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Lynn Reaser, Chief Economist

Lynn Reaser, Member of the Controller's Council of Economic AdvisorsLynn Reaser is Chief Economist of the Controller’s Council of Economic Advisors.

She holds the same position with the Fermanian Business & Economic Institute at Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU). The Institute engages in economic analysis, modeling, and forecasting with practical and actionable recommendations for corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.

Dr. Reaser has also served as Chief Economist of the Investment Strategies Group at Bank of America. In this role, she provided the global and U.S. economic framework for investment strategy for high net-worth, institutional and brokerage clients, encompassing more than $500 billion under management.

Dr. Reaser is active in many professional organizations, including serving as past President of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), which has also named her a Fellow for her contributions to the profession. This year, she received the NABE Outlook Award for the most accurate economic forecast in 2011-12.

Dr. Reaser is a member of the PLNU business faculty, teaching managerial economics in the MBA program.

She received her bachelor’s, master's and doctoral degrees in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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