Ferdinando Guerra

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Associate Faculty
Social Sciences
Division of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Saddleback College


M.A., International Economics and International Relations, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Bologna, Italy and Washington D.C., 2000

B.A., Economics and International Relations, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, 1996

Saddleback College, 1991-1993

Work Experience

Nando has been teaching at Saddleback College since January 2009. He teaches Economics and Political Science/International Relations. He has roughly 15 years of work experience in economic research, forecasting, economic consulting, and financial services, including positions in Washington D.C. and on Wall Street. He has worked for Standard & Poor's (S&P), Morgan Stanley, and the American Stock Exchange.

He is currently a Senior Economist at the Port of Long Beach where he focuses on forecasting, economic impacts and strategic planning. His main responsibility is to closely monitor developments in the global economy and provide valuable insight on how those developments impact the port. He particularly tracks the macroeconomic conditions within the U.S. and the top trading partners of the port including Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia.

He previously worked as a Consultant/International Economist to the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) in Downtown Los Angeles and also advised other government agencies, companies and organizations. He specialized in economic development with a specialization in how Southern California is connected to the global economy, international economics and international trade.

He has briefed the Mayor's Office of Los Angeles including former Mayor Villaraigosa and current Mayor Garcetti on LA's relations with China, Japan and South Korea.

He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Long Beach Press Telegram, Press Enterprise, Ventura County Star, & other local publications and has appeared on ABC TV Channel 7, PBS, NPR, KNX 1070AM, Hong Kong Phoenix TV, Sinovision, Voice of America, and NHK-Japan.

In his spare time, Nando enjoys following politics, foreign affairs, watching hockey, anything Italian (FORZA ITALIA), reading, and traveling. 

Honors and Awards

International Economics Honor Society, 2000
Golden Key Honor Society, 1995

Research Interests

International Economics

International Trade
Political Risk Analysis/Country Analysis
Foreign Policy
Economic Development