I have 40 years of experience and specialize in the field of local economic development with specific knowledge in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy economics, Brownfieldâ€™s and urban redevelopment and public utility rates and regulations. I have published on such topics as Brownfieldâ€™s insurance and contaminated land financing, local economic development policy and the economics of criminal corrections. I have testified 25 times on topics such as utility rates and policies toward ratepayers, Brownfield redevelopment and the costs and benefits of local economic development proposals. I have done extensive comparative work on how business and government policies that appear to be “successes” in some settings fail in others. I have also conducted analyses of how economic and environmental effects are distributed unequally across different populations and ways of addressing the problems.