Rimon Rafiah is a Senior Economic Consultant with Economic Development Research Group (EDR Group). His specialty is the development and enhancement of models and forecasting tools for assessing the use, benefits and costs of transportation projects spanning all modes.
His work at EDR Group has focused on the linkage between transportation forecasting models and the TREDIS (Transportation Economic Development Impact System), and practical applications of the system for clients including the Oregon Business Alliance. Mr. Rafiah has over a decade of work experience in transportation economics, including applications of economic analysis for transportation infrastructure investments around the world.
His work covers benefit/cost analysis, economic performance indicators and development impacts, pavement management systems, and investment optimization under a variety of constraints. He has worked on numerous economic analysis projects for the World Bank, IDB and other funding agencies. His projects have examined economic returns from proposed transportation investments spanning Africa (Mozambique, Uganda, Nigeria), Latin America (Colombia, Ecuadot, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama), the Caribbean (Dominican Republic), Europe (Romania) and Israel, as well as in the US.
He has also worked as an energy economist for studies including the natural gas market, electricity generation and electricity market structure, analysis of economic returns from research and development investment, and economic development impacts. Mr. Rafiah holds a MA in Economics from Tel Aviv University and a BA in Economics from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem.