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Dr. Christopher Thornberg, PhD

Founding Partner
Christopher Thornberg is one of California's most widely renowned economists. On record as being the first forecaster on the West Coast (and one of the earliest in the nation) to predict the subprime mortgage market meltdown that began in 2007, and the global economic recession that followed, he is a trusted media source among journalists and broadcasters across the United States.

Areas of Expertise:

  • U.S. Economy & Financial System
  • California Economy
  • Regional Economies
  • Global Economy
  • Economic Forecasting/Future
  • Economic Policy
  • California Budget
  • U.S. Deficit/Budget
  • Real Estate Markets
  • Employment and Labor Markets

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Jordan Levine

Director of Economic Research
Jordan Levine specializes in forecasting key economic indicators such as employment, demographics, home prices, and consumer spending. He has extensive experience analyzing the California and national economies, and sub regional economies within California. His academic background includes an emphasis in international trade, monetary economics, and micro/macroeconomic analysis.

Areas of Expertise:

  • California Economy
  • California Employment
  • California Regional Economies
  • Economic Forecasting
  • U.S. Economy

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Jock O’Connell

International Trade Adviser
Jock O’Connell is widely regarded as one of California’s foremost authorities on world trade, global economic trends, and the internationalization of the Golden State’s economy. He is a former staff advisor to the California Commission for Economic Development and a current member of the California Economic Strategy Panel’s Technical Advisory Group.

Areas of Expertise:

  • International Trade
  • California’s Import/Export Trade
  • Globalization of the California Economy
  • Goods Movement
  • Economics of Ports

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