Pearl M. Kamer
LIA Chief Economist
Pearl M. Kamer is Chief Economist of the Long Island Association, Long Island's largest business and civic organization, where she monitors and analyzes national, regional and Long Island business trends. Dr. Kamer received her Ph.D. and M.B.A. degrees from New York University and her undergraduate degree from Queens College where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Dr. Kamer serves on the Board of Economic Advisors of the Ways and Means Committee of the New York State Assembly. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Community Development Corporation of Long Island and the Broadhollow Bioscience Park at Farmingdale State College. She is Chair of the Farmingdale State College Council.
Dr. Kamer has taught at Hofstra, Adelphi, Stony Brook, New York University and Queens College. She is the author of two books: Crisis in Urban Public Finance and The U.S. Economy in Crisis: Adjusting to the New Realities.