The modeling and economic policy analyses of R/ECON™ are conducted by Dr. Nancy H. Mantell and Dr. Michael Lahr.
Dr. Nancy H. Mantell has more than thirty-five years of modeling and forecasting experience. She has been at Rutgers since 1991, and was earlier associated with WEFA, Inc., and Urbanomics. With those organizations, she developed models for short-term and long-term forecasting of the economy and tax revenues of New York State, New York City, and New Jersey. She also used WEFA’s large-scale model of the New York region to conduct studies that evaluated the economic consequences of several large projects in New York.
Dr. Michael L. Lahr has thirty years of modeling experience at Rutgers, Battelle Memorial Institute, USDA’s Economic Research Service, and two regional economic consulting firms. During his tenure with these organizations, he helped guide the development of technology-based strategic plans for Fortune 500 firms, estimated the markets for emerging products, worked on several regional economic impact studies, and forecasted the economies of states and metropolitan areas around the country.