About Mark Schniepp


Dr. Schniepp is currently Director of the California Economic Forecast in Santa Barbara. The Company prepares forecasts and economic commentary on the regional economies of California.

He prepares economic analysis and county level forecasts for Cal Trans, Kaiser Permanente, Blue Shield of California, the California Association of Realtors, and the Southern California Association of Governments.

Dr. Schniepp develops regional real estate and economic forecast publications and presents the findings at large public conferences in Ventura County, the Santa Clarita Valley, and Santa Barbara County. He also participates with the UCLA Anderson Forecast in the preparation of the annual Orange County Economic Forecast each year in April, and the San Diego County Economic Forecast in May.

Dr. Schniepp produces the Economic Newsletter called The Economic Watch which can be downloaded from www.californiaforecast.com. As a consulting economist to The Irvine Company in Orange County, he has developed both residential and office sector forecasting models for strategic decision making. Dr. Schniepp also served as senior economist to Kathleen Connell, the California State Controller from 1999 to 2003.

Dr. Schniepp served as Director of the Economic Forecast Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara, between 1985 and 2000. As a past member of the faculty of the Department of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he taught intermediate micro-economic and macroeconomictheory, applied regional modeling, applied econometrics, and forecasting, 1980-1990.

Dr. Schniepp is quoted regularly by news organizations throughout the state on California economics. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1985. He may be reached by calling 805-692-2498, writing to 5385 Hollister Avenue, Box 207, Santa Barbara, CA 93111, or by sending an email to mark@californiaforecast.com.