Jerry Nickelsburg joined the UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and The Anderson Forecast in 2006. Since 2017 he has been the Director of The Anderson Forecast. He teaches economics in the MBA program with a focus on business forecasting and on international business economics.
As the Director of The Anderson Forecast he plays a key role in the economic modeling and forecasting of the National, California, and regional economies. He has conducted research in the areas of labor economics, industrial organization, statistics, and international monetary economics, focusing on the development of new data and the application of economic theory and statistical methods to policy issues.
His current academic research is on labor markets, and transportation economics. He is a regular presenter at Economic Conferences and is cited in the national media including the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Reuters.
He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota in 1980 specializing in monetary economics and econometrics.
He was formerly a professor of Economics at the University of Southern California and has held executive positions with McDonnell Douglas, FlightSafety International, and FlightSafety Boeing during a fifteen-year span in the aviation business. He also held a position with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors developing forecasting tools, and has advised banks, investors and financial institutions. From 2000 to 2006, he was the Managing Principal of Deep Blue Economics, a consulting firm he founded.
He has been the recipient of the Korda Fellowship, USC Outstanding Teacher, India Chamber of Commerce Jubilee Lecturer, and he is a Fulbright Scholar.
He has published over 100 scholarly and popular articles on economic policy, monetary economics, statistics, labor economics, and industrial organization and he is the author of two books on monetary economics and exchange rates.