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Russell Evans, Ph.D.

Russell Evans, Ph.D.

Russell Evans, Ph.D.,
Interim Dean, Professor of Economics
Economics & Finance
Business School Deans



Ph.D., Economics, Oklahoma State University
B.S., Economics, Oklahoma State University

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Evans brings academic and business perspectives to his teaching and specializes in regional and fiscal economic forecasting, local analysis of fiscal systems, economic impact analysis, and custom policy modeling. His teaching interests include business statistics and econometrics, energy economics, labor economics, natural resource economics, and public finance. His academic research currently focuses on the jurisdictional-specific burden of the residential property tax and empirical estimates of the effect of local externalities on property values.

Professional Activities

Dr. Evans is the Executive Director of the Steven C. Agee Economic Research and Policy Institute (ERPI), Director of the Center for Regional Economic Forecasting and Policy Analysis, and Assistant Professor of Economics. He is a Co-Founder Principal of the Economic Impact Group, LLC. As the Executive Director of ERPI he is involved in developing relationships with the business community and directing funded research projects. Dr. Evans’ research involves issues important to local civic leaders including the economic and fiscal outlook for the OKC economy, the Oklahoma Consumer Sentiment Index, the Oklahoma Energy Index, and the economic impact of the state’s primary industries including oil and gas and Native American operations.

In addition to his research being regularly cited in local and regional media outlets, Dr. Evans also speaks regularly to local audiences in regards to local and national economic conditions and policy. He is a member of the American Economic Association, the National Association for Business Economics, and the Missouri Valley Economic Association.

Contact Information

Meinders School of Business
Oklahoma City, OK 73106