Gale Allen Boyd

Gale Allen Boyd

Associate Research Professor of Economics

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. He was the Director of the Triangle Federal Statistical Research Data Center from 2006-2020.  Prior to joining Duke University, Gale was an economist at Argonne National Laboratory. His career has been primarily in area of industrial energy/environmental economics. 

His recent work includes 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. His 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 of management practices and environmental policy on industry energy efficiency and total factor productivity 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. 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 Y. Guo. “Energy performance indicator for integrated mills.” Paper360 9, no. 2 (January 1, 2014): 26–29.

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

Energy Star: Building Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Industrial Sector awarded by ICF, Inc. (Principal Investigator). 2020 to 2023

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

Energy Information Administration (EIA) Omnibus Procurement (EOP) IV awarded by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2021

Energy Star for Industry certification in North America awarded by Natural Resources Canada (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021

Building Energy Efficiency in the U.S. awarded by ICF, Inc. (Principal Investigator). 2020

Energy Star: Building Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Industrial Sector awarded by ICF, Inc. (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 ICF, Inc. (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2018

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

Energy Star: Building Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Industrial Sector awarded by ICF, Inc. (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2018

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