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Brent R. Rowe

Senior Economist

Brent Rowe is a senior economist with expertise in the evaluation of innovative technologies, the development of economic impact models, and the analysis of technology and security policies. Mr. Rowe has led numerous studies looking at issues surrounding the adoption of new technologies and standards by such industries as semiconductors, biotechnology, information technology, and nuclear energy. He has particular expertise in assessing the economic factors—e.g. incentives and disincentives—associated with cyber security and border security. Mr. Rowe has presented his work at numerous conferences and has published articles in a variety of journals, as well as coauthoring a book entitled Cyber Security: Economic Strategies and Public Policy Alternative.


MS, Economics, NC State University; BS, Economics, NC State University; BS, Electrical Engineering, NC State University.

Latest Publications

Muralidharan, A., Elledge, M.F., Krishnan, S., Hartmann, M., & Rowe, B. (November 2015). Bring the change you want to see: Scripting women and girls into India’s urban sanitation actions: RTI Press Publication No. PB-0009-1511. Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI Press.
Hartmann, M., Krishnan, S., Rowe, B., Hossain, A., & Elledge, M. (February 2015). Gender-responsive sanitation solutions in urban India: RTI Press Publication No. RB-0009-1502. Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI Press.
O'Connor, A.C., & Rowe, B.R. (2013). Public–private partnership to develop technology infrastructure: A case study of the economic returns of DNA diagnostics. In Antonelli, C., Link, A.N. & Metcalfe, S. (Eds.), Technology Infrastructure . New York, NY: Routledge.
Mansfield, C., Finkelstein, E., Wood, D., & Rowe, B. (Mar 2013). Evaluating welfare improvements from changes in homeland security policies. Research Triangle Park, NC: Institute for Homeland Security Solutions.
Rowe, B., Halpern, M., & Lentz, T. (2012). Is a public health framework the cure for cyber security?. CrossTalk, 25 (6):30-38.
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  • Technology Adoption and Diffusion
  • Economics of Cyber Security
  • Technology Infrastructure