Stephen Levy is Director and Senior Economist of the Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy (CCSCE) in Palo Alto. CCSCE is a private research organization founded in 1969 to provide an independent assessment of economic and demographic trends in California.
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’s annual reports have acquired a national reputation for credible and independent analyses.
CCSCE prepares long-term economic and demographic projections for public and private sector organizations in California. Recent clients include SCAG, SACOG, MWD and The Irvine Company.
Recently Steve has been doing research on the impact of immigration on the California economy. CCSCE prepared a paper on immigration issues for the California Economic Strategy Panel and is currently studying the implications of immigration for California workforce policy.
For the past several years Steve has worked extensively on how the state budget and economy are related. He created the California Budget Challenge and Budget IQ Quiz in partnership with Next Ten. Steve has also worked with the Rockefeller and San Francisco Foundations to present workshops that serve as a forum for discussing the relationship between the state economy and budget.