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David Keyser

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David Keyser is a member of the Markets & Policy Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Research Analyst
On staff since May 2012
Phone number: 303-275-3201

Areas of Expertise

  • Economic impact studies
  • Time series analysis
  • Analysis of labor and demographic data

Research Interests

  • Static and dynamic economic impact models
  • Labor data estimation
  • Econometric modeling and forecasting
  • Regional economics


  • M.A. in economics, Colorado State University, 2006
    • Thesis: Modeling and forecasting employment in Colorado
  • B.A. in economics (English minor), Colorado State University, 2004

Prior Work Experience

  • Economist, State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs, Denver, CO. (2009-2012)
  • Research Economist, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. (2006-2009)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. (2004-2006)

Featured Publications

Keyser, D.; Mayernik, J.; McMillan, C.; Agan, J.; Kempkey, N.; Zweig, J. (2015). "Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030: A Strategic Roadmap for American Energy Innovation, Economic Growth, and Competitiveness." Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Energy.

Cutler, H.; Iverson, T.; Hannum, C.; Keyser, D. Estimating the Implied Cost of Carbon in Future Scenarios Using a CGE Model: The Case of Colorado. Energy Policy, Vol. 102 (2017): pp. 500-511.

Ryan Wiser, Mark Bolinger, Garvin Heath, David Keyser, Eric Lantz, Jordan Macknick, Trieu Mai, Dev Millstein. Long-Term Implications of Sustained Wind Power Growth in the United States: Potential Benefits and Secondary Impacts. Applied Energy, Vol. 179 (2016): pp. 146-158.

Keyser, D., E. Warner, and C. Curley. 2015. Quantification of the Potential Gross Economic Impacts of Five Methane Reduction Scenarios. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A50-63801.

Galen Barbose, Ryan Wiser, Jenny Heeter, Trieu Mai, Lori Bird, Mark Bolinger, Alberta Carpenter, Garvin Heath, David Keyser, Jordan Macknick, Andrew Mills, Dev Millstein. A Retrospective Analysis of Benefits and Impacts of U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards. Energy Policy, Vol. 96 (2016): pp. 645-660.

Full list of David Keyser publications (NREL)