Patricia Oslund

Patricia Oslund
  • Associate Researcher

Contact Info

Blake Hall 316
1541 Lilac Lane
Lawrence, KS 66045


The often repeated phrase “turning data into information” provides a good description of many of my responsibilities at IPSR. I support IPSR research projects by cleaning, recoding, organizing, and conducting preliminary investigations of data from a variety of sources.  I prepare datasets for econometric analysis. Often the data sets that I use come from administrative sources and hence were not designed for research purposes. Sometimes understanding how the data for a project were constructed is a research project in itself!

In addition to data preparation, I also design and conduct economic impact studies—studies that project the effects of new investment, government policy changes, and other events on state and local economies. IPSR has licensed the IMPLAN economic impact model, which we use as a tool to assist with these studies.


M.A. in Economics, University of Kansas


Economic impact of the proposed Heartland Flyer passenger rail extension in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas (ongoing).

Economic impact of a proposed industrial scale wind farm in Central Kansas (ongoing).

The Governor’s Council on Tax Reform Final Report, January, 2022. (Contributor to project)

Benefit-Cost Analysis of the Team for Infants Exposed to Substance Use Program, draft May, 2022. (Contributor to project).