Dr. Schniepp is  Director of the California Economic Forecast in Santa Barbara. The company prepares forecasts and commentary on the regional economies of California.

He prepares economic analysis and regional forecasts for Caltrans, Kaiser Permanente,  Exxon Mobil, and the Southern California Association of Governments.

Dr. Schniepp develops regional real estate and economic forecast publications and presents the findings at large public conferences in Santa Barbara County, Ventura County, and the Santa Clarita Valley.

Dr. Schniepp participates with the UCLA Anderson Forecast in the preparation of the annual Orange County Economic Forecast and the San Diego County Economic Forecast, which are held in the spring of each year.

He presents updated U.S, and California economic and demographic information to a number of organizations at over 25 conferences throughout the year.

Dr. Schniepp served as senior economist to Kathleen Connell, the California State Controller from 1999 to 2003.

Dr. Schniepp served as Director of the Economic Forecast Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara, between 1985 and 2000.

As a past faculty member in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he taught intermediate microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, applied regional modeling, applied econometrics, and forecasting, from 1982 to 1991.

Dr Schniepp received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1985.  His fields of research for the degree were econometrics, regional economics, and natural resource economics.