Economic Analysis produces forecasts of Minnesota economic activity and General Fund revenue for the Governor and Legislature. We also serve as a resource for all Minnesotans on topics related to the U.S. economy, Minnesota economy, and state tax revenue forecasts. Click through the tabs below to learn more about MMB's economists, ask a question, or request a presentation from Economic Analysis.
Laura Kalambokidis is Minnesota's State Economist. In that position, she heads Economic Analysis at MMB, which is responsible for producing and presenting the state’s revenue and economic forecasts.
Laura is also a professor in the Department of Applied Economics and an extension economist at the University of Minnesota, where she teaches public sector economics and does research on a range of federal and state tax policy issues.
Laura was a member of the Minnesota State Budget Trends Study Commission in 2007-08 and the Minnesota Tax Expenditure Review Study Group in 2010-11. Prior to assuming her position at the university, she was a financial economist in the Office of Tax Analysis in the U.S. Department of Treasury in Washington, D.C, where she provided economic analysis of tax policy issues and developed models to estimate the revenue effects of proposed tax changes.
Laura has been Minnesota State Economist since 2013. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Minnesota.
For interview requests or other media inquiries, please contact Laura at Laura.Kalambokidis@state.mn.us or (651) 201-8019.
John Peloquin is an economist in Economic Analysis at MMB. He is responsible for preparing revenue forecasts of Minnesota’s individual income tax, general sales tax, and deed and mortgage taxes.
John’s major research interest includes developing methods to forecast components of the income tax base and sales tax base. He also routinely provides assistance to state and local government policymakers and staff, the academic and business communities, the media, and the general public.
John has been an economist with Economic Analysis since 1978 and has had the pleasure of working with all 7 Minnesota State Economists. He has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota and a Master in Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota.
Please contact John at John.Peloquin@state.mn.us or (651) 201-8018.
Matt Schoeppner is an economist in Economic Analysis at MMB. He is responsible for monitoring state and national economic conditions, forecasting Minnesota economic activity, and preparing forecasts of select Minnesota tax receipts, including the corporate income and motor vehicle sales taxes.
Matt’s research interests include quantifying state revenue volatility, tracking forecast error, and assessing the adequacy of state rainy day funds. He also routinely gives presentations and provides assistance to state and local government policymakers and staff, the academic and business communities, the media, and the general public on economic and revenue-related matters.
Matt has been an economist with Economic Analysis since 2007. He holds an M.A. in Economics from the University of Maine and a B.A. in Mathematics from Gustavus Adolphus College.
Please contact Matt at Matthew.Schoeppner@state.mn.us or (651) 201-8048.
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If your question is specific to our state revenue estimates or Minnesota economic forecast, you may wish to contact the respective Economic Analysis economist directly using the following tabs.
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