Levi Pace is a senior research economist who writes about industries and populations on behalf of community stakeholders in Utah. His recent publications arose from collaborations on renter demographics, industrial banking, racial economic disparities, and national park visitor spending. Previously, Dr. Pace presented in-depth studies on the statewide economic and fiscal impacts of the life sciences and tech sectors. Other research areas include fintech, health care, public lands, education outcomes, access to child care, income inequality, and veterans.
Related to his data analysis for these projects, Pace teaches quantitative methods in the University of Utah’s Master of Public Policy program. Prior to joining the Gardner Institute, he taught economic history and theory courses for the University of Utah’s Department of Economics, Weber State University, and Westminster College.
Pace received a bachelor’s degree in history from Alice Lloyd College and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Utah. As a graduate assistant, he researched state and local tax policy on campus and for the Utah Legislature. His dissertation explored bankruptcy policy and individual insolvency.