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Education

Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Purdue University
M.S. Economics
Purdue University
M.A. Applied Economics
University of Cincinnati
B.S.E. Chemical Engineering
University of Pennsylvania

Contact Info

Phone: (502) 568-9257
Fax: (314) 444-8731
Email: david.perkis@stls.frb.org

Research Division
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
P.O. Box 442
St. Louis, MO 63166-0442

For media inquiries contact:
Maria Hasenstab
mediainquiries@stls.frb.org
Phone: (314) 444-8321

David Perkis

Senior Economic Education Specialist

David Perkis is a Ph.D. economist, working as an economic educator at the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He has developed a career in research and teaching that has spanned industrial engineering, mathematics & statistics, environmental economics, and economic education.  Prior to joining the Fed, he directed the Purdue Center for Economic Education. He has received recognition, both at Purdue University and nationally, for incorporating experimental simulations in his teaching, having utilized such methods in both college and high school classrooms.

Selected Classroom Materials and Presentations

"Become a Data Guru! New Lessons for Basic Data Interpretation" (with Scott Wolla). Council for Economic Education Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference. Los Angeles, October 4, 2019.

"The Affordable Care Act: More Health Care Services at Lower Cost? (with Audrey Rich). Page One Economics: The Back Story on Front Page Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, September 2019.

"How Economics Informs Environmental Policy: A Case Study of Shale Gas and Oil." Page One Economics: The Back Story on Front Page Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, March 2019.

"Using Economics to Teach Mathematics." Council for Economic Education Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference, Brooklyn, NY, October 6, 2017.

"Enhancing Economic Instruction Using Techniques from Secondary Mathematics Education." Council for Economic Education Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference. St. Petersburg, FL, October 10, 2015.

"Teaching Tips from AAEA Award Winners." Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, July 28, 2014.

"An Experimental Investigation of Hard and Soft Price Ceilings in Emissions Permit Markets" (based on work with Timothy N. Cason and Wallace E. Tyner). Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, August 13, 2012.

Selected Publications

Li, Mingran, Wenjie Wu, Junhan Zhao, Keyuan Zhou, David Perkis, Timothy Bond, Kevin Mumford, David Hummels, and Yingjie Victor Chen. 2018. “CareerVis: Hierarchical Visualization of Career Pathway Data.” IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications 38(6): 96-105. https://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCG.2018.2874514

Perkis, David F. and Wallace E. Tyner. 2018. "Developing a cellulosic aviation biofuel industry in Indiana: A market and logistics analysis." Energy 142(1):793-802. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.10.022

Perkis, David F.; Timothy N. Cason and Wallace E. Tyner. 2016. "An Experimental Investigation of Hard and Soft Price Ceilings in Emissions Permit Markets." Environmental and Resource Economics 63(4):703-718. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10640-014-9810-z

Tyner, Wallace E., Farzad Taheripour and David Perkis. 2010. "Comparison of Fixed versus Variable Biofuels Incentives." Energy Policy 38(10):5530-5540. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2010.04.052

US Congressional Research Service. "Cellulosic Ethanol: Feedstocks, Conversion Technologies, Economics, and Policy Options." by Wallace E. Tyner, Sarah Brechbill and David Perkis. Randy Schnepf, coord. (R41460; October 22, 2010).

Professional Memberships, Awards, Service

Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission, Board Member, 2019-

National Graduate Teaching Award, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, 2014

Outstanding Teaching Assistant, College of Agriculture, Purdue University, 2014

Policy Award, “5 Students who are Policy Makers,” Purdue University, 2011