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David Keyser

Economist | 303-275-3201

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

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. (20062009)
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. (20042006)

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).