Daniel Miles

Daniel Miles, Ph.D.

Vice President and Associate Principal

Chief Economist, ESI ThoughtLab

Background & Experience

Dr. Daniel Miles leads economic analysis projects across a variety of sectors and industries. Additionally, Dr. Miles is the Chief Economist for ESI ThoughtLab, Econsult Solutions’ thought leadership arm. He is also the firm’s lead EB-5 economist.

Prior to joining ESI, Dr. Miles was a Senior Economist in the New York office of Oxford Economics where he led a multinational team of economists based in New York, Belfast and London. His projects included estimating the economic impacts of laser fusion energy and the size and impacts of the Longevity Economy, analyzing the public/private partnership (PPP) policies of several Asian countries and developing a cigarette market and excise tax forecasting model of the Philippines. At Oxford Economics, Daniel also worked closely with the Thought Leadership team where he was the lead economist on a wide range of projects, including estimating the economic impacts of mobility, data analytics and transformations in the manufacturing sector.

From 2008 to 2011, Daniel was an Associate at Econsult Corporation. During his time at the firm, Daniel contributed to a number of studies, including evaluating the financial feasibility and economic impact of using tolls to finance transportation infrastructure improvements, the preparation of an economic development plan for an older industrial city, estimating the economic value of permanently preserved open space, modeling the impact of changes in Philadelphia’s business tax system, and estimating the economic impact of changes in stormwater billing methods of a major US city.

 

In 2011, Dr. Miles received his Ph.D. in public policy with a concentration in economics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) where his dissertation was focused in the area of land use economics. At UMBC, Daniel was supported by a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) IGERT Fellowship through the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education (CUERE). Dr. Miles also received his Master’s in Public Policy in Environmental Policy and a Certificate in Ecological Economics from the University of Maryland, School of Public Policy. Daniel earned his Bachelors in Political Science and Economics with honors from the University of Scranton.