Edward G. Keating is a senior economist at the RAND Corporation, specializing in governmental economics issues including cost/benefit analysis, manpower compensation policies, aging military systems, working capital fund policy, outsourcing and privatization, and contracting policy. Some of his recent work includes an examination of United States Forest Service aviation policies, how Army ammunition ports are funded, Air Force medical and professional officer compensation policies, how Navy shipbuilding contracts should index for inflation, development of a methodology to value expedited aircraft depot maintenance, and estimating optimal retirement of aging aircraft systems. On July 30, 2012, Keating was quoted in The New York Times on firefighting aviation research. He was an invited speaker at an international firefighting aviation conference in Aix-en-Provence, France on April 11, 2013. Along with many RAND publications, Keating's research has been published in the journals Air Force Journal of Logistics, Armed Forces Comptroller, Defence and Peace Economics, Defense Acquisition Review Journal, Journal of Cost Analysis & Management, Military Medicine, and Public Administration Review. He has taught finance and accounting at the Pardee RAND Graduate School as well as economics and finance to M.B.A. students at Loyola Marymount University. He holds a Ph.D. in economic analysis and policy from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Edward G. Keating, Irv Blickstein, Michael Boito, Jess Chandler, and Deborah Peetz., "Investigating the Desirability of Navy Aircraft Service Life Extension Programs," Defence and Peace Economics, 2013
Edward G. Keating, Andrew R. Morral, Carter C. Price, Dulani Woods, Daniel M. Norton, Christina Panis, Evan Saltzman, and Ricardo Sanchez, Air Attack Against Wildfires: Understanding U.S. Forest Service Requirements for Large Aircraft, RAND (MG-1234), 2012
Edward G. Keating and Daniel Sommerhauser, Funding Ammunition Ports, RAND (TR-1204), 2012
John C. Graser, Edward G. Keating, Guy Weichenberg, Michael Boito, Soumen Saha, Robert G. DeFeo, and Steven Strain, Options for and Costs of Retaining C-17 Aircraft Production-Only Tooling, RAND (TR-1143), 2012
Edward G. Keating, Marygail K. Brauner, Lionel A. Galway, Judith D. Mele, James J. Burks, and Brendan Saloner, "The Air Force Medical Corps' Status and How Its Physicians Respond to Multiyear Special Pay," Military Medicine, 174(11):1155-1162, 2009
Edward G. Keating, Robert Murphy, John F. Schank, and John Birkler, "Reforming How Navy Shipbuilding Contracts Adjust for Material-Cost Risk," Defense Acquisition Review Journal, 15(3):293-305, 2008
Edward G. Keating and Elvira Loredo, "Valuing Programmed Depot Maintenance Speed," The Journal of Cost Analysis & Management, :73-84, 2006