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Photo_Manfred KeilManfred Keil
Professor of Economics
Claremont McKenna College

Manfred Keil is a Professor of Economics at Claremont McKenna College and the Associate Director of the Lowe Institute of Political Economy. Dr. Keil has been involved in the analysis and forecasting of economic activity in the Inland Empire since the beginning of the project in 2009. His teaching duties at Claremont McKenna College involve statistics, econometrics, and macroeconomics. In addition, he has lectured at Claremont Graduate University, Pomona College, and Scripps College. He is also a fellow at the Rose Institute.

Prof. Keil received his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics in 1985 and a Fulbright Scholar. He arrived in Claremont in 1995 after holding appointments in Montreal, Boston, and Essex/England. His research interests are in comparative economic performance of geographic areas, politico-economic interaction, and forecasting. He is involved in popularizing data science programs at The Claremont Colleges, and has been the lead CMC faculty in the joint CMC-Yonsei University (Yonsei School of Business) program in Seoul, Korea, for the last seven years. In addition, he has been involved in teaching quantitative courses in the CMC Silicon Valley Program in the Bay Area.

At the Lowe Institute, Prof. Keil is responsible for leading a large number of research assistants to produce the Inland Empire economic analysis. Since 2009, seven of the RAs have been hired by the Federal Reserve Board in D.C., and others have found employment at the Federal Reserve Banks of Boston and San Francisco. Several have taken up positions at The Brookings Institute, the Urban Institute, Google, Microsoft, and Boston Consulting Group.

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