Economic and Human Dimensions Research Associates is a small but high-powered analytical team based in Tucson, Arizona. The group specializes in assessments of state and regional energy initiatives and greenhouse gas emission reduction programs for their long-term contribution to a more robust and sustainable economy. Collaborations of late include analytical work for San Diego County (California) in the development of a comprehensive renewable energy plan, and also for the Metropolitan Region of Rotterdam and Den Haag (MRDH) in the crafting of what the Dutch refer to as the Third Industrial Revolution Roadmap Next Economy. Other recent efforts involved assessments for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the International Energy Agency based in Paris, and ongoing work with the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).
The team builds on the experience of John Laitner whose expertise includes energy technology and policy assessments, resource benefit-cost analyses, studies on resource costs and constraints, the study of long-term economic and technology trends, and valuations of the net employment and macroeconomic impacts of energy and climate innovation scenarios. While a young firm, Laitner is a 46-year veteran in the energy and climate policy arenas with extensive publications to his credit. Both Laitner and the team have provided studies, regional assessments, lectures and technical seminars in diverse places as Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Netherlands, Russia, South Africa, and Spain as well as many jurisdictions within the United States.