||Douglas A. Rae
Master of Arts, 1974 - Economics, Otago University, Denedin, New Zealand
Bachelor of Arts -cum laude, 1968 - Political Economics, Williams College
Twenty five years of research, consulting, and project management experience applied to environmental and natural resource policy, regulatory issues, competitive analysis, and consumer market research in the United States and abroad. Mr. Rae has applied the techniques of benefit-cost and economic impact analysis to assess the feasibility of projects to develop hydroelectricity, fisheries, minerals, and pollution control facilities. He has measured the economic impacts of environmental and health regulations for asbestos, lead, cadmium, and other toxic substances on various industries, conducted studies of natural resource damages caused by pollution from hazardous waste sites and prepared testimony for use in litigation. Mr. Rae has quantified externality damages associated with air emissions, water consumption, wastewater discharge, and land use by fossil fuel, nuclear, and RDF powerplants in studies for utilities in Massachusetts and New York. He has conducted quantitative studies of acid precipitation damage to statues and historic buildings due to acidic aerosols as a principal investigator for National acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP). Mr. Rae pioneered the use of probability-based contingent valuation methods using survey data to quantify the benefits of health, visibility, and odor reduction in assessing the proper level of environmental regulations and standards for point and mobile source air pollutants, assessed the magnitude of pollutant damages to air, water, and land resources in comparative risk studies for EPA Regions 4 and 6, and developed a scorable negotiation exercise to facilitate the siting of facilities to dispose of low-level radioactive wastes for power plants, hospitals, and other generators.
- Three years with the U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Malaysian Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Kuala Kedah, Malaysia
- Three years as an Economics Instructor, Marist College and Southland Polytechnic Institute, Invercargill, New Zealand.
- Two years as a Staff Economist with Curran Associates, Inc., Northampton, MA.
- Nine years and a Senior Research Associate , Charles River Associates, Inc. Boston, MA.
- Fourteen years as and independent Environmental Economist and Market Research Consultant
- Consultant to National Park Service on quantifying economic impacts of visitors to parks and historic sites
- Principal Investigator, National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program, Task Group G. Damages to Materials
- Consultant and Mediator with the Public Disputes Program, Harvard Negotiation Project on disputes over siting locally unwanted facilities
- Consultants Register, Conservation for Development, The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland
- Massachusetts Acid Rain Research Advisory Committee
- Consultant to numerous private companies engaged in survey-based market research
Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
American Arbitration Association
Boston Computer Society
REPORTS AND PROFESSIONAL PAPERS
Rae, Douglas A. 1995 Economics Impacts of Visitors to National Park Service Units, North Atlantic Region. Draft Report. National Park Service, North Atlantic Region, Boston, MA, April
Abt Associates, Inc. 1995. Amendment to AHERA: Regulatory Impact Analysis. Draft Report. Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. February.
Rae, Douglas A. 1994. Ellis Island Bridge and Access Alternative. Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island, Economic Impact Analysis. Draft Final Report. National Park Service, Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island, New York, NY. December 15.
Rowe, Robert, Carolyn Lang, Lori Bird, Mac Callaway, Lauri Chestnut, Monica Eldridge, Doug Latimer, James Murdoch, Joel Ostro, Angela Patterson, and Douglas Rae. 1993. Task 3 Draft Methodology Report, New York Environmental Externalities Cost Study, Volumes I, II, and III, Empire Electric Energy Research Corporation, New York, NY. March.
Eastern Resources Group. 1992. Evaluation of Economic Incentives in Regulating Toxic Substances Draft Report. Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. November.
Abt Associates, Inc. 1992. Interim Rule to Revise the Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan Economic Impact Analysis. Final Report. Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. October.
Putnam, Hayes & Bartlett, Inc. 1989. Impacts of Incineration Facilities on Property Values. Clean Harbors, Inc. Braintree, MA. May 12.
Putnam, Hayes & Bartlett, Inc. 1989. Impacts of a Proposed OSHA Standard for Airborne Cadmium. The Cadmium Council, New York, NY. March.
Larcau. Thomas and Douglas Rae. 1989. "Valuing WTP for Diesel Odor Reductions: An Application of Contingent Ranking Techniques", Southern Economic Journal, January. pp. 728- 742.
Putnam, Hayes & Bartlett, Inc. 1988 Testimony of Dr. Kenneth Wise, Impacts on Property Values in Niagara Falls, NY form Operation of the CECOS, Inc. Hazardous Waste Landfill, New York State Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Commission, Hearings on CECOS, Inc. Application for a Permit to Expand their Niagara Falls Hazardous Waste Landfill Facility. November.
Putnam, Hayes & Bartlett, Inc. 1988. Testimony of Charles Queenan, Need for a Hazardous Waste Landfill Facility in New York State. New York State Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Commission, Hearings on CECOS, Inc. Application for a Permit to Expand their Niagara Falls Hazardous Waste Landfill Facility. September.
Rae, Douglas A. 1988. "Book Review: Resolving Locational Conflict, by Robert W. Lake (ed..)," Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 27, No. 3. August. pp. 486-487.
Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation. 1985. Siting Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Facilities, A Scorable Negotiation Simulation. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN. March.
Rae, Douglas A. 1984. "Benefits of Improving Visual Air Quality in the Eastern United States." Chapter 6, in Systems Applications, Inc., Visibility and Air Quality Benefits of Sulfur Dioxide Emissions Controls in the Eastern United States, Volume 1. Office of Policy Analysis, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, SYAPP-83/248. September
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