Meet the Joint Venture Team

Jon Haveman

Affiliated Researcher, Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

Jon Haveman headshot Jon Haveman is a principal with Marin Economic Consulting LLC. He is widely considered to be one of California’s leading experts on the economics of seaports, goods movement and international trade policy. He is also an expert in regional economies and local economic development. Prior to joining Marin Economic Consulting, Dr. Haveman was the chief economist at the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, a founding principal at Beacon Economics and the director of the Economy Program at the Public Policy Institute of California.

He has been a senior economist with the President's Council of Economic Advisers and an economist with the Federal Trade Commission, and he has held a faculty position in the Business School at Purdue University. Dr. Haveman holds a Ph.D. and Master of Science in economics from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of Wisconsin.

A prolific author, Dr. Haveman has published extensively on transportation and security issues at California's seaports, business outsourcing and trade in technology products. He also has a lengthy record of publishing articles in the areas of labor and international economics and a work history related to private asset accumulation. A well-known media commentator, Dr. Haveman has been quoted widely in the media. He speaks regularly at events across California and has testified at numerous federal and state government hearings on issues related to seaport activity and security, technology trade, and local economic development.

Dr. Haveman joined the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies in 2014.