We help our banking clients use economic insight to drive results
Delivering predictive analytics and market intelligence that pay off
65+ Years Of Collective Experience Serving Banks, Institutional Investors, Hedge Funds, And Financial Services Companies Nationwide
Who We Are
Based in Los Angeles, California, Beacon Economics is an independent,
data consulting and research firm, specializing in insightful and objective
economic and policy analysis. Led by Ph.D. economists, our experts have
65+ years of collective industry experience and wide-ranging expertise
conducting economic development analyses, industry profiles, industry
cluster analyses, employment analyses, economic impact analyses, and
economic and revenue forecasting for clients across the nation.
Beacon Economics’ team of talented researchers work for private industry and businesses, cities, counties, states, public agencies, public/private partnerships, and nonprofits across the nation. While paying close attention to public narratives, our work is guided by a deep understanding of an industry’s or economy’s long-term growth prospects and business cycles. Using vast data sets and sophisticated modeling, our analyses provide our clients with the information and awareness they need to understand the economic mechanisms and drivers affecting their businesses and geographic areas.
We Deliver Vital Tools To Our Banking and Financial Industry Clients
National Conference of State Legislatures Western Association of Chamber Executives Washington State Association of Counties National Development Council
East Bay Economic Development Agency
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
Need To Know What’s Next For The U.S. Economy?
Watch Founding Partner Christopher Thornberg’s Keynote At Coldwell Banker Town & Country’s 2022 Market Forecast
The Beacon Outlook: Belief Vs. Data... The U.S. Economy Is Alive And Well
Published by Beacon Economics
This succinct, quarterly outlook is produced by the economic forecasters at Beacon Economics and delivers up-to-date analysis of leading indicators driving the national and California economies, including GDP growth, employment, housing and commercial real estate markets, taxable sales, international trade, and more.
From the latest edition: Despite an economy that is showing strength and resilience across key measures, belief that the United States is on the cusp of a recession continues to reverberate in both professional forecasts and public confidence indexes. According to Beacon Economics‘ latest outlook for the United States and California, that shadowy downturn has yet to show up and there is no indication that it will any time soon.
Services For The Banking And Finance Industries
Economic, Revenue, and Market Forecasting
Employing proprietary, integrated econometric models, Beacon Economics’ forecasts are in high demand and have been used by banks, institutional investors, financial institutions, leading industries, and governments for well over a decade. On record as being among the most accurate forecasters in the business, our top-tier analytic skills, high-frequency data analysis, and PhD-level training, delivers the intel and vision our clients need to plan for changes in their markets and the broader economy. Learn More.
Economic, Fiscal, and Social Impact Analysis
Beacon Economics analyzes and effectively communicates the economic, fiscal, and social/community benefits and impacts of public and private projects, events, and pending or existing legislation in the context of job creation, economic output, tax revenue, and other key variables. Our analyses have illustrated the contributions and impacts of clients as varied as the University of California, the 2024 Olympic Bid Committee, the World Ag Expo, LAX, and the Electric Daisy Carnival. Learn More.
Public Policy Analysis
Our team of experienced public policy review experts are highly attune to the complexities of working within the legislative space. We specialize in evaluating existing and proposed legislation that affects the banking and financial services industry and its clients through an economic lens. Beacon Economics’ assessments always include practical, hands-on recommendations for addressing and navigating policy related issues.
Industry Employment Analysis
Beacon Economics analyzes industries and job sectors in support of economic development, business, and public and private investment. We identify economic and employment trends, impacts, and workforce needs across leading and emerging industries to help our clients seize new growth opportunities by informing their policy, planning, and investment decisions.
Beacon Economics is a top-tier resource for keynote and business speakers. The firm’s engaging experts are in high demand across North America delivering current economic and policy insights to audiences with varying levels of economic and financial knowledge. Presentations are designed to meet clients’ needs, geography, industry – and are always based on the most recent data available. Learn More.
Meet our team of dedicated industry specialists. Each team member brings a unique blend of knowledge, experience, and passion to their respective fields, ensuring that our clients receive the highest level of service and the most optimal outcomes.
News & Events
Beacon’s Christopher Thornberg weighs in on a study measuring the confidence levels of small and medium sized businesses towards today’s economic condidtions.
With mortgage rates hitting their highest point in 22 years, buyers on a budget are having to get creative to snag a home. Beacon’s Founding Partner Christopher Thornberg warns of a ‘lock in’ effect.
Amid a $31.5 billion budget deficit, Beacon’s Founding Partner Christopher Thornberg discusses California’s economic outlook with Inside California Politics.