The California State University, Fullerton International Trade Forecast (Nov. 2017) by Dr. Mira Farka and Dr. Adrian Fleissig provides an extensive analysis of merchandise exports in the Southern California Region by total volume, main destination country, by region, and by main sectors for the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), Orange County and the Inland Empire (Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario) MSA.
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Dr. Mira Farka earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University and specializes in financial, macro and global economics. She has published in leading academic journals and received the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics 2013 Outstanding Faculty Award and CSUF Outstanding Researcher Award (2010 and 2013). As the Co-Director for the Institute of Economic and Environmental Studies at CSUF, Dr. Farka has developed national models that are used to forecast economic indicators, analyze economic trends, and provide policy recommendations. She is widely known for developing and presenting the CSUF Economic Forecasts for the Nation, Southern California and Orange County in the CSUF Economic Forecast Conference (annual and midyear update). Dr. Farka is routinely quoted by various media sources and she is invited as a key note speaker on economic and financial issues by various business, government, and educational organizations. Prior to joining Cal State Fullerton, Dr. Farka worked as a senior economist for Deutsche Bank, New York, where she was responsible for developing economic forecast models for key national and international macroeconomic variables, currency forecasts, and for providing financial market analysis. more
Dr. Adrian R. Fleissig has a joint Ph.D. in Economics and Statistics and specializes in regional, macro economics and econometric analysis. He is a Professor of Economics at California State University Fullerton and is ranked in the top 1.4% (757 out of 55,000) of economists world-wide based on his academic research. He is well-known in developing economic theory and econometric methodology to better understand monetary policy decisions of the Federal Reserve Bank, consumer choices and regional economics. At CSUF, he has been awarded the Outstanding University Researcher Award (2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010). Dr. Fleissig works on many projects including the County of Riverside Forecasts and Economic Outlook, OC Strategic Financial Plan, Transportation Revenue Forecasts for Orange County and has developed the Southern California Leading Economic Indicator. As a former member of the Advisory Board for Monetary Services Index, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, he provided input for the construction of one of the monetary aggregates produced by the Federal Reserve Bank.