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Economic researcher and consultant

Boston, MA
December 21, 2020

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Noah Silver

Los Angeles, CA 480-***-**** Education

University of Southern California

Master of Public Policy, Environmental Policy Analysis and Applied Econometrics ~ GPA: 3.75 May 2021

• Dean’s Merit Scholar, Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow Bachelor of Arts, Political Economy ~ Magna Cum Laude May 2020 Minor in Statistics

• National Merit Scholar, Renaissance Scholar, Presidential Scholar, Dean’s List

• Undergraduate Student Government Senator, USC Hillel Executive Leadership Board, Sigma Alpha Mu, Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society, USC Climbing Team Work Experience

Arizona State University Center for Environmental Economics and Sustainability Policy Tempe, AZ (remote) Consultant – Energy Policy Innovation Council August 2020 – Present

• Contributing consultant on a sustainability audit of a major Canadian utility providing water, wastewater, and electricity in Arizona

Research Assistant to Dr. Michael Hanemann May 2020 – Present

• RA on econometric research project to assess the economic cost of increasing soil dryness in the Midwest and East Coast

• Coded web scraping algorithm in R to build a database of Federal Reserve county GDP data for all counties in all 50 states (rvest, pdfetch, purrr, and openxlsx packages)

• Wrote code in R to append USGS irrigation data to county attribute data (readxl and openxlsx packages) University of Southern California Center for Economic Development Los Angeles, CA Research Assistant September 2018 – May 2020

• Prepared reports for defense-impacted manufacturers advising methods to improve branding and succession, access to capital, and overall competitiveness as part of a Department of Defense grant on workforce development in Southern California

Economic & Planning Systems, Inc. Los Angeles, CA

Research Analyst June 2019 – December 2019

• Contributed to financial analysis, pro forma analysis, and report writing for a metropolitan district funding proposal in a Colorado New Urbanist community

• Assessed property tax burdens and energy market trends for a California solar field developer

• Researched habitat conservation planning for a Northern California county

• Provided real estate market and municipal finance advisory services for transit-oriented development in a Northern California town

• Managed a research study on downtown revitalization in Los Angeles County. The study was accepted for presentation at the International Downtown Association's 2020 West Coast Urban District Forum Projects

• Cost-Benefit Analysis of Proposed Bus Fare Elimination Policy in Austin, TX

• Trade Implications of Climate Change in United States Ports

• Meeting Water Supply Challenges in the Colorado River Basin

• Combatting Caribbean Coral Reef Degradation

Skills and Languages

• Microsoft Excel (including coding macros), Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Planner

• Econometric skills (R, SPSS, Stata): Propensity score methods, regression discontinuity, synthetic control method, instrumental variables, panel data methods, hedonic pricing, cost-benefit analysis, Monte Carlo analysis, DCF valuation, NPV analysis

• Academic interests and experience: Carbon markets, land use, energy, fisheries, open-access goods

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