Lynn Reaser, Ph.D.

Lynn Reaser

As a professional economist, Lynn Reaser, Ph.D., brings extensive experience in the financial services sector with a keen ability to translate complex economic issues into understandable language with relevant and actionable implications.

Reaser, a leading spokesperson for Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU), conducts more than 300 media interviews annually, including newspapers, magazines, television, radio, wire services, and the Internet. She also addresses numerous domestic and international conferences and forecast events. She is presently a member of the PLNU School of Business faculty, teaching managerial economics in the MBA program. Involved in public policy, she is the chief economist of the Council of Economic Advisors for California State Treasurer John Chiang, and is a participating economist in the S & P/Case-Shiller Real Estate Index and many other leading economic gauges and surveys.

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. She received the NABE Outlook Award for the most accurate economic forecast in 2011-12 and is currently chair of the NABE Foundation.

Reaser leads the economic research team at the Fermanian Business & Economic Institute (FBEI), and is highly proficient at analyzing economic data, modeling, and forecasting, with special attention given to providing clear and concise recommendations for the reader. She brings an engaging, personal, and practical approach to writing and speaking on economic issues to all audiences with a passion toward using economics as a tool to assist people personally and in their enterprises.

In her role as chief economist for the FBEI, she provides actionable economic counsel to PLNU and its stakeholders. Guest lecturing, publishing, consulting, and public speaking are among many of her responsibilities. Consulting clients include San Diego Military Advisory Council, Building Industry Association of San Diego, Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank, Sempra Generation, San Diego Zoo Global, Equinox Center, as well as other trade associations and professional organizations.