Ian Goldsmith



Ian Goldsmith is an Associate with JOHNSON ECONOMICS. He has a Master of Science in Economics from Portland State University, where he also obtained dual undergraduate degrees in Economics and Geography as well as a minor in GIS. He also serves as an editor for the economics journal Panoeconomicus.

Prior to joining JOHNSON ECONOMICS, Ian worked as a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Economics at Portland State University and wrote for Global Envision, a development economics blog run by Mercy Corps. He spends much of his spare time as a fantasy football analyst and editor.


  • MS Economics, Portland State University
  • BS Economics, Portland State University
  • Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Resource Economics, Portland State University
  • BS Geography; GIS Minor, Portland State University


Areas of Specialization

  • Econometric & Statistical Analysis
  • GIS Analysis
  • Regional Economic Analysis
  • Multifamily Residential Pricing Analysis
  • Sustainability


Recent Projects

  • Hedonic regression analysis to determine the effect of landslide risk on home prices in Portland, OR
  • Transportation analysis for Metro’s SW Corridor Plan
  • Residential market analysis for a proposed multifamily project in Gresham, OR
  • Highest and best use analysis for a site in Washougal, WA
  • Retail market analyses for sites in Battle Ground and Pasco, WA
  • Retail market analysis for a commercial corridor in Las Cruces, NM



  • Western Economics Association International 2016 – “How Landslide Risk Affects Detached Single Family Home Sales in Southwest Portland”
  • PNREC 2017 – “Creating Normalized Rental Surfaces for Predictive Development Models”



  • Certified Master Recycler
  • Former member of the Lake Oswego Planning Commission and Sustainability Advisory Board
  • Presented at the annual Western Economics Association International conference