Laurel J. Fish
Experience & Background
Laurel has worked with PFC since 2016. Initially working in a support role while she completed her M.S. in Economics, she now works as a consultant and expert in economics, statistics, Monte Carlo and simulation, data analytics and data science, and applied finance.
Currently, Laurel has two academic publications. One paper introduces Monte Carlo methods as often used in litigation and business contexts. Her second paper documents how the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has surprising impacts on how a key economic data series is reported. Her master's research presented an empirical assessment of California's recent state-funded travel ban impact on air passenger travel to "embargo states" where state-funded travel is prohibited.
Laurel received her M.S. in Economics with an Economic Analysis Option from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Previously, she obtained her B.A. in Economics with minors in Mathematics and Business Honors from California State University, Northridge. She also obtained her MAFF® credential in 2020.