Beacon Economics, LLC is an independent economic research and consulting firm with extensive experience conducting economic impact analysis, economic policy/legislation analysis, public revenue forecasting, regional economic analysis, industry cluster analysis, real estate market analysis, labor market analysis, and international trade analysis.
Led by Christopher Thornberg, a renowned and highly experienced PhD economist committed to rigorous research and intellectual integrity, Beacon Economics has built a reputation as a leading economic research firm. The company first rose to prominence as one of the earliest and most adamant forecasters of the subprime mortgage market meltdown that began in 2007, and is widely credited as being the first group on the West Coast to forecast the global economic recession of 2008-09. Dr. Thornberg is, in fact, one of the West Coast’s most recognized and widely published economic forecasters, with over a decade of experience forecasting the economies of the state and nation. Beacon Economics’ highly valued, proprietary economic forecast models are developed by Dr. Thornberg and the firm’s staff.
Jordan Levine is the Director of Economic Research at Beacon Economics and manages Beacon Economics’ EB-5 Visa economic and employment analysis practice. Since joining Beacon Economics, Mr. Levine has emerged as a leading authority on the economy and its many regional economies. He is in growing demand as a public speaker and as a trusted source among major national and state media.
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.