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MARK SCHNIEPP, P.h.D
Summary of Current Activities
Dr. Schniepp is currently Director of the California Economic Forecast in Santa Barbara. The Company prepares forecasts and economic commentary on the regional economies of California.
He prepares economic analysis and county level forecasts for Cal Trans, Kaiser Permanente, the California Association of Realtors, and the Southern California Association of Governments.
Dr. Schniepp develops regional real estate and economic forecast publications and presents the findings at large public conferences in Ventura County, the Santa Clarita Valley, the Antelope Valley, and the Santa Maria Valley.
He publishes a semi-annual real estate and economic forecast for Santa Barbara County as part of a Santa Barbara Association of Realtors® hosted conference series. The event is held twice a year at the Double Tree Resort in Santa Barbara.
Dr. Schniepp participates with the UCLA Anderson Forecast in the preparation of the annual Orange County Economic Forecast each year in October, and the San Diego County Economic Forecast in May.
As a consulting economist to The Irvine Company in Orange County, he has developed both residential and office sector forecasting models for strategic decision making.
He is currently developing regional housing forecast models on 66 U.S. metro areas for John Burns Real Estate Consulting
Dr. Schniepp served as senior economist to Kathleen Connell, the California State Controller from 1999 to 2003.
Dr. Schniepp served as Director of the Economic Forecast Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara, between 1982 and 2000.
As a past member of the faculty of the Department of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, He taught intermediate micro-economic and macroeconomic theory, applied regional modeling, applied econometrics, and forecasting, 1979-1990.
Dr Schniepp received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1982. His fields of research for the degree were econometrics, regional economics, and natural resource economics.