Dr. Mira Farka joined the Department of Economics at California State University, Fullerton in August 2005. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University, New York, in 2004 with concentration in financial economics, monetary policy and asset pricing and applied macroeconomics. Dr Farka’s research interests focus on applied topics in the fields of macroeconomics and finance with emphasis on asset prices and monetary policy. Her recent work provides a unified framework for analyzing the simultaneous interactions between monetary policy and financial markets. She has published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, European Financial Managements, and Review of Financial Economics.
As research associate for the Institute of Economic and Environmental Studies at CSUF, Dr. Farka has developed national and regional models that are used to forecast economic variables for the annual Economic Forecast for the Nation, Southern California and Orange County and the Midyear Update. Together with Dean Puri, Dr. Farka co-presents these analyses in the annual and midyear economic forecast conference. Her expertise in economic and financial forecasting is frequently sought by governmental and private entities such as: Orange County Office of the Treasurer, Riverside County Office of the Treasurer, KNN Public Finance, and Deutsche Bank.
Prior to joining Cal State Fullerton, Dr. Farka worked as an senior economist for Deutsche Bank, New York, were she was responsible for designing econometric and macro-based currency models. While at Deutsche Bank, Dr. Farka published daily, weekly and monthly reports which were featured on two flagship Wall Street publications: Deutsche Bank Exchange Rate Perspectives and Deutsche Bank FX Weekly.