Join us for an expert talk on the impact of COVID-19 on California’s Economy by alumna, Somjita Mitra, current Chief of Economic Research at the California Department of Finance. After the presentation, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual networking session where they will be placed in multiple small group break-out sessions.
More about our speaker:
Somjita Mitra, PhD is the Chief of Economic Research at the California Department of Finance. The Economic Research Unit prepares economic forecasts and analyses of various economic developments, advises state departments and local government agencies, provides economic information to the general public and oversees the regulatory review process.
Prior to joining the Department of Finance in November 2019, she was the Director of the Institute for Applied Economics at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation. She joined the Institute for Applied Economics as an Economist in June 2013. She was involved in the planning, designing and conducting of research and analysis for consulting clients and local businesses and government. She worked on regional analysis, economic impact studies and the industrial and occupational structure of local economies.
Before joining the LAEDC, Mitra was an Economist for a local economic research and litigation consulting company evaluating economic damages, estimating lost profits, identifying key economic issues and developing necessary analytical and empirical frameworks. Prior to this, Mitra was a Project Director for a consumer research firm in Los Angeles where she managed projects that identified and analyzed key market issues for small, local firms as well as multinational corporations.
Mitra received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and her Master of Arts in Politics, Economics and Business as well as her PhD in Economics from Claremont.