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Irena Asmundson

Irena AsmundsonChief Economist, California Department of Finance

Irena Asmundson joined the California Department of Finance as Chief Economist in April 2013. Prior to joining the department, she was a Senior Economist at the International Monetary Fund.

In addition to covering policy issues such as global macroeconomic and financial imbalances, crises, and interconnectedness, she provided forecasts and policy advice on a range of countries, including the United Kingdom and Afghanistan. She served as a Staff Economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisers, focusing on international trade.

A second-generation California native, Asmundson received her PhD in Economics from Stanford University, and her bachelor's degrees in Mathematics and Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.