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Joshua Baum

Research Associate

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Joshua Baum is a Research Associate at Beacon Economics. Mr. Baum is responsible for supporting a wide variety of the firm’s projects and initiatives. Recent key projects have included authoring chapters for the Central Coast Economic Forecast and conducting regional industry and housing market analyses for the East Bay Economic Development Alliance. Mr. Baum’s research interests include the effects of local and state housing legislation and the importance of coordinating transportation and land-use policies to meet California’s aggressive climate action goals.

Prior to joining Beacon Economics, as part of his Master’s program at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, he completed a capstone project that examined housing and household changes during the 21st century in Irvine, one of California’s fastest growing cities. Mr. Baum also formerly served as the Local Legislative Director for the UCLA Graduate Students Association, has interned for the Southern California Association of Governments and the City of Los Angeles, and has conducted research for the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies. Mr. Baum holds a B.A. degree in Political Science and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from UCLA.

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