Dr. Christopher Thornberg
Economist, public speaker, founder, Beacon Economics.
Dr. Christopher Thornberg has been called many things throughout his career as an economist – “Dr. Doom,” acontrarian, even an optimist – but his favorite thing to be called is always: correct.
He founded Beacon Economics in 2006, and under his leadership the firm has become one of the most respected research organizations in the nation.
Dr.Thornberg was the Director of UC Riverside School of Business’ Center for Economic Forecasting and Developmentfrom 2015-2023, and he holds a Ph.D from The AndersonSchool at UCLA.
In his data-rich economic outlooks, Dr. Christopher Thornberg discusses the national and local economic narratives, and warns of the danger when narratives diverge from realities. Founder of Beacon Economics, Dr. Thornberg comes with a legacy of correct calls, guiding his audience through his expertise in forecasting, policy, labor, and real estate markets. Packed with value, Dr. Thornberg’s presentations are both entertaining and enlightening, as he shares his singular, refreshing analysis.
AN ECONOMIST THAT DRAWS A CROWD... AND KEEPS THEM ENTERTAINED!
“Chris Thornberg is great. I always try to find ways to attend conferences when he speaks. He is, hands down, the most entertaining economist on the planet.”
– Senior Vice President, Capital One
“I’ve been working in the healthcare industry for years and have attended a number of presentations by economists. Dr. Thornberg kept my attention (even with his numerous slides) the entire time.”
– Chief Financial Officer, Solari Inc