national economic consulting firm based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Challenges and Opportunities of Living and Working Longer (September 2017)
Recent Expert Testimony
Arbitration between the City of Portland and the Portland Fire Fighters’ Association, opinion as to the generosity of the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP) relative to firefighters’ pension benefits in comparable cities, testimony taken in arbitration, September 26, 2017.
James Moffat and Gayle Moffat vs. Cedar Grove Composting, Inc., loss of use and enjoyment of property proceeding, Superior Court for Snohomish County, State of Washington, opinion as to defendant’s positive economic impacts and achievement of stated public policy goals, testimony taken in trial, April 3, 2017.
Mobilitie, LLC Petition for Declaratory Ruling before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the Matter of Promoting Broadband for All Americans by Prohibiting Excessive Charges for Access to Public Rights of Way, WT Docket No. 16-421, opinion as the economics of local government right of way fees, written testimony submitted to the FCC, March 8, 2017; reply declaration submitted to the FCC, April 7, 2017.
Application by TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP for a Permit to Construct Keystone XL Pipeline, Before the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) of the State of South Dakota, rebuttal testimony on behalf of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe regarding the socioeconomic analysis contained in the U.S. Department of State’s Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL Pipeline Project, testimony taken in Pierre, SD in front of the PUC, August 3, 2015.
Multnomah County vs. Conway Construction Company, et al., bridge construction damages proceeding, Multnomah County Circuit Court, Oregon, opinion as to plaintiff’s economic damages due to the installation of defective bridge decking, testimony taken in trial, February 25, 2015.
KForce vs. Brett Oxenhandler, et al., business damages proceeding, United States District Court, Western District of Washington at Seattle, opinion as to plaintiff’s calculation of economic damages, testimony taken in deposition, February 5, 2015.
State of Oregon, ex rel. John Kroger, Attorney General vs. AU Optronics Corporation, et al., TFT-LCD antitrust litigation, United States District Court, Northern District of California at San Francisco, opinion as to the apportionment of damages across purchaser and product groups, testimony taken in deposition, August 11, 2014.
Dr. Michael Wilkerson
Mike specializes in economic analysis, modeling, and real estate analysis.
Ph.D. Economics and Politics, Claremont Graduate University
M.A. International Political Economy, Claremont Graduate University
B.A. Economics, Whittier College
Dr. Wilkerson is a Senior Economist at ECONorthwest and brings over 10 years of private-sector experience as an economic consultant and as an analyst in the financial services industry. His areas of expertise include econometrics and applied microeconomics in the fields of real estate, transportation and urban economics. He has applied expertise in projects involving housing market analysis, development feasibility studies, economic impact analysis, regional and micro economic forecasting, benefit-cost analysis, and litigation support and expert testimony. Recently completed projects utilizing spatial-temporal models measured the price impacts and development outcomes of public transit systems as well as modeling the impact of density bonuses as part of inclusionary zoning incentive policy. He is also a subject area expert on credit unions, working regularly with local associations and individual credit unions around the country. Michael is currently an adjunct professor of economics at Portland State University.
Dr. Mark Buckley
Mark specializes in natural resource and environmental economics.
Ph.D. Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
B.A. Economics, Davidson College
Mark Buckley develops economic models and analytical methods for planning and behavior involving water resources and land management. In particular, he combines microeconomic and game-theoretic techniques with competence in the biophysical aspects of natural systems. Dr. Buckley specializes in bringing an intuitive approach to understanding individual and group incentives to account for decision-making in policy design. His work addresses benefits of watershed-scale river restoration in Utah; improving urban water quality with green infrastructure; adapting water resources to climate change in Hawaii; cost-effective approaches to policy and finance for restoring Puget Sound; water quality trading in the Lake Tahoe Basin; levee setbacks and restoration on the Green River in King County, WA; analyses of cost and risk reduction for large wildfires; landscape-scale restoration in the Sacramento River Valley; coordinating agriculture with development and habitat goals along the Skagit River; water planning with reclaimed water for King County, Washington; and development of tools for communities to select appropriate water portfolios in coastal California. He has also developed natural resource valuation tools for the Jamaican national government with funding from UNDP. Buckley has published research in peer-reviewed journals and edited books, and served as an adjunct professor for environmental economics at Portland State University.
Morgan specializes in land use and redevelopment policy, planning, and finance.
M.A. Urban and Regional Planning, Portland State University
B.S. Biology, University of Puget Sound
Certificate in Commercial Real Estate Development, University of Washington
Morgan Shook is a senior policy and economic analyst interested in innovative economic development strategy related to real estate, transportation, and infrastructure planning. His expertise in economic, fiscal, market, GIS, and demographic analysis has been applied to financial and policy projects for cities, counties, and ports across the State. Morgan currently serves on the Seattle Planning Commission. He is currently AICP-certified.
Dr. Ralph Mastromonaco
Ralph specializes in environmental and economic policy and econometrics.
Ph.D. Economics, Duke University
M.A. Economics, Duke University
B.S.B.A Finance, University of Pittsburgh
B.A. Economics, University of Pittsburgh
Ralph joined ECONorthwest as Director of Analytics and Senior Economist in 2016. He is responsible for overseeing and enhancing the firm’s technical and analytic capabilities. He specializes in environmental economics and policy and has applied these skills on projects related to non-market valuation of environmental quality and public goods. Ralph is an expert in econometric methods and is fluent in modern scientific computing techniques. Prior to joining ECONorthwest, Ralph was an assistant professor of economics at the University of Oregon, where his research focused on environmental policy and non-market valuation. Ralph is a member of the American Economic Association and the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
Kristin specializes in environmental economics and litigation support.
M.P.A. Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon
M.C.R.P. Community and Regional Planning, University of Oregon
B.S. Biology, University of Utah
Kristin joined ECONorthwest in 2000. She specializes in environmental economics and public policy. Using spreadsheet, database, and GIS software, she studies natural resource policy, planning, and economics; analyzes the benefits and costs of policies and decisions; calculates economic damages; and provides litigation support. Kristin has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, presented at academic conferences, and provided expert testimony.
Ed specializes in environmental economics and litigation support.
M.S. Agricultural Economics and International Agricultural Development, University of California at Davis
B.S. Soil Science, Oregon State University
Ed has been with ECONorthwest since 1990. He specializes in assessing the economic effects of public policies that affect natural-resource management. He also has extensive experience in litigation support, working on cases involving antitrust, intellectual property, right-of-way, and healthcare topics. Ed currently serves on the Hydrology Subcommittee of the Sustainable Sites Initiative, where he helped develop the guidelines and performance benchmarks for the “SITES” rating system. He regularly presents to regional and national conferences, including presentations to the national low-impact development conference, a national review panel convened by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and has been a featured speaker at the annual training sessions organized by the Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) group. Before joining ECONorthwest, Ed studied as a Fulbright Scholar at the Energy Studies Unit of the University of Strathclyde.