Derek BerningDerek Berning

Research Associate

Center for Energy Studies

Louisiana State University

1055A Energy, Coast and Environment Bldg.

Baton Rouge, LA 70803



Derek Berning assists with the Center’s long- and short-term projects on the energy economy of the Gulf Coast, including the annual Gulf Coast Energy Outlook and an infrastructure tracking database. He is responsible for collecting, cleaning, and visualizing energy data in Stata, using both established and novel sources. Additionally, Derek helps update the Center’s papers and publications prior to presentation to its diverse audiences and gathers information for stakeholders upon request.
Derek began working at the Center in May 2023, shortly after having earned a B.A. from the University of Portland with a major in economics and a minor in political science. His undergraduate capstone focused on the effects of the temporarily expanded pandemic-era child tax credit.