Research Analyst

Levi Pace is a research analyst who estimates economic and fiscal impacts. He has prepared policy studies on veterans, public land management and Utah’s health care and defense industries.

At the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, Dr. Pace’s recent projects estimate economic contributions from health care, military retirees and defense spending. He has written about higher education funding, household tax incidence, early childhood education and economic activities in greater sage-grouse range. His peer-reviewed publications are on consumer bankruptcy (Handbook of Consumer Finance) and federal land transfer to states (Land Economics).

Dr. Pace earned a B.A. in History from Alice Lloyd College, an M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Utah. His dissertation was titled “Debtors in consumer bankruptcy: Navigating 2005 bankruptcy reform.” In addition to his research, Dr. Pace has taught a variety of economics courses at the University of Utah and Westminster College.