Senior Economist Joins Team of Analysts

Senior Economist Joins Team of Analysts

Senior Economist Joins Team of Analysts

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — July 7, 2010 —, the premier online resource for automotive information, welcomes Economist Rebecca Braeu, PhD, to its team of analysts.

"Given the uncertainty of the economy, it's timely for us to add an experienced economist to our bench now," commented CEO Jeremy Anwyl. "The auto industry is one of the economy's biggest components, and its movement offers clues as to the direction of the economy overall."

Dr. Braeu is in the process of relocating from Boston, where she had been serving as an economist for MFC Global Investment Management. Earlier in her career, Dr. Braeu taught economics at California State University, Long Beach. She earned each of her degrees at the University of Colorado and is a member of National Association for Business Economics.

While she has extensive experience analyzing current domestic and foreign economic trends, she is most interested in the Asian and emerging markets, and is regularly interviewed by print and broadcast media on such topics.

"Rebecca's expertise will nicely round out our strong team of analysts and statisticians," commented Senior Vice President Jane Liu, PhD, to whom Rebecca will report. "The group, which includes six other PhDs, has already established leadership in car sales forecasting accuracy and industry analysis, and yet there is still so much more we can do."

"The rich data available at is an economist's dream," said Dr. Braeu. "I look forward to helping's audience understand the developments of the auto industry within a broader context."

About Edmunds ( publishes four Web sites that empower, engage and educate automotive consumers, enthusiasts and insiders., the premier online resource for automotive information, launched in 1995 as the first automotive information Web site. Its mobile site, accessible from any smartphone at, makes car pricing and other research tools available for car shoppers at dealerships and otherwise on the go. is the most-read automotive enthusiast Web site. Its mobile site, accessible from any smartphone at, features the wireless Web's highest quality car photos and videos. CarSpace is the most established automotive social networking Web site. provides insightful automotive industry commentary and analysis. Edmunds is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit. Follow on Twitter@edmunds and fan on Facebook at

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