Department of Economics

Matthew Silva

  • Graduated: 2013
  • Field: Analyst/Consultant

Matthew Silva(opens in new window), who graduated Cum Laude in 2013 with a BA in Economics and a minor in anthropology, is a data researcher for S&P Global(opens in new window)  and a Master’s candidate at the University of Denver(opens in new window).  In 2011 Matthew transferred from Butte College(opens in new window), where he earned a 3.7 GPA to Chico State.  He spent 2011 winter intersession studying abroad in Turkey.  Matthew was a member of Golden Key(opens in new window) and Phi Kappa Phi(opens in new window)

Matthew helped support himself at Butte and at Chico State by working as a shift supervisor at Papa Murphy’s in Chico. 

After graduation from Chico State Matthew enrolled at the University of Denver to pursue his Master’s degree in Economics and to work as a graduate teaching assistant. For his thesis research, Matthew is investigating “how public policy can affect general welfare in the face of a changing labor market due to technological progress in the fields of automation and artificial intelligence,” according to his Matthew's LinkedIn page(opens in new window).

Matthew joined Standard & Poor’s as a data researcher in 2015.  His duties include data, collection, and reporting.  

“Economics helps me in my career by giving me the tools I use to look at bond markets and other financial markets during my day to day activities at work,” Matt stated in a recent email.  “Plus, a degree in Economics provides the obvious benefits for furthering a career in finance or research in general, but the methods used to analyze the economy are applicable to nearly everything.” (Last Updated 9/5/16)