David Gallo


Ph.D., Economics, University of Oregon, 1974
M.A., Economics, University of Oregon, 1970
BA, Economics, Pennsylvania State University, 1966

Professor David Gallo studied engineering before changing his major to economics during his undergraduate years. He received his B.A. degree at Penn State University and his M.A. and PhD. Degrees at the University of Oregon. He has been teaching at California State University, Chico since 1970, specializing in environmental and energy economics during recent years. Dr. Gallo has been a consultant to the California Energy Commission; a number of private companies engaged in energy research including several years as a staff economist with JBS engineering in Sacramento; and is currently doing research with the Center for Economic Development at CSU, Chico (CED). In conjunction with the CED he has completed a number of projects, primarily economic impact studies, for a wide range of clients. He has completed reports under contract to public agencies including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Game; quasi-public groups such as the California Redevelopment Association; and private companies including the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, New Urban Builders, and Calpine Corporation. Among the many studies he has completed, Dr. Gallo has examined the economic and/or environmental impacts of geothermal energy development; restoration of riparian habitat along a number of California rivers; airport construction in Weaverville, California; changes in minimum flow requirements for Pitt River power plant relicensing; redevelopment agency construction activity; and new urbanist development patterns.