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Rick Evans, Assistant Professor

Department: Economics



Richard Evans specializes in international macroeconomics, monetary economics, public economics, and computational economics. Rick is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the BYU Macroeconomics and Computational Laboratory and is one of nine members of the Utah Economic Council. Rick is also on the Board of Directors of the Economic Club of Utah, a chapter of the National Association of Business Economics. Aside from his educational experience, Rick began his economic career as a Research Economist at Thredgold Economic Associates in Salt Lake City, providing state and national economic analysis for Zions Bank and their operations in eight western states. He has also spent time as a researcher at the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and as an economic consultant.


  • PhD, The University of Texas at Austin, 2008
  • MS, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005
  • MA, Brigham Young University, 2003
  • BA, Brigham Young University, 1998

Research Interests

macroeconomics, international economics, public finance, monetary economics, computational economics


  • Kuznets Prize, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), the Journal of Population Economics, and the European Society for Population Economics, 2013

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for Computational Economics
  • Utah Economic Council, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce
  • Econometric Society
  • Society for Economic Dynamics
  • American Economic Association

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