Ali Gungor, U.S. Coast Guard

Ali Gungor is a senior economist at the United States Coast Guard. His work at Coast Guard concentrates on security, safety, and environmental rulemakings. For more than eight years, he has conducted economic studies, including regulatory impact analyses and benefit-cost analyses, in support of maritime transportation regulations and other Coast Guard policies. He recently published “An Empirical Analysis of Life Jacket Effectiveness in Recreational Boating” in Risk Analysis using Coast Guard’s Boating Accident Report Database.

Prior to his Coast Guard career, Gungor was an energy consultant and financial advisor to power plant developers, oil and gas pipeline companies, airport terminal operators, and U.S. state utility regulators. As part of his community service, he is active in his homeowners association, serving as treasurer for eight years and currently as president. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the George Washington University.