Michael Orlando is a Managing Director for EconOne Research. He provides expert testimony on matters in international arbitration, litigation, and regulatory forums. Dr. Orlando has also provided advisory services for organizations facing complex commercial, financial, and political risks. Past consulting engagements include contracting disputes, damages models and calculations, negotiations, enterprise and asset valuation, regulatory and economic impact analyses, and advising on commercial and ESG strategies, in energy and resource industries, banking, transportation, cannabis, and professional and technical services.
Dr. Orlando began his career with Shell Oil Company, in reservoir and environmental engineering assignments to oil and gas exploration and development projects in the Gulf of Mexico. He 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, where he was responsible for regional economic research, energy markets analysis, policy advising, and public communication.
Past instructional affiliations include Washington University in St. Louis, Tulane University, and The Pennsylvania State University in programs for undergraduate, graduate, and non-traditional students. He is currently a Lecturer in the JP Morgan Center for Commodities and Energy Management at the University of Colorado Denver.
Dr. Orlando’s research spans a range of topics in applied microeconomics. He has published work on energy and environmental policy, the economic geography and industrial demography of innovation, the economics of payments networks, financial regulatory policy, corporate governance, and money and banking. An award-winning teacher, he has developed courses in economics, finance, political risk analysis and strategy, and energy business management and policy.
Ph.D., Economics, Washington University in St. Louis
A.M., Economics, Washington University in St. Louis
M.B.A., Business Administration, Tulane University
B.S., Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
Econ One, 2018 – present
University of Colorado – Denver, 2012 – present
Economic Advisors, Inc., 2008 – 2018
The George W. Bush Institute, 2013
Tulane University, 2009 – 2011
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, 2000 – 2007
Washington University in St. Louis, 1996 – 1999
Shell Offshore, Inc., 1988 – 1994
United States District Court
State Regulatory Commissions
• Oil & Gas