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Evelina Tainer, Ph.D.
Chief Economist
Evelina Tainer, Ph.D.
Evelina Tainer is Chief Economist of the Labor Market and Economic Analysis branch of the Washington State Employment Security Department, which collects, analyses and distributes the full range of labor markets information for Washington State. She has been in this position since May 2006.
Before entering state service, Evelina Tainer was chief economist for California-based company Econoday, Inc, for eight years, where she provided analysis and education regarding the economy's relationship to investment behavior. Previously, Evelina was responsible for directing short term forecasting analysis for a U.S. bank and the brokerage arm of an international bank in Chicago. She was the primary architect of the Bankers Guide to Economic Indicators that was instituted at the Federal Reserve Board's Banking School in the 1990s. She has also taught economics and finance at several Chicago-area universities and is currently an adjunct lecturer at the University of Illinois at Chicago through its online MBA program.
Evelina Tainer authored Using Economic Indicators to Improve Investment Analysis, Third Edition (2006, John Wiley). The second edition also has a Chinese translation.
Evelina was on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Business Economics from 1993 to 1996. She chaired the committee for the Annual Meeting held in New Orleans in 1997 and the Washington DC Policy Seminar in 1995 and was the first chair of the NABE Financial Roundtable. She is currently on the Editorial Board of Business Economics.
In 2004, Evelina was inducted into the Alumni Leadership Academy at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Business Administration.
She has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago where she also received her undergraduate degree.
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