Nancy H. Mantell
expertise: economic modeling, economic forecasts, economic indicators, state economy
Nancy H. Mantell, is the Director of CUPR's Rutgers Economic Advisory
Service (R/ECON), an economic forecasting service available to government
and business subscribers. As Director of R/ECON, Dr. Mantell has developed
a set of economic forecasting models of the State of New Jersey. The models
are used to produce forecasts for the state and its subregions on a quarterly
basis. At Rutgers, Dr. Mantell has also been principal investigator on a number
of studies dealing primarily with fiscal policy and economic impact issues in
New Jersey and New York.
Dr. Mantell has also been
associated with WEFA, Inc. and Urbanomics. During her tenure at WEFA, she built
models of New York State, New York City,and New Jersey for short-term forecasting
of the economy and tax revenues. She also worked with WEFA's large-scale model
of the New York region in doing simulations to evaluate the economic consequences
of several large projects in New York.
In association with Urbanomics,
Dr. Mantell worked on a variety of projects dealing with regional economic development.
These included the development of employment and demographic projections for
New York City; Orange County, New York; various counties in New Jersey; Fulton
County, Georgia; and the 31-county New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan
area. Most recently, she developed a model and forecasts of bridge and tunnel
traffic and revenues for the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority
to use in its evaluation of E-Z Pass, and a cost benefit analysis of New Jersey's
Urban Enterprise Zone.
Dr. Mantell was educated
at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her B.A. in economics in 1966
and her M.A. and Ph.D. in business and applied economics in 1969 and 1973, respectively.