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Dr. Marc Miles

Director of OREA

Dr. James Wooster
Chief Economist

Dr. Ranjana Madhusudhan
Deputy Director of OREA

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 Telephone: (609) 292-2424
 Fax: (609) 292-8764

 33 West State Street
 PO Box 004
 Trenton, NJ 08625-0004


Welcome to the homepage for the Office of the Chief Economist/Office of Revenue and Economic Analysis.
The Chief Economist is the chief advisor on economic matters to the Treasurer and also supports other State agencies. The OCE/OREA provides data, projections, and analyses for the Governor’s Budget Message, Budget in Brief, Citizen’s Tax Guide, the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the Appropriations Act, the Annual Tax Expenditure Report, the Statistics of Income Report, the Official Financial Statement, and numerous Fiscal Notes for the State Legislature.

The Office also produces technical memoranda and research reports for the Treasury Department and other State agencies and shares its economic commentaries with the public through its newsletter, New Jersey Economic Insights. It also conducts the Business Pulse survey that monitors business sentiment in the state and produces the Garden State Activity Index, which tracks key New Jersey economic indicators.

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Fourth Annual Garden State Economic Forum

State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff delivers opening remarks at the Fourth Annual Garden State Economic Forum November 17, 2014.

Leaders in the fields of economics, government, business and academia gathered at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton on Nov. 17 for the Fourth Annual Garden State Economic Forum, with “Sustaining the Recovery” as the theme of this year’s event. Over seventy people attended and heard presentations and panel discussions on topics including an overview of where New Jersey stands within the national economic recovery; the diverse economic needs and performance of the northern and southern regions of the State; and what policies face decision-makers determined to sustain economic growth.

Speakers and panelists at the event included New Jersey State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff, Resident Scholar for the Anisfield School of Business at Ramapo College Charles Steindel, Vice Chairman of the State Investment Council Tom Byrne, JP Morgan Chase & Co. Managing Director and Senior Economist James Glassman, Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Steven Malanga, and Federal Reserve Bank of New York Research Officer Jason Bram.

To view PowerPoints of presentations as well as more information on the conference, click this link to visit the 2014 Garden State Economic Forum homepage.

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A monthly survey of NJ firms about current and future economic conditions.
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Garden State Activity Index

The index combines three regional indicators to summarize current economic conditions in a single statistic.
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New Jersey Economic Insights

The Economic Insights newsletter is a regular series of economic reports researched and presented by the Chief Economist and his research staff. The newsletters provide insight and commentary, along with essential state economic data.
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