Christopher Thornberg, Ph.D. Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Beacon Economics, LLC
  • Phone: (310) 571-3399
  • Fax: (424) 646-4660
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Economics and Real Estate

Specialty Focus: Statistics, Banking, Employment, Business Damages, Arbitration/Mediation, Business Valuation, Financial, Securities & Investments

Education: Ph.D., Management: Concentration in Business Economics, The Anderson School: University of California, Los Angeles; B.S., Business Administration, State University of New York at Buffalo

Years in Practice: 22

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 23

Additional Information

Christopher Thornberg founded Beacon Economics LLC in 2006. Under his leadership the firm has become one of the most respected research organizations in California serving public and private sector clients across the United States. In 2015, Dr. Thornberg also became Director of the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development and an Adjunct Professor at the School. An expert in economics, he became nationally known for forecasting the subprime mortgage market crash that began in 2007, and was one of the few economists on record to predict the global economic recession that followed. Dr. Thornberg holds a Ph.D in Business Economics from The Anderson School at UCLA, and a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Thornberg provides expert testimony and litigation support on economic and business issues to law firms of all sizes, by being able to clarify complex business matters and illuminate economic cause-and-effect. Dr. Thornberg has distinguished himself in his commitment to empirical, fact-based analysis through wide-ranging work in the real estate, financial, business, and government spheres. Working for both plaintiffs and defendants, Dr. Thornberg's reputation for analytical excellence and objectivity to bear on every client’s case, gaining favorable outcomes by applying real world expertise. Areas of Litigation Support Expertise: -Labor & Employment o Loss of Income o Mitigation -Valuation o Business Disruption & Loss of Profit o Business Plan Analysis -Commercial & Residential Real Estate o Financial Feasibility o Foreclosure o Interest Rates o Eminent Domain