Dek Terrell

Dek Terrell

Professor and Undergraduate Internship Advisor, Department of Economics
Executive Director, Economics & Policy Research Group
Professor, Real Estate Research Institute
Professor, Energy Program
2319 Business Education Complex South
501 South Quad Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-3785
Fax: 225-578-3807

Biographical Summary

Dek Terrell is Director of the LSU Division of Economic Development, and is the Freeport McMoRan Professor Economics at Louisiana State University. He joined LSU in 1996 after receiving his Ph.D. at Duke University and spending five years at Kansas State University. Dr. Terrell is working with state agencies on numerous projects related to Louisiana's economy. Dr. Terrell co-authored three volumes in the Advances in Econometrics Series and has published in leading academic journals such as Economic Journal, Journal of Law and Economics, and Review of Economics and Statistics.


  • PhD Economics, Duke University, Durham, NC, 1991
  • MA Economics, Duke University, Durham, NC, 1988


  • Teaching Interests: Econometrics
  • Research Interests: Bayesian Econometrics

Selected Research Publications

  • Terrell, D. and Craioveanu, M. (2016). The Impact of Storms on Firm Survival: a Bayesian Spatial Econometric Model for Firm Survival. 37.
  • Terrell, D. and Kleit, A. (2001). Measuring Potential Efficiency Gains from Deregulation of Electricity Generation: A Bayesian Approach. Review Of Economics And Statistics, , 523-30.
  • Terrell, D. and Bratsberg, B. (1998). Experience, Tenure, and Wage Growth of Young black and White Men. Journal Of Human Resources, , 658-682.
  • Terrell, D. and Farmer, A. (1996). Optimal Betting and Efficiency in Betting Markets with Information Costs. The Economic Journal, , 846-868.

Media Contributions

Employed by LSU since

August 19, 1996