I am a senior economist with extensive experience in urban and regional economics and transportation policy analysis. My consulting work includes performing economic impact and feasibility studies of several highway, mass transit, and toll-road projects. My research interests focus on the key role transportation infrastructure investments play in fostering economic development and affecting residential location patterns in urban and rural areas. I also conduct research on advanced transportation demand management (TDM) predictive evaluation methods. I am the developer of TRIMMS™ (Trip Reduction Impacts of Mobility Management Strategies), a sketch-planning application to evaluate the societal costs and benefits of a broad range of TDM strategies.
I have a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of South Florida, with a field specialization in Urban Economics and Applied Econometrics, and a Doctoral degree in Political Sciences, with a field specialization in Macroeconomics from the Universitá degli Studi di Sassari, Italy.