About Rea & Parker Research

Richard A. Parker, Ph.D.Richard A. Parker, Ph.D. is a professor in the School of Public Administration and Urban Studies at San Diego State University where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in statistics, survey research, urban economic development, finance, focus group research, and real estate.

He is a graduate of the Haas School of Business Administration, University of California-Berkeley and Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Dr. Parker possesses extensive analytical experience in statistical survey research, market analysis, focus group research, land use, real estate development and valuation, and transportation issues.

Since 1982, Dr. Parker has been a consultant in San Diego to both the public and private sectors. He has specialized in sample survey research for various governmental agencies and market research for retail, commercial, residential, and recreational development.

He has further established his reputation with regard to fiscal impact studies, urban redevelopment, and environmental impact/socioeconomic and demographic analyses.

Dr. Parker has also been involved on a consultative basis with a number of issues concerning economic and population growth impacts in Southern California and has published a variety of articles, monographs, and books on these subjects, including the highly acclaimed analyses of the fiscal impact of illegal immigration in California, published by the State of California in 1992 and 1993.

He has further participated in various panel discussions, delivered expert testimony to legislatures and courts, and appeared on several radio and television programs on behalf of his clients.


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