Office of the Secretary Leonardo Delgado

Leonardo Delgado

Leonardo Delgado

Chief Economist for the Department of Finance and Administration

Dr. Leonardo Delgado serves as Chief Economist for the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA).

Dr. Delgado manages the Economic Analysis Bureau at DFA. He keeps track of General Fund revenues, maintains and develops revenue forecasting models. Additionally, he analyzes the oil and natural gas sector, labor markets and trends, and provides policy and economic analysis of various policy initiatives and public finance issues. Dr. Delgado is also part of the Consensus Revenue Estimating Group (CREG), which forecasts New Mexico General Fund Revenues.

He holds double Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Economics, and a Doctorate of Economic Development with a specialization in Economic Research from New Mexico State University.

He has experience in conducting a wide range of economic analyses and modeling, economic impact studies, economic reports, fiscal analyses, and forecasting revenues. His past work experience includes the New Mexico Finance Authority and the Office of Policy Analysis at Arrowhead at New Mexico State University. Dr. Delgado is also a member of the Western Social Science Association.