Everything DAI does is guided by a firm belief in the value of research. We believe that our clients derive substantial benefits from our ability to deliver state-of-the-art methods and analyses in a clear and timely manner. DAI has pursued a diverse and ambitious research agenda, often under collaborative arrangements with top research universities. One result of this research agenda is that DAI frequently contributes to a wide variety of publications. Wherever possible, these papers are made available here.

"Shutting Down U.S. Nuclear Plants Would Have Daunting Effect on Economy and Environment, Says Carnegie Mellon Expert" (CMU press release and link to joint CMU-DAI research project results, June 17, 2011).

Páez, A., D. Rode, and S. Dean. The Coming Conflict: Predicting Discord in Power Plant Property Tax Assessments. Public Utilities Fortnightly (February 2010).

Shaffer, B., D. Rode, and S. Dean. Best Among Equals? The Choice Between Tax Incentives for Wind Projects. Renewable Energy World North America 1:2 (November/December, 2009).

Rode, D., P. Fischbeck, and S. Dean. Upside is Missing from Assessments of Nuclear Costs. The Electricity Journal 22:8 (October 2009).

Shaffer, B., D. Rode, and S. Dean. Loan Guarantees: Investments, Not Subsidies. Nuclear Engineering International (September 1, 2009).

Rode, D., P. Lewis, and S. Dean. Probabilistic Risk Analysis and Project Capital Structures. Journal of Structured and Project Finance (Summer 2003).

Scroggs, S., P. Fischbeck, and D. Rode. Real Options: A Better Way to Make Decisions About Power Plants. Global Energy Business (March/April, 2001).

Dean, S. Quantifying the Variability of Solar PV Production Forecasts. ASES National Solar Conference (May 17-22, 2010).

Rode, D., J. Presto, A. Páez, P. Fischbeck, and S. Dean. Sales Comparison Analysis of Power-Generating Assets: The Role of Structure and Time. The Appraisal Journal 74:2 (2006).

Rode, D., M. Dunaway, P. Fischbeck, and S. Dean. Inferring Individual Asset Values from Aggregate Transaction Data. The Appraisal Journal 70:4 (2002).

Rode, D., P. Fischbeck, and S. Dean. The Power and Practicality of Simulation. Energy Business and Technology 4:6 (October 2002).

Rode, D., P. Fischbeck, and S. Dean. Residual Risk and the Valuation of Leases under Uncertainty and Limited Information. Journal of Structured and Project Finance 7:4 (2002).

Rode, D., P. Fischbeck, and S. Dean. Monte Carlo Methods for Appraisal and Valuation. Journal of Structured and Project Finance 7:3 (2001).

Steve Dean

STEVE DEAN, ASA, P.E.

Managing Principal

“DAI’s focus is on giving our clients insight and solutions.”