Eric G. O’Rear
Eric’s research primarily focuses on early-stage technology deployment and economic analyses. His areas of expertise include energy/environmental policy analysis, energy system modeling, as well as building sustainability and resilience.
Prior to joining Rhodium, Eric was a Lead Economist with the MITRE Corporation, where he conducted economic research for a wide range of federal sponsors. Before that, he worked as a Research Economist in the Applied Economics Office at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where he assisted in the development of tools capable of gauging the sustainable performance of U.S. residential and commercial buildings. Eric has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics with a specialty in Energy and Natural Resource Economics from Purdue University.