Lynn Reaser, Ph.D., CBE

Chief Economist
Adjunct Professor of Economics


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of California Los Angeles
  • M.A., Economics, University of California Los Angeles
  • B.A., Economics, University of California Los Angeles

Courses Taught

  • Economic Environment of Business - BUS 630

Experience in Field

  • Fermanian Business and Economic Institute, Chief Economist, 2009 - Present
  • Point Loma Nazarene University, Adjunct Professor of Economics, 2009 - Present
  • Bank of America, Chief Economist, 1996 - 2009
  • Wells Fargo Corporation, Chief Economist, 1992 - 1996

Professional and Community Involvement

  • California State Treasurer's Council of Economic Advisors, Current Chair
  • National Association for Business Economics Foundation, Current Chair
  • California State Controller's Council of Economic Advisors, Past Chair
  • National Association for Business Economics, Past President
  • American Bankers' Association Economic Advisory Council, Past Chairman
  • Boston Economic Club, Past Member
  • California Governor's Council of Economic Advisors, Past Member
  • Leadership Florida, Past Member
  • Previous Fiscal Advisor to cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco

Awards and Honors

  • San Diego Top 50 Influentials, 2011
  • NABE Outlook Award, 2012
  • NABE Certificate of Appreciation, 2010, 2012
  • NABE Past Presidents Award, 2010
  • Bank of America Spirit Medallion, 2007
  • Barnett Banks Outstanding Partnership Award, 1997
  • City of Los Angeles Plaque of Appreciation, 1996

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications

  • San Diego Military Economic Impact Study, 2018
  • Housing San Diego's Homeless at Greatest Risk: A Cost Benefit Analysis, March 2016
  • 2016 Economic Outlook, Economic Harmony or Discord?, February 2016
  • SDMAC San Diego's Shipbuilding and Repair Ecosystem, December 2015
  • SDHC: Its Housing Footprint, Community Role and Economic Impact on San Diego, November 2015
  • SDMAC: Military Economic Impact Study, September 2015
  • Opening San Diego's Door to Lower Housing Costs, April 2015
  • 2015 Economic Outlook, Looking Back with Nostalgia or Celebrating an Innovative Future, December 2014
  • Can 3D Printing Unlock Bioinspiration's Full Potential, September 2014
  • SDMAC SPAWAR Economic Impact Study, April 2014