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David Keyser



David Keyser is a member of the Economics and Forecasting Group in the Grid Planning and 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., Economics, Colorado State University, 2006
Thesis: Modeling and forecasting employment in Colorado
B.A., Economics (English minor), Colorado State University, 2004

Prior Work Experience

Economist, State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs (2009–2012)
Research Economist, Colorado State University (20062009)
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Colorado State University (20042006)

Featured Publications

Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030: A Strategic Roadmap for American Energy Innovation, Economic Growth, and Competitiveness, U.S. Department of Energy Technical Report (2015)

"Estimating the Implied Cost of Carbon in Future Scenarios Using a CGE Model: The Case of Colorado," Energy Policy (2017)

"Long-Term Implications of Sustained Wind Power Growth in the United States: Potential Benefits and Secondary Impacts," Applied Energy (2016)

Quantification of the Potential Gross Economic Impacts of Five Methane Reduction Scenarios, NREL Technical Report (2015)

"A Retrospective Analysis of Benefits and Impacts of U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards," Energy Policy (2016) 

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