Rimon Rafiah has been an international economic consultant for nearly two decades. During his career, he has performed economic evaluations on proposed transportation investments spanning the USA, Europe (Romania, Scotland), Latin America (Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama), the Caribbean (Dominican Republic), Africa (Mozambique, Uganda, Liberia, Nigeria), and Israel. He has also been responsible for a wide range of energy and environmental projects.
Long-standing partnerships with leading engineering firms has provided Rimon with a keen understanding of road engineering and the use of specific equipment, including the Dynatest Falling Weight Deflectometer, laser profilometers, and GPS devices to create GIS maps and ground penetrating radar devices. Moreover, his knowledge and expertise in using these types of data, has enabled Rimon to incorporate and implement them in economic and engineering models.
Rimon is well-versed in understanding and applying complex economic and engineering models in computerized software. He is also knowledgeable in using industry-specific software tools, including HCS, HDM, aaSidra, emme/2 and TREDIS.
Rimon has provided economic consulting services and expertise to the following clients on five continents: FHWA, FRA, the World Bank, the Interamerican Development Bank, Economic Development and Research Group, DecisionTek, coupled with national governments, local governments, public institutions, and private companies.
Rimon is a member of two TRB (Transportation Research Board) committees on Transportation Economics, and on Transportation and Economic Development. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Tel Aviv University and a B.A. in Economics (Cum Laude), from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.