Stephen Levy

Affiliated Researcher and Sr. Advisor to the Silicon Valley Index, Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

headshot Stephen Levy is Director and Senior Economist of the Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy (CCSCE) in Palo Alto. CCSCE works with public institutions and private companies that require an explanation and analysis of California growth trends including detailed projections. Stephen Levy is the principal author of CCSCE’s annual report series on the California economy. CCSCE prepares long-term economic and demographic projections for public and private sector organizations. Recent clients include ABAG, SCAG, the East Bay Economic Development Alliance, The Irvine Company, Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the City of San Jose. During the past four years Steve has participated in several workforce related projects.

He created the California Budget Challenge in partnership with Next 10, prepared a paper on Proposition 13 for Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s annual Silicon Valley Index, and worked with California Forward on linking future economic and demographic trends in California to state budget issues. His interests also include the conditions for economic competitiveness in California and the impact of immigration on the state economy.

Steve is often asked to speak before public and private groups and has a reputation for being frank and provocative as well as serious and nonpartisan. He is a member of the NOVA (Silicon Valley) Workforce Board, the California Workforce Board and the Board of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute and recently served on the Infrastructure Blue Ribbon Commission in Palo Alto. He has degrees in economics from MIT and Stanford University.