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Michael P. Gallaher

Director, Technology, Energy, and the Environment

Michael Gallaher, PhD, has more than 10 years of experience leading projects for NIST, EPA, NSF, and NTIA and other federal agencies modeling the economic impact of new technologies. Dr. Gallaher specializes in developing baseline/counterfactual scenarios from which incremental costs and benefits can be measured, and he has conducted both retrospective and prospective technology assessments. His research has involved assessing the economic implications of technology adoption in the automotive, aerospace, computer hardware and software, chemical, iron and steel, and construction industries. Dr. Gallaher has led the review and redesign of national establishment-level surveys for NSF and EPA and has developed and implemented a wide range of survey methods, including in-person, telephone, mail, and Internet-based surveys.


PhD, Economics, Boston College; MS, Economics, Southern Illinois University; BS, Computer Science, Southern Illinois University; BS, Aerospace Engineering, University of Notre Dame.

Latest Publications

Birur, D.K., Beach, R.H., Loomis, R.J., Gallaher, M.P., & Dayton, D.C. (July 2013). Assessing environmental externalities of transportation fuels: RTI Press Publication No. RB-0004-1306. Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI Press.
Birur, D.K., Beach, R.H., Loomis, R.J., Chipley, S., Gallaher, M.P., & Dayton, D.C. (July 2013). Externalities of transportation fuels: Assessing trade-offs between petroleum and alternatives: RTI Press Publication No. OP-0013-1307. Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI Press.
O'Connor, A.C., Gallaher, M.P., Loomis, R.J., & Casey, S.E. (2013). Estimating avoided environmental emissions and environmental health benefits. In Link, A.N. & Vonortas, N.S. (Eds.), Handbook On The Theory And Practice Of Program Evaluation (pp. 247-290). Norhampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Gallaher, M.P., Link, A.N., Link, A.N., O'Connor, A., & O'Connor, A. (2012). Public Investments in Energy Technology. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd..
Beach, R.H., Cooley, P.C., Duffer, A.P., Gallaher, M.P., Hegedus, L.L., Lesemann, M., Moore, T.H., Pellizzari, E.D., & Temple, D.S. (2011). Viewing America's Energy Future in Three Dimensions: RTI Press Publication No. BK-0006-1106. Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI Press.
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  • Technology Economics
  • R&D Policy Analysis
  • Technology Diffusion and the Environment