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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

Evaluating welfare improvements from changes in homeland security policies
Mansfield, C., Finkelstein, E., Wood, D., & Rowe, B. (Mar 2013)
Is a public health framework the cure for cyber security? — CrossTalk
Rowe, B., Halpern, M., & Lentz, T. (Nov 2012)
Cyber security test bed. Project summary
Rowe, B., Ladd, K., Scheper, C., Kaydos-Daniels, S.C., Piskin, K., & Myers, J. (Oct 2012)
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