B.S. Economics (Finance and Decision Processes)
- The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1995
M.S. Behavioral Decision Making and Economics
- Carnegie Mellon University, 2000
Former Adjunct Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center (CEIC)
American Finance Association
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
Decision Analysis Society of INFORMS
David C. Rode brings an extensive background of financial, statistical, and decision analysis expertise to his role as Managing Director. Mr. Rode's research primarily involves decision making under uncertainty in a financial context. His cross-disciplinary emphasis has allowed him to integrate his knowledge of both theoretical and applied finance with the methodology of decision sciences. He has contributed to both the academic and practitioner literatures in such areas as strategic capital resource allocation, valuation of complex cash flow structures, simulation modeling, risk management, and project portfolio analysis. His research has appeared in such journals as the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Journal of Structured and Project Finance, and The Appraisal Journal. Mr. Rode has also presented research and lectured to a wide variety of academic and industry audiences, in addition to having served as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon.
At DAI, Mr. Rode is responsible for the Appraisal & Valuation and Decision Analysis groups, which include valuation consulting and development of valuation and risk management models for power and energy infrastructure assets. Mr. Rode's models have been used by utilities, non-regulated generators, and financial institutions for forecasting and simulating equilibrium fuel and energy prices, managing commodity risks, and conducting regional portfolio optimization studies. Mr. Rode has also advised firms on the use of real options theory and portfolio theory for both tactical and strategic decision making and has provided expert witness testimony on corporate finance and risk management decision-making issues.