Lisa K. Shapiro

Chief Economist

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Dr. Lisa Shapiro analyzes economic and industry trends and works with businesses on strategic and economic issues. For 20 years she has been involved in energy, taxes, housing and healthcare policies. She frequently provides testimony to the New Hampshire Legislature and works on matters before New Hampshire regulatory agencies.

Dr. Shapiro is the former chairman of the board of the New Hampshire Retirement System, a public employee pension plan with approximately $5 billion in assets. She is a former member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's New England Public Policy Center Advisory Board, and was appointed by Governor John Lynch in 2007 to serve on the New Hampshire Retirement System Review Commission, where she chaired its Benefits Committee.

Dr. Shapiro authored the study “Budget Deficits and Business Taxes in New Hampshire,” estimating the economic impact of increasing New Hampshire business taxes, and also was the lead researcher on a major study on the statewide property tax. She has authored numerous reports on the economic and fiscal impact of various policies and projects in energy, health care, housing, infrastructure, and economic development. Dr. Shapiro led the Economic Perspectives Technical Work Group of the New Hampshire Comparative Risk Project, has taught economic classes at a variety of institutions including the University of New Hampshire Whittemore School of Business and Economics, and is a frequent speaker on public policy issues affecting businesses, institutions, and the government. She serves on the firm's three-person Management Committee as senior finance advisor.

Dr. Shapiro holds a Ph.D. in economics from The Johns Hopkins University and a master of science degree in resource economics from the University of Maryland, and completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell University.

Recent video appearance:

Economic Impact of Northern Pass Project
NorthernPassUS Channel

Recent articles by Dr. Lisa K. Shapiro:

The State Budget — Looking at How, Not Just How Much
For BusinessNH magazine

The Economic Impacts of Constructing a Scrubber at Merrimack Station
For Public Service Company of New Hampshire

The Economic Impacts of Greater Investments in New Hampshire's Transportation Infrastructure Funded by an Increase in the Gas Tax
For The Aggregate Manufacturers of New Hampshire
February 17, 2009

Economic Factors Affecting Road Toll Revenues
A presentation to the House Ways and Means and House Public Works and Highways
January 29, 2009

Land Use Regulations in New Hampshire
For the New Hampshire Public Policy Alliance for Housing,
The Home Builders & Remodelers Assoc. of New Hampshire, and the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority
January 2007

Housing New Hampshire's Workforce
For the NH Workforce Housing Council
March 2005

Lisa Shapiro, NH Economist

Practice Areas:
Economic Analysis/Research
Government Relations/Lobbying

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Administrative assistant:
Sara Bosiak