Power Consulting is a small economic consulting firm that can provide personal, interactive assistance to organizations. Clients know with whom they are working and have ready access to the consulting staff as the project is designed and carried out. For larger projects, or for projects that require specialized expertise, with the client’s approval, we make use of the expertise of a broad range of academics at various universities and/or other consulting firms with whom we regularly work. This arrangement gives clients confidence as to exactly who is carrying out their project while keeping overhead and billing costs low.

Thomas Michael Power

Thomas Michael Power received his PhD in Economics from Princeton University. From 1968 to 2008 he taught in the Economics Department at the University of Montana. From 1978 to 2008 he served as Chairman of the Economics Department. In 2008 he retired from teaching and administration and now serves as a Research Professor and Professor Emeritus.

He is the author of six books, a dozen and a half book chapters, and numerous articles and reports in the field of Natural Resource and Regional Economics and the relationship between those two fields. He has regularly testified before state and federal regulatory agencies.

(Full Vita here .pdf 75kb)

Donovan Spear Power

Donovan jumping for joy in Glacier National Park

Donovan Power received his BS in Geology from the University of Montana and his MS in Geology from the University of Washington. He did his Master’s Thesis on the movement of the West Antarctic ice sheet. His recent work has focused on economic geology, climate change, mineral development technology, and renewable energy development. He has been the principle scientist at Power Consulting since 2008.

Donovan is also the Director of the Missoula Freestyle Ski Team in his hometown (Missoula). With this illustrious position comes the responsibility to ski every powder day that we have. If you are a prospective client, worry not! It really doesn’t snow enough to impact our work and the clean mountain air helps me think up amazing scientific strategies.

(Full Resume here .pdf)