Employment History

Thomas/Lane & Associates

San Juan, Puerto Rico and Seattle, Washington
1985 - present

Consultant to Director
Office of Economic Research, The Economic Development Administration of Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico
1984 - 1985

Professor of Economics
University of Alaska Institute of Social and Economic Research

Anchorage, Alaska

Lane/Langley & Associates, Economic Consultants

Seattle, Washington
1979 - 1981

Senior Economist/Policy Analyst
The White House Conference on Balanced National Growth and Economic Development

Washington, DC

Human Resources Planning Institute, Incorporated

Seattle, Washington
1969 - 1977

Consulting Services Corporation

Seattle, Washington
1967 - 1968

Assistant Professor of Economics
University of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1967 - 1968


Ph.D., Economics, University of Washington
M.A., Economics, University of Illinois
B.A., Economics, Temple University

Awards and Honors

Board of Directors, Western Regional Science Association
President, Western Regional Science Association
Trustee, Pacific Regional Science Coordinating Organization
Who's Who in America: Finance & Industry

Professional Affiliations

The American Economic Association
Pacific Regional Science Coordinating Organization
Western Regional Science Association

Selected Publications

The Role of Regional Science in Economics
Annals of Regional Science, volume 26, number 2

Civil Tiltrotor Aircraft and Economic Development (with Larry Alton)
Vertiflight, volume 36, number 3

Economic Development, Industrial Attraction and the Emerging International Division of Labor
Puerto Rico Business Review, (Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico), volume 11, number 4

The Policy Implications of Repealing Internal Revenue Code Section 936 on Puerto Rico Economic Growth
Contained in Puerto Rico's Political Status (An Americas Society Book), edited by Pamela S. Falk

Developing America's Northern Frontier
University Press of America, Editor

The Demand for Labor in Alaska
Occasional Paper, Number 16, Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska

Industrial and Occupational Employment in Alaska
Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska

The Urban Base Multiplier: An Evaluation of the State of the Art
Land Economics, volume 42, number 3

Regional Housing Market Demand Functions (with Charles M. Tiebout)
Studies in Regional Income and Product Accounts, Warner Hirsch, Editor

Representative Assignments

Consultant to the cities of Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Normandy Park and Tukwila to assess the socio-economic impacts of the proposed third runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and recommend warranted mitigation policies. Analysis assumed identified equity disparities between the geographic distribution of benefits and costs and recommended appropriate mitigation.

Consultant to the Aviation Division, Illinois DOT, on the commercial feasibility of operating a system of vertical lift tiltrotor aircraft. Assignment included evaluation of the impact tiltrotor aircraft would have on noise levels surrounding vertiports located in Chicago metropolitan area.

Assignment for the Puerto Rico Ports Authority to develop a (vector auto regressive) statistical model able to simulate a 20 year historical time series on enplanements, operations and cargo movements; and to use the model to generate forecasts for San Juan International Airport and Mayaguez Regional Airport as the basis for their master plan updates.

Expert witness for a consortium of major scheduled airlines in two cases seeking relief from personal business property tax policies in Washington and Oregon, under remedies provided for under  the federal Tax Equity and Financial Responsibility Act (TEFRA).

Consultant to AMAX Mining Company to direct an analysis of the socio-economic impacts of developing a molybdenum-tin mine on the Colville Indian Reservation, including the impacts on employment opportunities, income generation, and housing demand and supply conditions on the reservation.

Project director for a socio-economic analysis of the impacts that constructing a coal fired power plant would have on the residents of Creston, Washington. Assignment was for Washington Water  Power Company, and included evaluating income, employment, land value, housing, and quality of life impacts.

Directed a study of alternative methods and techniques for creating jobs and directing employment opportunities to areas of Washington State experiencing above average rates of unemployment. The study identified policy alternatives related to using financial incentives to achieve targeted program impacts.

Consultant on industrial/commercial redevelopment of properties in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands on assignments from the territorial development agencies, including the use of government tax incentives, the creation of innovative financing mechanisms, leasing/land-rent policies, and the identification of strategies to attract potential major tenants.