Derek Cutler is an Economist at EDR Group, and helps lead the trade economics practice. He brings expertise in managing large datasets, building forecasting analysis tools, and conducting statistical analysis for business and industry research. He has a strong knowledge of industry dynamics a, business strategy, and product development. His work includes the continual development and enhancement of TREDIS simulation modules, and TRED-Plan forecast and risk analysis routines for demographic, business and trade flow analysis. His work on commodity flow and trade patterns includes development of a large NAFTA and US trade flow dataset for the Brookings Institution metropolitan trade studies, and forecasts of future freight flow patterns and logistics productivity effects for Nevada, Arizona and Michigan clients.

Besides trade and freight studies, Mr. Cutler has also conducted benefit cost and impact analysis studies for a wide range of clients including evaluations of: infrastructure adequacy in a changing world (for ASCE), a study of revenue generating mechanisms for freight transportation facilities, and a study of US-Canada trade in the Great Lakes region (for TRB’s freight cooperative research program), analysis of residence and workplace efficiencies (for FHWA), and time series analysis of trade flows and economic benefits of regional road investment (for the Appalachian Regional Commission).

Prior to joining EDR Group, Mr. Cutler worked for the Assistant Secretary of Finance & Infrastructure of Massachusetts, and assisted in policy research at the Beacon Hill Institute. He holds an MS degree in Economic Policy from Suffolk University and BS degree in Economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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