Dr. Kleinhenz has held several positions over the course of his career, most recently as Economist and Executive Director of Research with Beacon Economics. He previously served as the Chief Economist for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) and Deputy Chief Economist with the California Association of Realtors, and held academic positions USC, UC Riverside, and Cal State Fullerton. Kleinhenz has worked with numerous clients in the private sector, the public sector, and academia, producing a variety of economic forecasts, economic impact studies, land use, economic development, and industry studies, and public policy analyses.
Dr. Kleinhenz is known for his extensive knowledge of the economy and economic policy. He speaks to a variety of audiences that include leaders in business, government, the nonprofit sector, and education. A frequent contributor to the media, he has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg, and NPR, and has been quoted in news outlets including the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury-News, and numerous Southern California publications. He is a member of the National Association for Business Economics, past President and Treasurer of the National Association for Business Economics-Los Angeles Chapter, and past Treasurer of the Real Estate Research Council of Southern California.
Kleinhenz holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Southern California with a specialty in urban and regional economics. He also holds an M.A. in Economics from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan.
- National Economic Outlook
- California Economic Outlook