Dr. Robison is EMSI’s co-founder and senior economist with 30 years of international and domestic experience. He is recognized for theoretical work blending regional input-output and central place theory, and for development of community-level input-output analysis. A retrospective citations study listed him 18th among 100 “intellectual leaders of regional science” for the decade of the nineties (Papers in Regional Science, 83(1), 2004). Prior to co-founding EMSI he served 10 years as faculty member and consultant to the University of Idaho, producing a wide array of grants and contract research. Dr. Robison specializes in economic impact analysis, regional data development, and custom-crafted community and broader area input-output models. His client list includes a diverse mix of state and federal government agencies and private industry.
Dr. Christophersen is EMSI’s co-founder and senior economist with over 28 years of long- and short-term international experience as an economic analyst and modeler in Africa, Asia, the Near East, Europe, the Caribbean, and the U.S. His list of clients includes USAID, The World Bank, African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, FAO, and several private clients in the US. For these clients, he has served as team leader on many assignments to carry out activities such as economic modeling, project appraisal, assessments, planning, design and evaluation, feasibility and recurrent cost studies, and training in economic and financial analysis. He earned his PhD in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics in 1974 at Washington State University, and is currently president of EMSI.
Mrs. Crapuchettes is EMSI’s VP of Consulting Services. Since joining the firm in 2000, she has collaborated on more than 900 Economic Impact Studies (EIS) for higher education institutions in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia. In addition to the EIS, Mrs. Crapuchettes has worked on a variety of projects, including two nationwide analyses of the socioeconomic impacts of community colleges and technical institutes in the US and Canada, and, more recently, conversion of the EIS model to accommodate the Further Education (FE) sector in the UK and the Technical and Further Education (TAFE) sector in Australia.
Mr. Galloway is an economist and consulting manager with EMSI who specializes in conducting regional economic impact analysis, modeling, regression analysis, forecasting, spatial statistical analysis and time series analysis. In the last year, he has completed several projects focused on career pathway modeling, regional planning, economic impacts and education planning. More recent work has focused on assisting local, regional, state and national organizations in understanding workforce needs, career transition possibilities and education program linkages. Mr. Galloway has further completed independent research on classifying and quantifying regional knowledge and innovation economies through analysis of workforce, education and industry components.
Mr. Nadreau is a research economist at EMSI. While his specialty is in abstract and linear algebras, his consulting work has focused largely on cluster theory, human capital, and international trade. Mr. Nadreau’s thesis research at the University of Idaho focuses on the public investment and benefit/cost analysis of postsecondary education. He was awarded the coveted Iddings fellowship for his work on optimal public investments and tuition levels for community and technical colleges. He has also done work revolving around agricultural policies and regional development. Prior to joining EMSI, Mr. Nadreau received a bachelor’s degree in theoretical mathematics from the University of Idaho.
Ms. Brown is a consultant at EMSI. She primarily works on Economic Impact Studies (EIS) for community colleges in the US. Recently she completed EIS for a majority of community colleges in Washington, and she is currently performing EIS for all community colleges in Colorado. In addition, Ms. Brown contributes to the background research and writing for other consulting projects, such as workforce gap analyses and regional cluster economic analyses. Ms. Brown earned her bachelor’s degree in economics and international studies from the University of Idaho prior to joining EMSI.
Mr. Wright is senior editor and communications manager at EMSI. He manages web content and serves as a writer and editor for a range of workforce, education, and economic development consulting projects. Mr. Wright joined EMSI in 2008 after writing for various news publications. He graduated from the University of Idaho in 2004 with bachelor degrees in journalism and history.