Charles Steindel, Ph. D. - Garden State Initiative


Charles Steindel, Ph. D.


Charles Steindel, Ph.D. is a contributor of analysis on economic issues and government data reports reflecting the health of New Jersey’s economy. Dr. Steindel most recently served as a Resident Scholar of the Anisfield School of Business at Ramapo College. He was previously Chief Economist of the New Jersey Department of the Treasury and, earlier, a Senior Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Emory and his Ph.D. from MIT.

Dr. Steindel’s work is highly regarded in New Jersey and across the nation. In the words of Janet Yellen, former Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank, and current Secretary of the Treasury, “Charles Steindel is a pro. He guided the Federal Reserve for decades on the interpretation of U.S. economic statistics.” Former New Jersey Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff similarly praised Dr. Steindel’s work, noting “As the New Jersey Department of the Treasury’s first Chief Economist, Dr. Charles Steindel leveraged his experience and deep understanding of economic context to curate dry, frustratingly limited, and easily misinterpreted data series into important, practical insight for New Jersey’s policymakers dealing with everything from annual budget planning to Superstorm Sandy recovery.”