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Dr. Raymond Sfeir

Professor, Director, Anderson Center for Economic Research
A. Gary Anderson Chair of Economic Analysis
The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics
Expertise: U.S. Economic Performance; California Economy; Orange County Economy
Office Location: Beckman Hall 306F
Phone: (714) 997-6551
American University of Beirut, Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Santa Barbara, Master of Arts
University of California, Santa Barbara, Ph.D.


Professor of Economics and Management Science. Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Sfeir teaches microeconomics, applied econometrics, statistics and forecasting. His research interests include operations research, capital asset pricing models and applied economics. Dr. Sfeir conducts the quarterly survey of purchasing managers in California and is quoted frequently in The Los Angeles Times and The Orange County Register. He is currently studying the performance of the manufacturing sector in California.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

"Force Majeure or Mineur", Orange County Business Journal, March 16, 2020, page 69
"The Folly of Central Planning", Orange County Business Journal, February 17, 2020.
"Business Recovery for Small Orange County Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Utilizing CARES Act Funding", May 2020, written for the Orange County Community Resources, Community Investment Division.
"Orange County Taxable Sales Forecast"
"People Vote with Their Feet", Orange County Business Journal, May 13, 2019
"The Economic Impact of Chapman University on the City of Orange"
"The Economic Impact of HOAG on Orange County and the City of Newport Beach"
"A Puzzlement", (with Jim Doti), Orange County Business Journal, Vol 41, No. 34, August 20-26, 2018
"The Economic Impact of Chapman University on Orange County"