Economic Outlook and Current Supply Chain Issues
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Alan Gin is Associate Professor of Economics at the Knauss School of Business at University of San Diego (USD). He received a B.S. in Economics from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, and MA and Ph.D. degrees, both in Economics, from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). Alan has been at USD since 1988, having previously taught at Loyola Marymount University and UCSB. His work experience includes stints with the Community Development Department of the County of Fresno and the Public Works Department of the City of Oxnard.
Alan is one of the affiliated faculty members of USD’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate. His other research interests include local public finance, urban transportation, and the economy of San Diego. On the latter subject, he is best known for developing and publishing USD’s Index of Leading Economic Indicators for San Diego County, a monthly report on the outlook for the local economy. Alan’s insights on the local economy have made him a popular source for interviews, and he has given over 1,000 interviews to local and national media sources. He has been quoted in the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Daily Transcript, the San Diego Business Journal, Newsweek, and other publications. He has also been interviewed on numerous radio stations and has made appearances on many of the local television stations.
In addition to studying the local economy, Alan also has an interest in the business environment of Asia in general, and of greater China in particular. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Asian Business Association of San Diego and sits on the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Association of Southern California (San Diego Chapter). Alan has taught in the University of San Diego’s Study Abroad Programs in Hong Kong and Beijing/Shanghai, and has traveled extensively in the region.