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Michael J. Orlando is an Economic Advisors Principal Consultant and Adjunct Professor of Finance at Tulane University.

He began his career with Shell Oil Company, providing reservoir engineering and economic evaluation expertise for oil and gas exploration and development projects in the Gulf of Mexico.  He also worked as an environmental engineer, ensuring environmental compliance and managing the Company's relationship to a listed Superfund site.

Dr. Orlando later served as a Research Economist in the Federal Reserve System, and then as Vice President and Branch Executive of the Fed's Denver Branch.  He was responsible for regional economic research, energy markets analysis, policy advising, and public communication.  Dr. Orlando also worked as Vice President for Research and Product Development at a business analytics firm, guiding media measurement algorithm development and validation.

Dr. Orlando's research spans a range of topics in applied microeconomics.  He has published work on corporate governance, financial regulatory policy, the economics of payments networks, the geography and industrial demography of innovation, and energy and environmental policy.  He is also a practiced teacher, has developed courses in economics, finance, and energy business strategy, and has co-authored a textbook on money and banking.

Dr. Orlando holds degrees in economics from Washington University in St. Louis, in business administration from Tulane University, and in petroleum and natural gas engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.

For complete bibliographic information and links to Dr. Orlando's publications, see http://home.comcast.net/~michael.j.orlando.

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