Mr. Thress is Vice President of RCF where he leads RCF’s forecasting, econometric, and quantitative analysis activities. His principal work at RCF involves modeling the demand for goods and services for a variety of clients, including the United States Postal Service. His work also includes volume and revenue forecasting for the Postal Service. Mr. Thress provides testimony on volume forecasting methods and results that are used in Postal rate-making deliberations.
Mr. Thress designed the program used by the Postal Service to make official volume and revenue forecasts used for internal planning purposes and in regulatory proceedings. His other work for the Postal Service has included: coordination of the Postal Service’s volume forecasting effort in support of major classification reform and development of a methodology for modeling mailers’ use of worksharing discounts.
Mr. Thress received a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Mathematics from Valparaiso University, and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago.