Gale Allen Boyd

Gale Allen Boyd

Associate Research Professor in the Social Science Research Institute

External Address: 
261 Gross Hall, Box 90989, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
(919) 660-6892

Gale Boyd is an Associate Research Professor in the Social Science Research Institute, Department of Economics, and Network Faculty Member of the Energy Initiative at Duke University. He is the Director of the Triangle Federal Statistical Research Data Center; conducting research using confidential data collected by the U.S. Federal Statistical System for almost 30 years.  Prior to joining Duke University, Gale was an economist at Argonne National Laboratory. His career has been primarily in industrial energy/environmental economics. 

Recent studies include using the non-public Census micro-data and other non-pubic data from industry and trade associations on energy, environmental, and productivity related issues for industrial energy efficiency and related energy/environmental policy research. Recent research includes preparing statistical benchmarks of energy performance in manufacturing plants, or Energy Performance Indicators (EPI), is supported by the EPA ENERGY STAR program and is used by industry for energy management and public recognition from ENERGY STAR.  Studies of the implications and causes of industry energy and total factor productivity distributions on management practices and environmental policy are in progress.

Education

  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University 1984

Boyd, G., M. Doolin, E. Dutrow, and S. Zhang. “A new benchmark of energy performance for energy management in U.S. and Canadian integrated steel plants.” Aistech  Iron and Steel Technology Conference Proceedings 3 (January 1, 2016): 2835–48. Open Access Copy

Boyd, G., and Y. Guo. “Energy performance indicator for integrated mills.” Paper360 9, no. 2 (January 1, 2014): 26–29.

Boyd, G. A., and E. M. Curtis. “Evidence of an "Energy-Management Gap" in U.S. manufacturing: Spillovers from firm management practices to energy efficiency.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 68, no. 3 (January 1, 2014): 463–79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeem.2014.09.004. Full Text

Dutrow, E., W. Tunnessen, and G. Boyd. “Measuring and encouraging energy efficiency.” Glass International 35, no. 9 (October 1, 2012): 15–16.

Boyd, G. “A statistical approach to plant-level energy benchmarks and baselines: A manufacturing-plant energy performance indicator.” Society of Petroleum Engineers  Carbon Management Technology Conference 2012 1 (May 18, 2012): 150–63.

Pages

Boyd, G. “A statistical approach to plant-level energy benchmarks and baselines: A manufacturing-plant energy performance indicator.” In Carbon Management Technology Conference 2012, 799–806, 2012.

Selected Grants

What Policies Drive Entrepreneurship? An Exploration Using Microdata awarded by Wake Forest University (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2021

Energy Star for Industry certification in North America awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2020

Building Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Industrial Sector awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2019

Industrial Energy Efficiency: The Role of Management Practices and Public Policy awarded by Wake Forest University (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2018

Building Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Industrial Sector - Phase 2 awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2018

Energy Star for Industry certification in North America awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2018

Building Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Industrial Sector awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2018

Energy Efficiency in North American Manufacturing - Phase 2 awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2017

Energy Efficiency in North American Manufacturing awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2016

Building Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Industrial Sector awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2007 to 2016