Christopher Thornberg

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Christopher Thornberg
Born (1967-10-17) October 17, 1967 (age 51)
NationalityUnited States
Alma materState University of New York at Buffalo (B.S.), 1989
UCLA (Ph.D.), 1997[2]

Christopher Thornberg is the Founding Partner of Beacon Economics, LLC, an independent research and consulting firm. He is also Director of the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development and an Adjunct Professor at the School.[3]

Education and early career[edit]

Thornberg is a native of Rochester, New York.[4] He graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1989 with a B.S. in Business Administration from the School of Management. He then attended the UCLA Anderson School of Management where he received his Ph.D in Business Economics in 1997. He first started his career as an economics professor at Clemson University. Soon though, he moved back to UCLA where he researched under the university’s economic forecasting center.[5]

Media Appearances[edit]

Thornberg has appeared on NBC’s The Today Show, ABC’s Nightline, CNN, FOX News Channel, NPR, and is regularly quoted in major national and California dailies including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune.[6]


Thornberg has served on the advisory board of Wall Street hedge fund Paulson & Co. Inc. Between 2008 and 2012, he served as a chief economic advisor to the California State Controller's Office and served as Chair of State Controller John Chiang’s Council of Economic Advisors.


  1. ^ "Housing Bubble Hero". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Housing Bubble Hero". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  3. ^ "UCR School of Business Center for Forecasting About Us". UCR School of Business. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Housing Bubble Hero". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Alumnus Profile". UB Today. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Beacon Economics Profile". Beacon Economics. Retrieved 22 June 2014.