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Dave Mullaney

Sr. Associate


Dave is a Senior Associate at RMI working on the transportation sector of the RF China project. He is responsible for research on sustainable freight measures that could reduce the energy intensity of freight transportation. He is focusing on ways to move freight to more efficient modes of transport, optimize the use of transportation resources through technology and logistics, as well as introduce NPV positive, energy saving technologies to improve the vehicles themselves.  Having spent the last 4 years living in Asia, and the last 10 years learning to speak Chinese, he has seen first hand the severity of China’s environmental crisis and is excited to be a part of RF China’s impactful research project. 


Prior to joining RMI, Dave worked at Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong and UBS in Stamford, CT. At Deutsche Bank, he was a member of the Autobahn Equity trading team who provided high-speed automated equity trading tools to institutional investors, analyzed trade performance and consulted with asset managers on how they could use technology to optimize their trading. At UBS he worked in the exotic equity derivatives group.

RMI Select Projects

Reinventing Fire: China – research global best practice for freight transportation and potential implementation barriers in China. Primary research focuses are on infrastructure and its effects on mode selection and asset utilization, logistics practices and their potential to decrease energy intensity of freight transport, and energy efficiency of vehicles and cost effective measures to improve fuel economy.


  • BA, Economics & International Relations, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Master of International Affairs, Energy Management and Policy, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)
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