Michael Ferguson, Director
Mike previously served as Chief Economist in the Governor’s budget office where he was responsible for performing economic and fiscal analysis. He served in that capacity for 25 years, working in both Democratic and Republican administrations. Prior to his time in the governor’s budget office, Mike worked as an economist at the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, where he provided expert witness testimony in electric and gas utility rate cases. He also worked as an econometrician at a large regional bank, where he built and operated econometric models of state economies. Mike has a bachelors degree in economics from Boise State University, and completed graduate work at the University of Oregon in urban/regional economics, resource economics, and public finance.