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Treasurer Appoints Dr. Jonathan V. Hall to Council of Economic Advisors
Hall Is Head of Economic Research at Uber Technologies

November 21, 2016

Contact: Marc Lifsher

SACRAMENTO – California State Treasurer John Chiang today announced the appointment of economist Jonathan V. Hall to his Council of Economic Advisors.

Hall, 32, earned a doctorate in economics degree from Harvard University in 2010.The Redwood City resident currently is head of economic research at San Francisco-based Uber Technologies. Uber’s smartphone app has transformed the way people travel in cities and suburbs.

Hall previously worked for the Google Analysis Group and Pandora Media.

Hall is well positioned to provide the Treasurer with valuable research into how the "sharing economy" is transforming the way people work, communicate and live.

"I am excited to hear from Dr. Hall when my council meets next month," said Chiang. "His fresh perspective on how Silicon Valley is leading the technology revolution will be immensely important as we work to find ways to create more skilled, high-paying jobs across California."

Hall received his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in economics from Harvard.

At Uber, he and his research team provide data and detailed findings that underpin the firm’s public policy, communications and legal departments.

"I am honored to be asked to join the Treasurer’s council," said Hall. "As a data scientist and an economist, I have unique insights into how the technology industry is helping California continue to grow and prosper."

Hall’s understanding of the impact of "innovation, technology, entrepreneurship and millennials" on California’s economy will be particularly helpful to the Treasurer and his staff, said council Chief Economist Dr. Lynn Reaser of the Fermanian Business & Economics Institute at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego.


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