Laura Kalambokidis is Minnesota's State Economist. In that position, she heads the Economic Analysis unit 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.