Senior Research Economist
Bureau of Economic Business Research, University of Utah
Pamela S. Perlich, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Economist in the Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) in the David Eccles School of Business at the at the University of Utah. Dr. Perlich specializes in Utah demographics, applied regional economic studies, and economic and demographic modeling. In addition, she is Professor Adjunct in the College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah.
Recent publications include:
- The Coming Boom in Utah’s School Age and College Age Populations: State and County Scenarios (with T. Ross Reeve)
- Commuting Patterns in Utah: County Trends for 1980, 1990, and 2000
- Immigrants Transform Utah: Entering a New Era of Diversity
- Long Term Demographic Trends Impacting Higher Education in Utah
- Utah’s Place in the Macro-Demographics of the U.S. in the 20th Century
- Salt Lake County’s Unique Demographics: Implications for the Aging Populations
Dr. Perlich is a member of the Utah Population Estimates Committee, and is the University’s primary contact with the U.S. Census Bureau through the State Data Center program. She serves as the University of Utah’s representative on the Utah Council for Economic Education.
Before joining the BEBR, she worked for seven years in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget concentrating on long-term economic and demographic projections.
Dr. Perlich received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Utah and a B.S. in Economics and Business from the University of Tulsa. She is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma and relocated to Utah in 1986.