David “DJ” Benway is an economic research analyst, specializing in housing, construction, economic impacts, and public policy. Benway provides statistical, economic, and geographic analyses for various research projects, including: What Rapidly Rising Prices Mean for Housing Affordability, Regional Analysis of Impediments & Fair Housing Equity Assessment for the Wasatch Front, An Analysis of a Transfer of Federal Lands to the State of Utah, and Characteristics of Wasatch Front Public Schools.
In addition to his research work, Benway operates and manages the Ivory-Boyer Construction Database. This includes monthly surveys of cities and counties throughout the state of Utah, database development and design, data quality and management, and data visualization. In addition to managing the database, Benway provides ad hoc analysis for the Institute as well as community members. He is also an author of the quarterly Construction Report and assists the demographic team with demographic decision support.
Benway earned a B.A. in economics and a B.F.A. in film production from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a master of public policy from the University of Utah.