Monica Long conducts research for PPA. She possesses advanced quantitative skills, such as multivariate analysis, development of econometric equations, macroeconomic forecasting, and cost-benefit analysis.
Master’s degree in applied economics and bachelor’s degree in economics (Honors College) from Eastern Michigan University.
Also notable: Ms. Long is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society.
She also has extensive experience with surveys (online, telephone, and print), from creation to implementation.
Ms. Long serves on the evaluation team for the statewide evaluation of supplemental education services for the Michigan Department of Education, assisting with quantitative analysis. She also assists with quantitative analysis and audience satisfaction surveying, and contributes to research and writing for a guide to help women develop careers in the emerging green sector, a project of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau.
Ms. Long also has experience in the analysis of social networking, assisting on PPA’s evaluation of the Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) Initiative, a project of the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.
Prior to joining PPA, Ms. Long was a graduate assistant in the Department of Economics at Eastern Michigan University, where she was involved in the development of econometric models for key state and local government revenue sources. She participated in the College Fed Challenge, where her team earned special recognition for its presentation of an analysis of the economy, a short-term forecast, and policy recommendations.