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Kyle Dean, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics; Director, Center for Native American & Urban Studies

Data Analytics & Economics
Native American Enterprise



Ph.D., Economics, Oklahoma State University
B.B.A., Management Information Systems, University of Oklahoma

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Kyle Dean is an experienced professional economist who provides economic analysis to government, business, and non-profit leaders throughout the region. Dr. Dean began consulting in 2005 and his client list includes some of Oklahoma’s most influential businesses and trade associations, including the Oklahoma Independent Producers Association (OIPA), the Oklahoma Bankers’ Association (OBA), the Oklahoma Telephone Association (OTA) and many others. He is best known for his comprehensive work with Oklahoma tribes, having completed the first ever estimate of the combined economic impacts from Oklahoma tribal activities.

Professional Activities

Dr. Dean is a member of the American Economic Association and the National Association of Business Economists.

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