Jordan Levine is Economist and Director of Economic Research at Beacon Economics, LLC. Mr. Levine plays a leading role in the firm's major consulting projects and is responsible for running and updating Beacon Economics' quarterly state and metro area forecast models. He also manages the firm's EB-5 Visa economic and employment analysis practice. He has conducted economic forecasting and analysis for the Office of the California State Controller, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, the California Bankers Association, and Paulson & Co., Inc., among many others.Since joining Beacon Economics, Mr. Levine has emerged as a leading authority on the California state economy and its many regional economies. He is in growing demand as a public speaker and is a trusted source among major national and state media. He has been quoted by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Sacramento Bee, San Jose Mercury News, Los Angeles Business Journal, KNX Radio in Los Angeles, and Capital Public Radio in Sacramento. An accomplished speaker, Mr. Levine has delivered presentations on the state budget and economy to the California State Controller�s Council of Economic Advisors, a wide variety of business organizations, and regularly delivers the state forecast at Beacon Economics� annual regional forecast conferences.Mr. Levine specializes in analyzing economic indicators such as real output, employment, demographics, home prices, consumer spending, and new construction. He also has extensive experience analyzing the U.S. economy including gross domestic product; international trade; money, credit, and banking sectors; employment and labor force; and real estate markets. Mr. Levine's expertise includes sub-regional analysis in California. He regularly produces detailed economic reports for metropolitan statistical areas, counties, cities, and sub-city areas. He also authors chapters in Beacon Economics� Regional Forecast Books - detailed analyses of the demographic and economic trends occurring in regions across California.Prior to joining Beacon Economics, Mr. Levine was an analyst with Quant Economics Inc., where he studied and predicted the economic effects alleged in a variety of business disputes. Projects he managed while at Quant helped to discover hundreds of millions of dollars in monetary damages for his clients.Mr. Levine's academic background includes an emphasis in international trade, monetary economics, and micro/macroeconomic analysis. His research on the manufacturing industry resulted in an innovative technique to measure the effect of global trade on U.S. employment.Mr. Levine holds an M.A. degree in International Economics with Merit from the University of Sussex and a B.A. degree in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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