Robert Eyler, Ph.D.


Robert Eyler, President & Head of Research

Eyler-2870 closeRobert Eyler is President and Head of Research at Economic Forensics and Analytics. Dr. Robert Eyler is also Dean of the School of Extended and International Education at Sonoma State University. Dr. Eyler is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Regional Economic Analysis at Sonoma State University, where he has been teaching since 1995. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in 1998. He earned a B.A. in Economics at CSU, Chico in 1992. Dr. Eyler also serves on the board of directors of Redwood Credit Union, a $2.3 billion nonprofit financial cooperative. Robert also serves on the board of directors of SommSelect, a wine curation company. Dr. Eyler specializes in research on macroeconomic and monetary policies, and is finalizing a textbook on monetary and banking topics. His academic work has focused on the economics of the wine industry, monetary policy and theory, derivative markets, and international finance.

Dr. Eyler is the author of two books and several academic articles concerning economic sanctions, the economics of the wine industry, and monetary economics. The first book, Economic Sanctions: International Theory and Policy at Work (2007), investigated the efficacy of using economic sanctions as a political tool and constructed a theoretical model using new open economy macroeconomic modeling to show that import sanctions are the most effective form of these political decisions. His most recent text, Money and Banking: An International Text (2009), is a college-level textbook for classes on central banking, financial institutions and markets, and banking as a business.

He is often called up by the media for his expert input into the economic climate, acted as an expert witness in interstate trade litigation, and as a forensic economist. Dr. Eyler has also acted as the CEO of Marin Economic Forum from 2009 to 2015. He also provides economic impact analyses for both private firms and public entities to help guide public policy at the local and state level and has been a visiting scholar at both the University of Bologna and Stanford University. He is married and has one daughter, Luciana, and is a native of Sonoma County, California. His family have been sheep and cattle ranchers in Marin and Sonoma counties since 1910.

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