Gale Allen Boyd
Associate Research Professor of Economics
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.
- Ph.D., Southern Illinois University 1984
Boyd, G. A., and J. M. Lee. “Measuring plant level energy efficiency and technical change in the U.S. metal-based durable manufacturing sector using stochastic frontier analysis.” Energy Economics 81 (June 1, 2019): 159–74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2019.03.021. Full Text
Dalzell, N. M., G. A. Boyd, and J. P. Reiter. “Creating linked datasets for SME energy-assessment evidence-building: Results from the U.S. Industrial Assessment Center Program.” Energy Policy 111 (December 1, 2017): 95–101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2017.09.013. Full Text
Boyd, G. A. “Comparing the statistical distributions of energy efficiency in manufacturing: meta-analysis of 24 Case studies to develop industry-specific energy performance indicators (EPI).” Energy Efficiency 10, no. 1 (February 1, 2017): 217–38. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12053-016-9450-y. Full Text
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. A. “Estimating the changes in the distribution of energy efficiency in the U.S. automobile assembly industry.” Energy Economics 42 (March 1, 2014): 81–87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2013.11.008. Full Text
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
Boyd, G., and G. Zhang. “Measuring improvement in energy efficiency of the US cement industry with the ENERGY STAR Energy Performance Indicator.” Energy Efficiency 6, no. 1 (January 1, 2013): 105–16. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12053-012-9160-z. 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.
Building Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Industrial Sector awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2020 to 2023
What Policies Drive Entrepreneurship? An Exploration Using Microdata awarded by Wake Forest University (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2021
Building Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Industrial Sector awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2021
Energy Star for Industry certification in North America awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021
Building Energy Efficiency in the U.S. awarded by (Principal Investigator). 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