Executive Director, The National Economic Education Delegation
2019 Speaker

San Francisco, California

Jon Haveman is widely considered to be one of California’s leading experts on the economics of seaports, goods movement and international trade policy. He is also an expert in regional economies and local economic development. He is currently a principal with Marin Economic Consulting, a boutique consultancy providing reports to government agencies, economic development organizations and others. Previously Haveman was the chief economist at the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, a founding principal at Beacon Economics, and the director of the economy program at the Public Policy Institute of California. He has been a senior economist with the President's Council of Economic Advisers and an economist with the Federal Trade Commission. Haveman holds a PhD and Master of Science in economics from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of Wisconsin.

Haveman has published extensively on transportation and security issues at California's seaports, business outsourcing, and trade in technology products. He has been quoted in numerous periodicals, is frequently interviewed on radio and television and has testified at numerous federal and state government hearings.

Haveman has given more than 500 talks on subjects including general economic conditions, poverty and income inequality, seaport security, and the implications of autonomous vehicles. Through his experience as a speaker, Haveman has recognized the benefits of economic literacy in informing national policy discussions. This dedication to outreach by professional economists has developed his vision for the National Economic Education Delegation (NEED), a nonprofit of which he is executive director.